Assistant Military Fire Chief (Agency Only)

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Assistant Military Fire Chief (Agency Only)

Bangor , Maine , United States | Military Fighter Supervisory | Full-time Apply by: Jan. 24, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date: January 4, 2022

Closing Date: January 24, 2022

Job Class Code: 0102

Grade: 21 (Military Firefighter Supervisor)

Salary: $62,836 – $83,920

Location: Bangor Air National Guard Base

(This posting is only open to current employees of the Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management)

The Assistant Military Fire Chief is essential to maintain minimum staffing that is required by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense. They respond to both civilian and military aircraft emergencies and maintain Base and Airport fire prevention, fire suppression and safety equipment, using military and civilian guidelines to insure proper and effective operation.

Primary tasks:

+ Sets up and commands a control post that integrates a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications to direct firefighting and rescue operations, issue maneuver directives, and protect lives and property.

+ Investigates fires to determine causes.

+ Directs, monitors, and evaluates classroom and practical firefighting and rescue training programs of assigned crews to ensure optimal firefighting and rescue proficiency.

+ Plans, conducts, and participates in specialized training drills and exercises to maintain established standards of proficiency for firefighting personnel.

+ Assists Air National Guard Wing leadership with the collection and analysis of established data points to develop and conduct self-assessment activities, identify deficiencies and areas of improvement, and to document compliance with national standards and accredited fire fighter certification program.

+ Oversees and coordinates Air National Guard Wing and Geographical Support Unit (BSU) plans to ensure operational readiness and compliance with established agency objectives.

+ Oversees the establishment of objectives, priorities, and daily work schedules to ensure unit readiness.

+ Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices such as: AA/EEO, recruitment, employment, position classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, human resource components of security protocols of agency information security and confidentiality policies, and employee safety.

Minimum qualifications:

Seven (7) years experience in aircraft and structure firefighting and crash-rescue operations. Experience must include four (4) years in directing and supervising firefighting operations.

Must be a current employee of Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Additional certification requirements (this must be completed before the end of the probationary period):

Fire Officer III

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217. Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.

Contact Information:

Questions about this position can be directed to the Fire Chief, SMSgt Joshua Busick

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

+ 14.53% of pay to retirement for Firefighters

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC201198781

Posted On: Jan 06, 2022

Updated On: Jan 27, 2022