Cal Fire Jobs in Sacramento – Assistant Chief

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Job Description:

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California’s fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the program oversight, developing and maintaining positive working relationships with various groups, including political officials and governmental representatives at the federal, state, and local levels, cooperating agencies, media, and specialists from within the department and from outside organizations. *Oversee standardization and consistent application of the FIRIS request, ordering, and deployment processes statewide to support interagency cooperation in both fire and all-hazard response efforts.
  • Collaborate with other Fire Protection programs, Management Services, Incident Management Teams, and other external organizational bodies. *Represent Region interests in FIRIS enhancements, policies, procedures, and other issues to CAL FIRE’s Executive Team, CalOES, and other external stakeholders, up to and including the Governor’s Office.
  • This position will maintain a high-level of collaboration with external entities in support of program goals. *Serve as Program Manager and Co-Lead of CAL FIRE’s Intel: FIRIS Statewide Program. Direct the FIRIS implementation effort in conjunction with the CalOES counterpart. *Recommend, develop, and implement programs, policies, and procedures intended to advance and maintain program expertise within the department. *Coordinate department program with Federal predictive services programs. *Ensure program compliance with federal and state laws. *Review and approve proposed policy and procedure revisions and updates prior to routing for executive approval as needed

Job Requirements:

  • In unit operations, Assistant Chiefs assure that emergency resources, personnel, and equipment are trained, available, and ready to respond to fires and other emergencies; establish incident objectives and ensure the effective management and mitigation of emergencies; coordinate, develop, and implement the unit’s Emergency Resource Directory, County Emergency Response Plan, Local Government Mutual Aid Plans, Local
  • Government Automatic Aid Plans, and Interagency Operational Plans.
  • In unit administration, Assistant Chiefs are responsible for the unit’s budget, personnel functions, including the selection, hiring, assignment, staffing, training, performance, promotion, discipline, and grievances of employees; Assistant Chiefs in administration will also have other unit program responsibilities such as the emergency command center, mobile equipment, fire prevention, or training and safety.
  • Positions at this level ensure consistent application of the Department’s fire prevention, pre-fire engineering, education, information, volunteers in prevention, and law enforcement policies and procedures.
    In a conservation camp, Assistant Chiefs liaise with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff to ensure the cooperative program function within the policies and guidelines of both agencies; direct the workday custody, training, and daily ratings of inmates and wards; responsible for planning, developing, inspecting, implementing, and evaluating work projects for federal, state, and local agencies..

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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