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Battalion Chief for Operations

Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Marietta
State: Georgia
Country: United States
Job Description


Under general supervision perform the duties of firefighter consistent with the policies and practices established by the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NAS 3306 and Prime Contractor for the performance under the FEMS III Contract.



  • Serves as the incident commander of a fire/crash scene until relieved by the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief Responds to but not limited to the following: fire incidents, emergency medical incidents, fire alarms, hazardous materials, rescue operations including various types of rescue incidents such as high angle, confined space, trench, vehicle extrication, and building collapse
  • Follow Centerra Group and FEMS III SOPs/SOGs
  • Inspect vehicles, equipment, and consumables for which they are assigned each duty shift.
  • Meet all requirements for the position of Firefighter, participate in all assigned training and associated duties as a member of the Department’s Operations Division including any/all fire ground assignments
  • Performs all other duties as assigned



  • Firefighter I & II
  • ARFF Firefighter
  • EMT
  • Hazmat Awareness and Operations
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Firefighter II
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Airport Firefighter
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Fire Instructor II
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Fire Inspector II
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Fire Officer III
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician
  • ProBoard and/or IFSAC Driver/Operator on all assigned apparatus
  • Hazmat Incident Commander
  • State of Georgia certified EMT / NREMT
  • Obtain and maintain DOD Secret security clearance
  • Possess a valid Georgia State driver’s license
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Successfully complete annual medical physical
  • Pass initial and random drug testing
  • Annually pass Combat Task Test (CTT)
  • Associate degree in related field and/or equivalent  education/experience
  • 5 years’ experience in fire operations.





The duties of this position require the incumbent to work under adverse environmental conditions. Hazards encountered by firefighters include the potential for burns, dehydration and other effects of heat, smoke inhalation, heavy protective clothing, falling materials, or explosions; exposure to toxic materials; physical injury and sensory damage from firefighting activities and noise levels; dealing with victims of fire in varying states of fright, panic, and injury; and operating or riding on fire trucks at high speeds under adverse conditions.



Rigorous, heavy physical effort is required in the frequent handling of objects such as cylinders and extinguishers weighing 45 lbs. or more; may be required to lift/carry personnel such as an adult male in emergency situations. Duties require full use of both arms, both legs and fingers to bend, turn, pull, crawl, kneel, and climb for such tasks as use of aerial ladders, firefighting equipment controls, arranging/connecting hoses, rappelling, operation of fire truck and all types of rescue operations, etc.