Chenega Corporation Deputy Fire Chief-NASA in Titusville, Florida


Company Job Title:

Deputy Fire Chief – NASA

Chenega Job Title:

Fire Officer


Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance


Kennedy Space Center, FL

Reports To:

Fire Chief

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:



The Deputy Fire Chiefis responsible for the effective management of the entire fire services branch under the direction of the fire chief. The Deputy Fire Chief must maintain a thorough knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement to include the grievance procedure. This position must also provide a leadership role as the on-scene incident commander and is responsible to mitigate emergency situations utilizing the Incident Command System following department standard operating procedures and established industry standards. Physical fitness to perform these duties is essential and the individual filling this position must remain in full duty status at all times to perform these functions. This position must demonstrate and maintain proficiency in supervision and leadership with all the fire department personnel at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Represent and act on behalf of the Fire Chief 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 Kennedy Space Center and the direction and control of fire and rescue crews in the performance of routine and emergency work assignments.

  • Ensures the maintenance and awareness of current departmental Standard Operational Procedures.

  • Professionally interfaces with NASA personnel on fire protection and suppression requirements.

  • Assigns work to fire department personnel, maintaining open lines of communication with subordinate supervisors regarding activities within their area of responsibility.

  • Interprets company policies and procedures to include disciplinary actions.

  • May represent the department at local, state, and national gatherings; may speak to groups or organizations and may participate in community activities.

  • 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.

  • Develops and documents long range plans for Fire Services.

  • 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.

  • Conferences with the Assistant Chiefs to ensure all department objectives are met within time limits.

  • Participates in daily physical fitness program and ensures training activities to include training in fire suppression, hazardous material responsible, search and rescue, and other related areas is accomplished as required.

  • Ensures all designated metrics are completed.

  • Attends training courses, reads and understands assigned material related to emergency medical care, firefighting and fire prevention.

  • As the fire official at the scene of an emergency, rapidly assesses problems and hazards and directs/controls combat forces to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

  • Possesses knowledge of size-up, rescue procedures and fire suppression techniques and their application in buildings, facilities, and aircraft related materials and systems.

  • Possesses knowledge of all fire apparatus, equipment, and their operation.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge of streets, building addresses, suppression systems, fire alarm panel locations and hydrant locations.

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

  • Complies with department policies, rules and regulations.

  • Is subject to perform at the Technical Rescue and HazMat operational level and may be required to obtain technician level certification in these areas if required to support a specialty function.

  • Receive and complete training for the Pad Rescue function if implemented during the contract period if assigned.

  • Participate in certification training classes when offered and pass such classes per the certification criteria if assigned.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position directly supervises Assistant Chiefs and Battalion Chiefs and indirectly supervises their subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

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

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the technical field of fire science.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

Computer 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.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

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

  • Must possess a DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Fire Officer IV certification.

  • Must have the ability to successfully complete NIMS Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700 and IS-800

  • Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Certificate.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E Florida 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.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

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 170 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment Combat Task Test (CTT) and biannually thereafter as prescribed by the government.

  • Ascend and descend 75 feet of stairway while carrying a 14 pound simulated high rise pack.

  • Hoist a 50’ roll of 1-3/4” hose with nozzle, using a 1/2” to 5/8” rope, to a height of 50 feet.

  • Simulate forcible entry by hitting 150 lb. beam with 9 lb. sledgehammer to move the beam a distance of 5 ft. (Keiser Force Machine). Firefighters must keep both hands below a tape-marked line on the sledgehammer which is 1 foot down from the head of the sledgehammer, and only contact the beam with the head of the sledgehammer.

  • Lift, drag or carry a 170 lb. mannequin a distance of 85 ft.

  • The CTT must be completed wearing full NFPA approved protective clothing to include full structural firefighting bunker gear (coat, pants, boots, gloves, hood and helmet.) A KSC supplied self-contained breathing apparatus with a composite bottle shall be worn and personnel shall wear the face mask, maintain adequate respiratory seal and breathe bottled air while performing all elements of the test.

  • The CTT must be completed within 7 minutes. If assigned to the Astronaut Rescue function the CTT must be completed within 4 minutes.

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.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Infinity

Title: Deputy Fire Chief-NASA

Location: Florida-Titusville

Requisition ID: 1800003542