Fire Chief

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(5/4/2022 7:35 PM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


*This position is contingent upon contract award**


SOSi is seeking a highly qualified Fire Chief to support an OCONUS U.S. Air Force contract. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ DOD or Contractor Airfield Fire Protection experience with at least 5 years’ experience as a Fire Chief.


  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft rescue and firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous material, and fire prevention. 
  • Knowledge of US Air Force or equivalent regulations for aircraft rescue and firefighting.
  • Good knowledge of airport operations as it relates to vehicular and aircraft movements, runways/taxiway systems and markings, bird/wildlife control, and communications procedures.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership in a diverse environment and work cooperatively with other members of the department, airfield management, and members of outside organizations.
  • Effective managerial, organizational, budgeting, and decision-making skills, in addition to being able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Implement and maintain policies, procedures, systems, and controls related to airfield and structural firefighting management.
  • Through the chain of command, responsible for the general direction, supervision, and evaluation of Fire personnel, including employee safety, training, and job performance.
  • Responds to alarms, administers initial emergency care, response, and/or service when necessary, and directs activities at the scene of emergencies, as required. Inspects property for fire dangers and damage.
  • Oversees all firefighting operations and fire prevention procedures including, but not limited to, disaster relief and prevention, hazardous materials, safety, risk management and exercises.
  • Determine the standby location considering the hazards involved in the operations and threat to crews.


  • Active in Scope Secret Security clearance.
  • Associates degree in a related discipline.
  • Licenses and Certifications: Fire Officer IV.
    • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Incident Commander.
    • Fire Inspector II or III.
    • Fire Instructor II or III.
    • Airport Firefighter
  • 10 years’ DOD or Contractor Airfield Fire Protection experience with at least 5 years’ experience as a Fire Chief.
  • Prior experience managing Firefighting on OCONUS projects preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Long hours, exposure to weather and contingency conditions.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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