Chenega Corporation Chief of Hanford Fire, DOE-CS3-Hanford, WA in Washington


Company Job Title:

Chief of Hanford Fire, DOE-CS3

Chenega Job Title:



DOE Q Clearance


Hanford, WA

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:



TheChief of Hanford Fire (CHF)is primarily responsible for the entire fire department. The Fire Chief is responsible for exercising leadership, maintaining high morale, and directing and inspecting the performance of personnel assigned to their site. TheCHFwill establish and maintain policies and procedures, provide direction, delegate duties and responsibilities, and ensure his/her selected staff manage their assignments effectively. This position is responsible to ensure a harmonious environment is present and must take an active role to coach/counsel subordinate employees as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Oversee a Fire and Emergency Response Service that prevents or effectively controls/mitigates wildland and structural fires, and ensures timely and successful responses to emergency events on the Hanford Site.

  • Manage fire emergency response services, including fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire investigations; emergency rescue; emergency medical service and patient transport; incident command; and hazardous materials and chemical/biological/radiological emergency response (to include decontamination) for the Hanford Site.

  • Coordinate with the other Hanford contractors (OHCs) to coordinate fire service needs to the Contractor for changes to their facilities or new installations.

  • Ensure 24/7 fire-related protection of human life, property, and facilities, operate basic and advanced life support emergency medical services.

  • Maintain fire services through the life cycle of the Hanford Site.

  • Maintain resources and, when appropriate, reduce assets in alignment with Site remediation and closure.

  • Represent and act on behalf of the Program Manager during his absence, synchronize and coordinate intra department support.

  • Follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.

  • Receive budget information from subordinate supervisory personnel and prepare departmental budget estimates and projected capital expenditures as required.

  • Prepare reports to the Program Manager summarizing departmental activities and status.

  • Assign fire department personnel, organizes and directs work, communicates performance standards and safety regulations, monitors activities, evaluates performance and recommends need for change.

  • Interpret company policy and administer accordingly.

  • Represent the Hanford Site fire department at local, state and national gatherings.

  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintains specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with subordinate supervisors regarding activities within their area of responsibility.

  • Develop, maintain and enforce departmental policies and standard operating procedures.

  • Must review and evaluate job performance of subordinates as well as assess response crews for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Possess extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of Washington, regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and directly or indirectly supervises all fire fighter personnel on the contract.

  • Serve as Site Incident Commander when required and supervise emergency response.

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field, such as law enforcement, police science, police administration, or criminology.

  • Equivalent education/experience is applicable.

  • Eight (8) years’ experience in security or law enforcement administrative and operations experience in the armed forces security police or civilian equivalent or related field five (5) of which is at the supervisory level.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

  • Must possess and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of DOE directives pertaining to fire and emergency operations.

  • Must possess thorough knowledge of firefighting strategies and tactics.

  • Emergency Medical Technician certification is preferred.

  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

  • Must possess a DOE or Washington State Firefighter certification.

  • Must possess a DOE or Washington State Fire Officer certification, or National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer.

  • Must have the ability to successfully complete NIMS Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700 and IS-800

  • Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Certificate.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E Washinton state driver’s license.

  • Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.

  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.

  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain DOE Physical Certifications.

  • Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.

  • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Must possess technical rescue certification to the awareness level and hazardous materials certification to the operations level within one year of hire date.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Security & Support Solutions

Title: Chief of Hanford Fire, DOE-CS3-Hanford, WA

Location: Washington

Requisition ID: 1800001569