Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm.
General Statement of Job
The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Battalion Chief - Fire Marshal. The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage and supervise the code enforcement, fire investigation, fire prevention, public education, and community outreach for the Fire Rescue Department; assist in the management of the Department; and serve as the technical expert and supervisor on all issues involving fire prevention and community risk reduction.
All positions at the City of Manassas Park require a customer service mindset, in accordance with the Customer Service related focus of the City.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
1. Performs fire inspections, investigates fire code and hazardous material violations.
2. Ensures corrective action through proper completion of paperwork and follow through that can include criminal and legal statements and law enforcement actions.
3. Administers the inspection program by interpreting the inspection aspect of the fire code, analyzing reports to maintain quantity and quality of inspections, attending meetings with other officials, answering citizen and business questions, and performing political sensitive inspections and enforcement.
4. Directs inspections by shift personnel and assists as necessary; follows up on complaints and code judgments and interacts with citizens and business owners as required to ensure satisfactory resolution of situation.
5. Performs fire cause and origin investigations as well as investigations of environmental crimes and pollution hazards that can include criminal and legal statements and law enforcement actions.
6. Assists with development of criminal cases for prosecution, including interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects, and collecting and preserving evidence; prepares reports for department and court; testifies in criminal and civil court cases.
7. Participates in and supports the department's public education and community outreach programs: develops, plans and participates in fire prevention and fire safety programs and seminars; answers public inquiries on fire prevention matters; makes periodic public presentations to civic groups, schools and other organizations on fire prevention and life safety; develops and publishes fire prevention education materials.
8. Responds to emergency incidents and assists in Incident Command; provides technical guidance and expertise to command staff as needed; and provides on-scene assistance and support as directed by incident command, to include manual fire suppression and emergency medical care.
9. Demonstrates leadership, management, and technical skills through effective communication and collaboration, proper utilization of team resources, progressive decision-making, personal accountability and responsibility.
10. Functions with a high degree of independence, employs sound professional judgment, establishes priorities that are committed to the mission, vision and core values of the City and the department and demonstrates such through ethical conduct, community stewardship, individual initiatives and responsive service.
11. Supervises and coordinates activities of subordinate personnel.
12. Coordinates departmental activities with other departments and agencies.
13. Assists in the preparation, review, and justification of the annual department budget.
14. Participates in committee and group meetings as assigned.
15. Required to serve in an on-call capacity as a matter of normal job function. When on-call, must be able to arrive at a designated location within the City of Manassas Park, within 60 minutes of the response notification.
16. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief.
17. Preforms other tasks and duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
- Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
- Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
- Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
- Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
- Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
- Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
- Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).
- Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
- Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, firearms, disease, or pathogenic substances.
Minimum Training and Education
- Associate’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering, or applicable field; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Minimum 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in fire inspections and investigations, preferably with supervisory and law enforcement experience.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver's license.
- Must possess and maintain certification as Firefighter II (ProBoard or IFSAC); Virginia EMT-Basic or National Registry EMT-Basic; Virginia Hazardous Materials Operations; Virginia Emergency Vehicle Operations II, Virginia Fire Inspector II (NFPA 1031), and Virginia Fire Investigator II (NFPA 1033).
- Must complete and maintain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer through the Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy or Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Justice Services, and be qualified to carry a firearm.
The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Manassas Park will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
3. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Class Title: Fire Battalion Chief (Fire Marshal)
Starting Salary: $75,128.00
If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. (Resume accepted in lieu of application).
You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link:
To be considered for the current hiring process you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by Thursday June 1, 2017 close of business.
The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.