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Institutional Fire Chief 1 - Branchville Correctional Facility

Date Posted:  Nov 4, 2019
Requisition ID:  27040

Branchville, IN, US, 47514

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


The Institutional Fire Chief performs and coordinates fire and safety functions in a large state institution operating a large security unit independent of assistance from community fire departments or resources.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Directs employees in fire inspection, fire prevention and firefighting;
  • Plans, develops and presents training programs for institution employees showing procedures, explaining policy manuals and departmental policies in the case of fire, disasters, routine drills, etc.;
  • Supervises maintenance of firefighting equipment and fire alarm system including testing and approving or disapproving purchase of same;
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment for department by contacting manufacturing companies for price quotes and other information;
  • Makes out reports on fires and investigations in cooperation with local law enforcement officers, safety and inspection reports, etc.;
  • Completes yearly performance reports on all subordinates;
  • Attends training courses, seminars and workshops to keep abreast of changes in the firefighting and safety fields;
  • Supervises methods and forms used to control transportation on grounds, the use of state owned cars, parking on grounds, etc.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:

Preferred experience:  Four (4) years experience as a fire fighter -AND- must meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration physical requirements per 29CFR1910.156(B)(2) or One (1) year experience as a state institutional fire chief 2 (5AE2).

  • Extensive knowledge of fire prevention methods and practice techniques of fire prevention and firefighting to operate a full-functioning independent fire prevention, safety and security unit;
  • Specialized knowledge of fire prevention laws and codes, Indiana Occupational Safety and
  • Health Administration rules and regulations, institution rules, etc.;
  • Specialized knowledge of law enforcement and security principles;
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to operate, all types of firefighting equipment and fire trucks;
  • Working knowledge of first aid;
  • Ability to develop programs and train firefighters and institution staff in fire prevention and safety program of the institution;
  • Ability to fill out fire inspection, financial and other types of reports;
  • Ability to recognize fire hazards and prescribe corrective action;
  • Ability to obtain a valid chauffer license.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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