ASSISTANT Chief - fire operations

JODY DURHAM

Assistant Chief Operations


Under limited supervision of the Fire Chief, supervises, coordinates and manages fire operations, responds to all major incidents, oversees and evaluates Fire department training, and supervises assigned Fire department staff. 


jdurham@oakridgetn.gov

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates the Fire department fire operations; responds to a wide variety of emergency incidents, all working structural fires, hazardous materials incidents and major rescue calls while on duty or on call.
  • Coordinates, participates in and conducts training for fire fighters; determines classes needed; conducts training or arranges for instructors; and oversees maintenance of training records.
  • Reviews, approves and maintains department records and incident reports, leave scheduling, training and hydrant maintenance.
  • Oversees and monitors department maintenance, testing and records for all equipment assigned to the Fire Department; maintains the fire house management program, including record keeping.
  • Monitors and tracks assigned budget expenditures.
  • Inspects fire stations; meets with company officers and other personnel; and answers questions concerning activities as needed.
  • Provides information to City residents and others that have questions about the department its operations.
  • Serves as Chief Officer on Call as required; makes administrative and operational decisions as necessary.
  • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff; interviews, hires, trains and disciplines Fire department staff.
  • Assists with the development of long-term goals, objectives and priorities for the Fire department.
  • Recommends and interprets Fire Department policies and procedures.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports in support of the department as required.
  • Attends meetings on Fire department and citywide issues; represents department to internal and external agencies and professional associations.
  • Works with other agencies and/or other City departments to meet the needs of the community.
  • Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.