Job Opening – Battalion Chief – Soldier Township Fire/Rescue

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 March 2, 2018 for a full-time position of Battalion Chief.  Position filled will work a 24 hour shift, ABC schedule. 


Under the general direction of the Fire Chief, this position assists with overall supervision of employees and takes charge of departmental operations in the absence of the Fire Chief. As a member of a team of Battalion Chiefs, this position will manage the fire department’s daily operations and provide supervision of part-time officers and firefighters.  This position is also responsible for Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation and Fire Safety Inspection programs within the department. When on duty, responds to all emergency and non-emergency calls, assuming command of scene per departmental policy. Oversees and assists with 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 as directed by the Fire Chief.


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 and command incidents; 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 higher 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 certification is highly recommended and is required within 1 year of employment.  Must be Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician and Basic Life Support – CPR.

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

Benefits include health care, KPERS, 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 March 2, 2018.

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

Graig Brummer, Interim Fire Chief

Application packets are available at:

Soldier Township Fire Department
600 NW 46th St.
Topeka, KS 66617

Or by emailing:


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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