Battalion Chief

Washington Township Fire Department

Recruitment Open Until Filled

Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, is seeking ONE motivated and energetic individual for the position of Battalion Chief. Under general direction of the Deputy Fire Chief or Fire Chief, they will be responsible for supervision of EMS and fire companies, including daily operations, and management of assigned programs.

Associate’s Degree in Fire Science or related is required and must be supplemented with five (5) years of full-time experience in fire suppression and emergency medical services, including three (3) years of full-time experience in the position of lieutenant or higher. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. In addition to the online application, you must attach the following materials in order for it to be considered a complete application: cover letter, resume, certifications, college degree and if applicable, a full copy of any military discharge paperwork. Applicant must possess and attach current copies of the following certifications:
• Ohio Firefighter II
• Ohio EMT- Paramedic
• Ohio Fire Safety Inspector
• Hazardous Materials Operations
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
• Valid American Heart CPR Healthcare Provider Card
• Greater Miami Valley EMS Council Protocols
• NIMS ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800 training certificates

The position of Battalion Chief must obtain a State of Ohio Fire or EMS Instructor certification and NIMS ICS-300 and ICS-400 within the first year of employment, and Chief Fire Officer designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing within the first two years. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and remain insurable under the Township’s vehicle insurance plan. (Fire Chief may waive certain requirements to ensure an adequate candidate pool.)

Salary range is $90,341 to $93,955, plus education and paramedic incentive and is a non- exempt, union position. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s experience, qualifications, and related skills, knowledge, and ability. Excellent benefits. (Effective with the 7/1/19 contract).

Selection process includes a review of all submitted materials. Appointment procedure may include written/video tests, assessment centers, interviews and polygraphs. Candidate will be required to complete a criminal and personal background check and a driver’s license review. Appointment procedure will be based on the number of qualified candidates. The process could include the creation of a list that would be valid for up to one year with the option to extend for two-six month periods. Complete the application and materials online at and click on any of the red Apply Now buttons. Make sure to click on the “Complete Information” tab to get additional application information and please remember to attach all the required certifications and documentation. For first consideration, requested materials must be received through our online application website by Monday, February 24, 2020. Incomplete application submittals will not be called or considered.

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