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Firefighter Crew Chief

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Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
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This is mid-level skilled technical and supervisory work overseeing and providing fire/rescue and medical treatment services at an assigned military airfield fire department within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Adjutant General.

Job Duties

Supervises and provides technical oversight to Firefighters and temporary National Guard personnel assigned to a military airfield fire department; assigns vehicle crews.

Responds to fire alarms and emergency medical service (EMS) incidents to contain/extinguish fires and/or assist in emergency medical activities.

Evaluates emergency situations and determines the necessity for additional firefighting companies; oversees and coordinates fire/rescue efforts until properly relieved.

Serves as lead Firefighter when responding to fire alarms and EMS incidents to contain/extinguish fires and/or in other emergency medical activities.

Advises Firefighters in the selection of proper equipment and its use in fighting fires.

Drives and supervises the inspection of fire department vehicles; operates firefighting equipment and tools.

Administers emergency first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); may provide other basic and/or advanced life support services in other EMS situations.

Responds to aircraft and structural emergencies, hazardous material calls, and confined space incidents.

Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances; prepares reports.

Assists with planning and scheduling of training; conducting exercises, classes, and recurring training.

Makes daily work assignments to individual Firefighters; oversees and assists in the maintenance of firefighting and EMS equipment, vehicles, living quarters, and the fire station's overall appearance.

Evaluates and provides recommendations on the performance of Firefighters; provides disciplinary action recommendations as appropriate.

Supervises Alarm Room duties and oversees other daily tasks assigned to Firefighters.

Attends firefighter and related training courses to obtain/maintain certifications as required.

Maintains up-to-date orders, procedures, rules, regulations, and training manuals in designated areas.

Compiles statistics and prepares reports as required.

Exercises independence, judgment, and initiative; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)


Three or more years of experience as a Firefighter with the Office of the Adjutant General.


Three or more years of firefighting experience in a military or civilian fire department; and possession of certifications in Fire Fighter I and II, Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations, First Responder, Airport Fire Fighter, Driver/Operator Pumper, Driver/Operator ARFF (Crash Vehicles), Driver/Operator Tanker, Telecommunicator I and II, Fire Officer I and II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I and Hazardous Material Incident Command from approved International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) courses/classes; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

Ability to pass prescribed medical, physical fitness, and agility examinations maintaining specified standards.

Ability to pass initial and periodic background investigations, and maintain a specified security clearance.

Within specified time frames, successfully obtain and maintain various civilian and/or military equivalent training certifications, and participate in other required activities as prescribed by the Office of the Adjutant General in accordance with requirements set forth in cooperative agreement(s) with the National Guard Bureau.

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and state Vehicle Operator’s License.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of modern fire prevention, suppression, and rescue methods and equipment.

Intermediate knowledge of the structural features and design of all aircraft that are housed at or use the assigned airfield, as well as the construction materials and basic structural layout of all airfield buildings.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective supervision and training.

Skill in fighting various types of fires (i.e., aircraft, structure, vehicle, etc.).

Skill in operating specialized vehicles and equipment.

Ability to perform the physical demands of the position including heavy lifting, climbing, and maneuvering.

Ability to work in conditions involving extremely high temperatures, toxic fumes, smoke inhalation, etc.

Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Ability to administer emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Ability to work independently or as a team member in the execution of job functions.

Ability to communicate effectively and hear verbal and radio communications.

Ability to present training and instructional information to staff and the general public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff and the general public.

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