Division Chief of Personnel Development: South Spartanburg

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Contact: Ryan Eubanks
Phone: 8643810242
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South Spartanburg Fire District is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Division Chief of Personnel Development. This position will coordinate, supervise, and manage the Training Division and serve as the Health and Safety Officer for the district. This position works independently under the supervision of the Fire Chief. South Spartanburg Fire District is in Spartanburg County, South Carolina bordering the City of Spartanburg. Serving a population of nearly 20,000; the district provides primary fire service to 42.9 square miles with a diverse geography of single and multi- family residential homes, light to moderate commercial structures, large educational campuses, high-hazard industrial, chemical and petroleum storage facilities, along with large recreational areas and six miles of interstate. The district is a proud member of the Spartanburg County Auto-Aide Group and responds to incidents within nearly 300 square miles of the county. The district operates three (3) fire stations with 20 apparatus and/or specialized equipment pieces responding to 1300 calls for service annually. Supported by a budget of $3.1 million, along with 29 career positions and 5 volunteer members. The South Spartanburg Fire District is dedicated to safeguarding lives, property, and the environment of our community through exceptional service in education, preparedness, prevention, and an all-hazards response to emergency incidents. South Spartanburg Fire District is an ISO Class 2/2Y organization. Purpose: (Division Chief of Personnel Development) To design, implement, supervise, and manage the district’s comprehensive All-Hazards Training Program and the Health and Safety Program. General Expectations: Undertake a leadership role within the district, county, state, and national organizations to enhance the South Spartanburg Fire District. Advocacy for the advancement of positive fire service culture and service delivery within the organization, among our response partners, and within the community. Bring forward solutions utilizing critical thinking and outside of the box problem-solving skills to address the rapidly changing emergency response environment. Possess and maintain the pulse of awareness and knowledge related to cutting-edge emergency service delivery. Possess and maintain a thorough knowledge of current firefighting, technical rescue, and EMS operations, including HIPAA principles and practices; a thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of firefighting, technical rescue and EMS equipment, apparatus, and tools. Possess and maintain a considerable knowledge of National Fire Protection Association guidelines, National Incident Management Systems, federal, local and state fire code applications, current fire-fighting and technical rescue standards, CPR and emergency medical service techniques, building inspection methods and fire hazards, application of fire codes and laws, arson and fire investigation techniques, processes and methods are required of the position. General Expectations Cont’d: Possess and maintain a considerable knowledge in the field of hazardous materials; a considerable knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances, rules and regulations and training and safety standards. Possess and maintain a considerable knowledge in the principles of emergency scene management and incident command systems; a considerable knowledge of infectious control programs, mitigation and recordkeeping of reported exposures. Possess and maintain a general knowledge of various training techniques and methods. Develop and maintain a general knowledge of functional responsibilities and operations of the district’s emergency service response partners. Possess and utilize the ability to plan, organize, direct public events, activities, and training; the ability to work cooperatively with all stakeholders. Possess and utilize the ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities under conditions of severe emotional and/or physical stress. Possess and utilize the ability to instruct and supervise fire personnel effectively, maintain discipline and command the respect of subordinates. Recognize and correct unsafe actions. Possess and maintain the ability to budget, maintain required records, and prepare reports and other paperwork. Objectively investigate incidents and/or accidents. Meet physical requirements of the job as may be established by competent medical authority. Expectations related to Supervision: This position provides supervision in areas such as (but not limited):  Supervises Fire District personnel directly, through field training officers or line officers as required during emergency incidents, training, and various activities. Expectations related to Training: Develops, plans, implements, reviews, and evaluates the required comprehensive all-hazards training programs as to meet local, state, and federal requirements / recommendations. Ensures consistent delivery of district comprehensive all-hazards training program. Delivers training and/or assists field training officers or line officers with required training, both academic and practical. Monitor and evaluate the competency of all district members individually, at the single and multi-company level, to include auto-aide, mutual-aid, and mobilization operations. Manages the overall documentation of the all-hazards training program with the district’s records management system. Prepares monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual training schedules for approval & implementation Expectations related to Training Cont’d: Establishes minimum standards and evaluation systems, provides for the continuous review and improvement of the all-hazards training program. Provides for attendance at outside schools, training seminars and conferences. Expectations related to Health and Safety: Develops, plans, implements, reviews, and evaluates the district’s Health, Safety, Exposure Control and Wellness programs as to meet local, state and federal requirements. Develops and manages the accident or loss prevention program. Investigate all incidents and/or accidents resulting in personnel injury, equipment and/or facility damage as assigned. Maintain a records management system as related to training, safety, exposures, health and wellness. Will be actively involved in the development and review of standard operating guidelines/policies Will be actively involved with the review of equipment specifications and assist in acceptance testing Chair the district’s safety committee Evaluates procedures and equipment for safety compliance Desired Qualifications: Ten (10) years of career fire service experience including three (3) years at the company officer level or higher; plus the equivalent knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work. An advanced education degree is preferred, but any combination of related experience and education may be considered. Required Certifications / Licensing: • NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800 • IFSAC or Proboard Fire Officer II o Fire Officer III is preferred or must be obtained post-employment. • IFSAC or Proboard Fire Instructor I o Fire Instructor III is preferred or must be obtained post-employment. • IFSAC or Proboard Health and Safety Officer o Other certifications may be considered or must be obtained post-employment. • IFSAC or ProBoard Incident Safety Officer o Other certifications may be considered or must be obtained post-employment. • IFSAC or ProBoard HazMat Technician o Other certifications may be considered or must be obtained post-employment. • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT level or higher) o Other certifications may be considered or must be obtained post-employment. • Blue Card Incident Command Program o Other certifications may be considered or must be obtained post-employment • Must possess or obtain a valid driver’s license class D issued by the State of South Carolina Salary / Benefits • Starting salary of $54,000 to $60,000 DOQ o Exempt position o 40-hour work week with flexibility • Ten (10) paid holidays • Assigned district vehicle for related uses • Competitive health, dental plus and vision insurances offered o SC PEBA o Employee and Children covered at employer’s expense. o Insurance coverage is available for uncovered spouses at employer’s expense. • S.C. Police Officer’s Retirement System (SCPORS) o Employee contributes 9.75% of salary o Employer contributes 20.24% of salary o Includes incidental and accidental death benefits • Supplemental Long-Term Disability Insurance coverage at employer’s expenses • Supplemental Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance coverage at employer’s expense • S.C. Deferred Compensation Program available o 401K / 457B • Optional supplemental insurances are available at employee’s expense o SC PEBA o AFLAC • Leave Time o Vacation Leave Accrual o Sick / Dependent Care Leave Accrual o Bereavement Leave  Death of Immediate Family o Parental Leave  Newborn  Adoption  Foster Care o Training Leave • Uniforms provided at the employer’s expense • Personal Protective Equipment provided at the employer’s expense This is NOT A CONTRACT of employment. Any employment remains AT-WILL and may be terminated by either party at any time, with or without notice or reason.