Assistant Fire Chief – RFAAP

Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Radford
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Job Description

Constellis was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA.


Under the direction of the Fire Chief, assist in supervising and coordinating the activities of a fire company during an assigned shift, to include: participation in and directing personnel in rescue, fire suppression, fire prevention, station and equipment maintenance, training, and emergency medical care.


  • Advises on and establishes policies and procedures for Fire and EMS.
  • Plans and implements Fire and EMS programs for the Plant in order to better carry out policies and goals including those set forth in the various Army Regulations, Ordinances, and the State Fire Code.
  • Reviews Departmental performance and effectiveness.
  • Reviews and recommends the implementation of new and innovative technology.
  • Supervises and coordinates the preparation, presentation, and spending of an Annual Budget for the Fire and EMS Department.
  • Plans for and reviews specifications for new or replacement equipment.
  • Responds to alarms, administers initial emergency (care or response and or service) when necessary and directs activities at the scene of emergencies as required.
  • Responsible for the inspection of buildings and other properties for fire hazards and enforces local fire prevention ordinances as well as the State Fire Code.
  • Train personnel in all aspects of the job.
  • Maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Army regarding department activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  • Plans Departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel and further supervises the implementation of such plans in accordance with established policies.
  • Assigns personnel and equipment to such duties and uses as the service requires.
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the Fire Chief.
  • Perform other related work as required.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in Fire or Emergency Medical Service work and five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector I, Fire Instructor I, and HAZMAT Incident Commander.
  • Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in fire science, or a closely related field. Or, any acceptable equivalent combination of Education and Experience.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible/adaptable to constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to make verbal and written presentations related to site procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical services, principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency medicine techniques and their application as demonstrated through EMT Certification.
  • Intermediate to advanced level keyboard and computer skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments, actions and direct others to locations and tasks.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in stressful situations and capable of staying alert during period of inactivity.


  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 100 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have visual and audio acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment, machines such as fire equipment and apparatuses.
  • May be subject to outdoor conditions including extreme temperatures and weather.
  • Subject to high noise levels.
  • Subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • May be required to be fitted for and/or wear a respirator.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, often without breaks, and may be required to climb stairs or ladders and walk up inclines and on uneven terrain.
  • May be frequently required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • May be occasionally required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.
  • Must meet all physical and psychological standards as required by the contract.
  • Travel may be required.


With operations across every major continent and an annual revenue of $1.7 billion dollars, Constellis provides a wide array of opportunities for individuals looking to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and Constellis continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships across key government agencies and blue chip commercial customers. With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, we leverage our employees’ ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Our extensive operational expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of economies, communities and cultures. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world’s most demanding places.