DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:This position is located in the Base Civil Engineering Squadron, Fire Emergency Services (FES) Flight at an Air National Guard (ANG) flying base. This is a National Guard (NG) Dual Status (DS) Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Fire Chief responsible for the overall management and supervision of the fire protection/crash rescue and fire prevention program for the facility.
Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Fire Protection Flight. Develops goals that achieve organizational objectives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the flight, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns with regulatory compliance and/or customer requirements. Plans work for accomplishment by subordinate units; sets and adjusts short-term priorities; and, prepares schedules based on consideration of difficulty of requirements and assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of the staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Provides subordinate supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines. Reviews and structures organization to optimize use of resources and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Balances workload and provides overall direction and vision to the subordinate unit chiefs on a wide range of fire protection, prevention, crash rescue, and administrative issues. Establishes metric and analysis systems for units managed to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures. Evaluates requirements for additional resources submitted by subordinate supervisors, and balances organizational needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Identifies need for change in organization priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans and schedules work in such a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution, and ensures effective use of organizational resources to achieve organization goals and objectives as well as customer needs. Establishes review systems for the organization that ensure government needs are met and validated, and that economy and quality of operations are maintained or improved. Accepts, amends, or rejects work of subordinate supervisors. Reviews work and management technique of subordinate supervisors and is held accountable for actions taken and advice provided by staff of subordinate units. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Directs self-assessment activities of subordinate supervisors. Reviews training recommended by subordinate supervisors to assure it is proper and promotes effective operation of the organization as a whole.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate supervisors. Advises staff regarding policies, procedures, and directives of higher-level management or headquarters. Selects candidates for subordinate non-supervisory positions and recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions taking into consideration skills and qualifications, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives. Ensures reasonable equity among units of performance standards developed, modified, and/or interpreted and rating techniques developed by subordinate supervisors. Explains performance expectations to subordinate supervisors and employees directly supervised and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Appraises performance of subordinate supervisors and other employees directly supervised, and serves as reviewing official on evaluation of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors. Approves expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel. Recommends awards for non-supervisory personnel and changes in position classification to higher-level managers. Hears and resolves group grievances and employee complaints referred by subordinate supervisors and employees. Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems of employees directly supervised and reviews and/or approves serious disciplinary actions (e.g. suspensions, removals) involving non-supervisory subordinates. Ensures documentation prepared to support actions is proper and complete. Reviews developmental needs of subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory employees and makes decisions on non-routine, costly or controversial training needs and/or requests for unit employee.
Performs other duties as required.