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Chenega Corporation Fire Chief in California



Company Job Title: Fire Chief, NASA AMES

Chenega Job Title: Fire Chief

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Location: Ames Research Center, CA

Reports To: Operations Director

FLSA Status: Regular, Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Prepared Date: 02/03/2019

Approved Date: 02/03/2019



  • The Fire Chief is primarily responsible for the entire fire department. The Fire Chief is responsible for exercising leadership, maintaining high morale, and directing and inspecting the performance of personnel assigned to their site. The Fire Chief will establish and maintain policies and procedures, provide direction, delegate duties and responsibilities, and ensure his/her selected staff manage their assignments effectively. This position is responsible to ensure a harmonious environment and must take an active role to coach/counsel subordinate employees as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent and act on behalf of the Program Manager during his absence, synchronize and coordinate intra department support.

  • Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.

  • Responsible for protection of life and property at the Ames Research Center and the direction and control of fire and rescue crews in the performance of routine and emergency work assignments.

  • Oversees the development of fire department programs, which maintain high standards of preparedness with the goal to fulfill the requirements of the Ames Research Center Office with maximum effectiveness.

  • Receives budget information from subordinate supervisory personnel and prepares departmental budget estimates and projected capital expenditures as required.

  • Prepares reports to the Program Manager summarizing departmental activities and status.

  • Assigns fire department personnel, organizes and directs work, communicates performance standards and safety regulations, monitors activities, evaluates performance and recommends need for change.

  • Interprets company policy and administers accordingly.

  • Represents Ames fire department at local, state and national gatherings.

  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintains specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.

  • Maintains open lines of communication with subordinate supervisors regarding activities within their area of responsibility.

  • Develops, maintains and enforces departmental policies and standard operating procedures.

  • Must professionally interface with the customer and other contractors as necessary.

  • Must review and evaluate job performance of subordinates as well as assess response crews for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of California, regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • This position directly supervises the Shift Captain and indirectly supervises their subordinates.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and eight (8) years’ experience in fire operations and management. Equivalent education/experience is applicable.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the technical field of fire science with additional training in Public Administration and Human Resources.

  • Executive Fire Officer Program “EFOP” graduate and/or Chief Fire Officer designation is preferred.

  • Requires a complete understanding of NASA policies and procedures.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must meet all standards as required by Statement of Work.

  • Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable)

  • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess thorough knowledge of firefighting strategies and tactics.

  • Emergency Medical Technician certification is preferred.

  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

  • Must possess a DOD or California State or Pro Board Firefighter II certification.

  • Must possess a DOD or California State or Pro Board Fire Officer IV certification, or National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer.

  • Must have the ability to successfully complete a training program that completes the requirements of NFPA 1001, 1002, 1410, 1403, 1404, 1500, 472, NASA, California State Fire Marshall, Cal-OSHA and the State of California.

  • Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Certificate.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E California state driver’s license.

  • Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.

  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.

  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications.

  • Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.

  • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Must possess technical rescue certification to the awareness level and hazardous materials certification to the operations level within one year of hire date.

  • Must possess one of the following certifications - DOD ARFF Firefighter, or Pro Board ARFF Firefighter within one year of hire date.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • The employee will be required to adjust to a controlled environment during normal daily activities to the extremely hot and possibly cold environments associated with firefighting duties at a moment’s notice.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-California

Organization: Chenega Global Protection
Strategic Business Unit: Security
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Rachel Williams
Req ID: 2000000407