Job Opening – Battalion Chief – Soldier Township Fire Department

Job Opening for the Position of Battalion Chief
Soldier Township Fire Department
600 NW 46th St. Topeka, KS 66617
785-286-2123 FAX  785-286-2121

Soldier Township Fire Department is accepting applications through October 27, 2017 for a full-time positon of Battalion Chief.  Position filled will work a 24 hour shift, ABC schedule. 


Under general direction, assists the Fire Chief with overall supervision of employees and takes charge of departmental operations in the absence of the Fire Chief. As a team the Battalion Chief’s manage the fire department daily operations and supervision of part-time officers and firefighters.  Fire prevention, fire Investigation and fire Safety Inspection programs. When on duty responds to all emergency and non-emergency calls, assuming command of scene per departmental policy. Performs maintenance on buildings, grounds, apparatus and equipment as needed. Supervises, mentors, and evaluates core group of officers and fire fighters as assigned.  Performs all other related work as required.


Must have considerable knowledge of firefighting tactics and operations, emergency medical care, rescue operations, fire safety inspection, fire investigation and public fire education. Must have the ability to skillfully operate all fire apparatus and equipment; ability to supervise employees under general direction; ability to meet with general public, present department programs and effectively deal with problems. Must have considerable knowledge of tools, and methods used to maintain and repair fire apparatus, buildings and grounds. Ability to perform strenuous physical labor.


High School graduate or GED. Five years of experience as a firefighter/EMT.  Associates Degree or better preferred.


Possession of a valid Kansas Class A or B driver’s license; Certified as a Firefighter II; Fire Officer I. Instructor I Driver/operator or higher preferred, Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician Basic, and Basic Life Support- CPR card.

Must be able to pass background check and NFPA 1582 physical examination to perform duties.

Benefits include health care, disability insurance, vacation and sick leave.  Gross salary including overtime approximately $43 to 45 thousand per year.  Please submit completed application and resume to the Fire Chief by close of October 27, 2017.

STFD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon the applicants rac, color, religion, sex, or national origin (Public Law 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 253, 42 U.S.C Sec. 2000e et. Seq.).

Karl McNorton, Fire Chief/Township Administrator
Soldier Township Fire Department
600 NW 46th St.
Topeka, KS 66617
Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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