Battalion Chief of Inspection and Prevention

Verona Fire Dept KMS - Verona, Wisconsin

Jan 24, 2023

Application Deadline:
Feb 26, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$34.66 - $43.07 hourly

Job Description

Summary of Job

The City of Verona Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Battalion Chief of Inspection and Prevention. Under the general direction of the Fire Chief, this position is responsible for performing administrative and supervisory duties related to the development and delivery of fire service programs involving fire inspection, review of fire alarm and suppression systems plans, fire investigation, and fire safety education activities. Work will be performed both directly and indirectly through the work of subordinate fire officers and firefighters with assignments in these areas. The employee in this position must exercise considerable judgment and discretion in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating departmental programs and services related to fire investigation, fire inspection, and fire safety education. The work involves considerable emphasis on supervising employees with inspection responsibilities and integrating and coordinating inspection and fire prevention activities with other departmental and inter-departmental programs and activities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

++ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:++ The following duties are normal for this position; however, the duties listed are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Develop systems and approaches to define and meet community fire service needs with respect to fire inspection, fire prevention, and fire safety education.
  • Conduct regular evaluations and assessments of fire inspections performed by employees.
  • Ensure that all fire inspections are scheduled, performed, and properly documented per department guidelines and State requirements.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and harmonious work environment that ensures that the department is ready to safely, expediently and efficiently respond to all requests for service.
  • Respond to fires and other calls for emergency assistance when requested and in compliance with all department procedures and operational guidelines.
  • Serves as the “Officer-in-charge” when scheduled or as required.
  • Initiates the National Incident Management System and/or incident command system and serves as the “Incident Commander” when scheduled.
  • Collects information and completes necessary reports concerning Department operations and completes related administrative task.
  • Assists and/or leads the development of policies, procedures, and standards in order to enhance the overall operations and functions of the Department and in this position’s assigned program area(s) of responsibilities.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of assigned divisions budgets; directs the funds needed for staffing, equipment, material and supplies.
  • Directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures and directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Establishes, maintains, and nurtures a high degree of cooperation and trust with and between governmental and community leaders, communities, boards, councils, commissions, associations, entities, and allied community service providers.
  • Promotes a positive atmosphere in all aspects of the Department, one that helps one another and builds a team that works together for the common goal of professionalism and a high level of service to the people that we serve.


  • Is prepared for and able to fill the role of a company officer as assigned or required.
  • Assists in the development of the annual Department operating budget.
  • Assists in the development and annual review of the Department capital improvement plan.
  • Represents the Fire Chief and departmental interests in a wide variety of inter-departmental and inter-agency initiatives and activities, as assigned or required.
  • Conducts long range city development plans for the Department.
  • Evaluates emergency operations and critiques to determine Department training requirements.
  • Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Thorough knowledge of firefighting methods and equipment.
  • Considerable skill in conducting classroom instruction and in the usage of audio-visual aids.
  • Knowledge of accepted firefighting tactics and rescue protocols.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials management strategies.
  • Knowledge of NIMS and the incident command system.
  • Organizational, instructional, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others.
  • Ability to be professional in appearance and actions.
  • Ability to positively interact with the public.
  • Ability to think clearly and react effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to use reason and good judgment in dealing with all kinds of people.

** Additional Information:**

This position is non-exempt and the position will be scheduled to work a 24/48 shift schedule. Please note the listed salary is based on 2,496 hours worked per year.

Completion of an 18-month probationary period is required. The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

The City of Verona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The City of Verona does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
_Candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check involving a full- background investigation prior to appointment of this position. Candidates may also be required to pass _a _drug-screen, medical evaluation and psychological assessment prior to appointment. _

Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: High school diploma or GED or equivalent (possessed at time of application for employment).
  • Experience: Five years of fire service experience with a minimum of two years leadership experience. Such experience would normally be gained by attaining the licenses or certifications listed below.

** Qualifications:++EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:**++

  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent (possessed at time of application for employment).
  • Five years of fire service experience with a minimum of two years leadership experience. Such experience would normally be gained by attaining the licenses or certifications listed below.
  • Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.


  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License during entire course of employment.
  • Firefighter II (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Driver/Operator – Pumper (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Driver/Operator – Aerial (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Inspector I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent)
  • Fire Instructor I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Instructor 2 (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent) desired.
  • Fire Officer I (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent).
  • Fire Officer II (State of Wisconsin Certification or equivalent) desired.
  • Blue Card Certification desired.
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (State of Wisconsin Certification or NREMT).
  • National Fire Protection Association Incident Safety Officer (within probationary period if class is offered).

Contact Information

Mitchell Weckerly

Verona Fire Dept KMS
101 lincoln st
Verona, Wisconsin
phone: 6088450965

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