Deputy Fire Chief

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2018
Apr 23, 2018
Full Time

As Deputy Fire Chief, you will assist in guiding an Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting team, ensuring their timely and effective response to air, land and water emergencies while complying with applicable law, utilizing best practices, and adhering to Airports Authority guidelines.

Deputy Fire Chief

Serves in the Fire and Rescue Department of the Office of Public Safety at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), or the Fire Code Enforcement Division.

Manages operations and personnel in assigned Airport Fire Station or Fire Code Enforcement Division. Integrates the work of subordinate units or subordinates to produce results and achieve objectives through a unified organizational effort. Performs related functions.



Provides effective senior level leadership in the command of an Airport Fire Station or the Fire Code Enforcement Division.

Ensures that operations are effective and responsive to the air carriers, tenants and concessionaires, and airport users.


Ensures compliance with legal, technical, administrative, regulatory and other requirements.

Ensures effective internal administration of the Airport Fire Station or Fire Code Enforcement Division through the development and management of work schedules; budgets; facilities, logistics, and supplies; personnel, training, and equipment; and special assignments.

Establishes and manages a career development program for personnel and any supplemental training requirements.

Advises higher echelons on management-labor relations and practical aspects of specific management and union issues, proposals, and agreements.

Participates in post-incident investigation work and follow-up, which may include presentations, issuing summonses, and court testimony.


Manages and participates in the Department's public fire safety education programs.

May serve on the management team in negotiations with the bargaining unit.

May serve as an instructor or trainer.


Visits and moves about field locations to monitor, inspect, and provide on-scene command and control, as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Three years of progressively responsible experience as a Battalion Fire/EMS Chief OR five years of progressively responsible experience as a Fire/EMS Captain OR any combination of fire, rescue, or EMS experience that totals five years.

Battalion Fire/EMS Chief (or higher) level knowledge of and skill in fire suppression and rescue operations; fire code enforcement; fire safety, training, and logistics; HAZMAT or River Rescue operations; or emergency medical services to manage the Fire Station or Division.

Ability to perform basic analyses of data and information.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software, with emphasis on dispatching, emergency medical services, records management, scheduling, and incident management and command systems/software.


An Associate's Degree in Fire Science, or related field.

Certified as a Fire Officer III by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Pro Board, or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Certified as a Fire Service Instructor II by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board), or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


Certification as Fire Officer II by the NFPA, Pro Board, or the IFSAC.

Certification of successful completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accredited training in (a) Incident Safety Officer and (b) Incident Command System (ICS) 400, 700, and 800.

Certification in HAZMAT Operations (HMO) accredited by NFPA, Pro Board, or the IFSAC.

Certification as an Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).

A state driver’s license in good standing.


Works under pressure and maintains emotion self-control during emergencies. Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion.

May be subject to potential hazards common to the airport environment and firefighting.

Wears personal protective gear, as necessary.

May be subject to hold over and recall on a 24-hour basis for essential services and emergencies.

May be subject to night/weekend work.

Work is typically reviewed in progress upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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