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Argonne National Laboratory Administrative Battalion Chief in Lemont, Illinois

Administrative Battalion Chief

Requisition Number: 407262 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Other Division: STE-Security, Travel and Emergency Services Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PTLS Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne Security, Travel and Emergency Services Division (STE) is hiring an Administrative Battalion Chief. This position reports directly to the Fire Chief and will be responsible for the following job responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of the fire department training program and serves as the departments Safety Officer.
  • Develops and implements training programs regarding fire operations and department policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training programs and revises materials and presentation methods when necessary.
  • Provides direction and performance feedback to fire department training instructors.
  • Delivers Officer Development training for Lieutenants and Acting Company Officers.
  • Conducts training of officers and firefighters in fire suppression, rescue operations and department policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Supervises the maintenance and use of training equipment and facilities.
  • Performs on-going employee evaluations and provides input on evaluations of all probationary employees on training related issues.
  • Coordinates with the State Fire Marshal’s office to ensure compliance with licensing and certification requirements for department members.
  • Serves as the primary relief Battalion Chief in the absence of a Shift Battalion Chief.
  • Provides command and control of fire and non-fire related incidents.
  • Liaison with other ANL departments to coordinate training.
  • Partner with Emergency Management for Annual Exercise functions.
  • Responsible for approval or denial of outside training requests.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the presence of large groups of individuals, as well as with the highest levels of Laboratory management. Considerable oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Formal education and demonstrated experience in multiple Training disciplines is highly desirable.
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including database, spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Must possess technical competency of training systems, programs, applications.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and organize information from a variety of resources and databases.
  • Must possess the ability to work alone with a strong emphasis on time management, organizational skills, and prioritization of work load.
  • Ability to create and present a variety of novel approaches to enhance interest, awareness, and compliance in fire department operations.
  • Excellent initiative and problem resolution skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Familiarity with ANL policies and procedures is highly desirable.

Preferred Candidates

  • Will hold a current Fire Officer II or Advanced Company Officer certification with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
  • Will have current Incident Safety Officer certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
  • Demonstrated record keeping skills.

Notification to prospective applicants for positions that require a "HSPD-12" badge: Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by Argonne, and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment.

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