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101 Lincoln Street
Verona, WI 53593

Telephone: (608) 845-9401

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Battalion Chief of Training (Part- Time)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

SALARY: $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 12/10/20

CLOSING DATE: 12/27/20 11:59 PM



Under the general direction of the Fire Chief, this position is responsible for the administration of
work related to the training needs of the Department for fire suppression, search and rescue,
emergency medical service, hazardous materials, specialized rescue operations, and other
related training topics. The employee in this position must exercise considerable judgment and
discretion in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Department programs and
services related to training. The work involves considerable emphasis on overseeing employees
and outside instructors conducting training for the Department.

The deadline to apply for this recruitment is Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm.




The following duties are normal for this position; however, the duties listed are not to be
construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Develops, implements, updates, and evaluates programs related to fire suppression,emergency medical service, hazardous materials, fire prevention, and specialized rescue training activities.

  • Evaluates and coordinates all training requests and scheduling for Department personnel to attend out-of-Department schools, seminars and conferences.

  • Attends schools, conferences and other meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.

  • Ensures that Department staff is trained on apparatus and equipment use and its maintenance for safe and efficient operation.

  • Ensure all staff is trained to their appropriate NIMS training level.

  • Ensures that required Emergency Medical Service training is completed within thedesignated time frame.

  • Recommends the purchase equipment and supplies for training.

  • Ensures all training reports are accurate, complete, and maintained in compliance with applicable standards and practices.

  • Maintains training records and files on all Department personnel.

  • Collects information and completes necessary reports concerning Department training and safety and completes related administrative tasks.

  • Maintains all Department training records. Establishes and maintains a safe and harmonious work environment that ensures that the Department is ready to safely, expediently and efficiently respond to all requests for service.

  • Responds to fires and other calls for emergency assistance when requested and in compliance with all Department procedures and operational guidelines.

  • Serves as the “Officer-in-charge” when scheduled or as required.

  • Initiates the National Incident Management System and/or incident command system and serves as the “Incident Commander” when scheduled.

  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of assigned divisions budgets; directs funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.

  • Assists and/or leads the development of policies, procedures, and standards in order to enhance the overall operations and functions of the Department and this position's assigned program area(s) of responsibilities.

  • Establishes, maintains, and nurtures a high degree of cooperation and trust with and between governmental and community leaders, communities, boards, councils, commissions, associations, entities, and allied community service providers.

  • Promotes a positive atmosphere in all aspects of the Department, one that helps one another and builds a team that works together for the common goal of professionalism and a high level of service to the people that we serve.



  • Is prepared for and able to fill the role of a company officer as assigned or required.
  • Assists in the development of the annual Department operating budget.
  • Assists in the development and annual review of the Department capital improvement plan.
  • Represents the Fire Chief and departmental interests in a wide variety of interdepartmental and inter-agency initiatives and activities, as assigned or required.
  • Conducts long range training plans for the Department.
  • Evaluates emergency operations and critiques to determine Department training requirements.
  • Conducts effective training courses and seminars to management, supervisory and frontline Department personnel.
  • Other duties may be required and assigned.



  • Thorough knowledge of firefighting methods and equipment.
  • Considerable skill in conducting classroom instruction and in the usage of audio-visual aids.
  • Knowledge of accepted firefighting tactics and rescue protocols.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials management strategies.
  • Knowledge of NIMS and the incident command system.
  • Organizational, instructional, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others.
  • Ability to be professional in appearance and actions.
  • Ability to positively interact with the public.
  • Ability to think clearly and react effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to use reason and good judgment in dealing with all kinds of people.
  • Ability to work in personal protective clothing that restricts movement and vision.
  • Ability to wear self-contained breathing apparatus and work in hazardous environments.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work at considerable heights.
  • Ability to operate all Department apparatus and equipment, with the exception of T-8 the 1988 Ford with manual transmission.




  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License during entire course of employment.
  • Firefighter II (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Instructor I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Officer I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (State of Wisconsin Certification or NREMT).
  • National Fire Protection Association Incident Safety Officer within the probationary period if the class is offered.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700, and 800.



  • National Indecent Management System (NIMS) 300 and 400.
  • Driver/Operator – Pumper (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Driver/Operator – Aerial (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Inspector I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Instructor 2 (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Officer II (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Blue Card Certification.

The selected candidate will be required to serve an eighteen (18) month probationary period.


  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent (possessed at time of application for employment).
  • Five years of fire service experience with a minimum of two years leadership experience.
  • Such experience would normally be gained by attaining the licenses or certifications listed below.
  • Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.




Very heavy work: exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50
pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work Environment: Routinely exposed to weather, elevated temperatures, and wet or humid
conditions. Occasionally exposed to extreme heat, freezing cold or other hazards that pose a risk
of bodily injury. Occasional exposure to smoke, odors, toxic conditions, dust, poor ventilation,
vibrations, and noise.

The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance
of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties,
responsibilities, or requirements.

The City of Verona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with
disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer.

The City of Verona does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on
the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check involving a fullbackground
investigation prior to appointment of this position. Candidates may also be required
to pass a drug-screen, medical evaluation and psychological assessment prior to appointment.



111 Lincoln Street
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 845-0965

[email protected]

Position #FD2020-05

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