- This is specialized supervisory and management work in firefighting, technical rescue and urban search and rescue operations with related consideration involving hazardous materials and marine operations. This position coordinates Federal, State, Regional and Local response resources into the operations of the Philadelphia Fire Department. An employee in this class has the responsibility for assuming the lead operational role, in support of the on-scene Incident Commander, at major technical rescue, urban search and rescue, weapons of mass destruction, and domestic terrorism events on a Local, State and Federal basis. Work includes supporting coordination in chemical/biological and other terrorism related events. The work requires physical effort, and dangers inherent in the work can only be partially controlled through preventive and active measures. Work is performed under the direction of the Incident Commander.
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The employee in this class must serve as the staff technical expert in the operations and administration of technical rescue and urban search and rescue activities and programs for the Philadelphia Fire Department.
- The employee in this class assumes the lead operational role at major incidents by coordinating Federal, State, Regional, and Local response resources into the operations of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
- Only one position will be allocated to this class.