assistant deputy chief resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Senior Chief with experience in a large metropolitan fire department. Former Assistant Deputy Chief:  turn-key self-starter with a unique blend of academic training, operational experience, political savvy, and "big picture" tools. Skill set includes strategic planning, major event experience at command/operational levels, exemplary fire suppression history, media presence, contract administration, budgetary expertise, training evaluation, team-building, and promotional exam creation.

Over ten years of multiagency experience as a Chief, encompassing all city/county partners, academic institutions, political associations, labor groups, and federal agencies. Experience in a plethora of exercises and incidents with both short- and long-term operational periods.

Currently, Battalion Commander of 6-station Battalion. Vast fire ground experience as Incident Commander and Fire Attack. Battalion 10 companies were responsible for nearly 12,000 calls for service in 2017. Seeking a Fire Chief position in a metropolitan jurisdiction.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fire Strategy and Tactics
  • Budgetary Processes
  • Supervision/Management of diverse work groups
  • Paradigm Creation (training, promotional)
  • Capital Investment and Construction
  • Safety Officer Training
  • Active Shooter Protocol Creation
  • Multiagency Cooperation
  • Political Tact
  • Contract Administration
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Technological Awareness
  • Revenue Generation
  • Morale/Team Building
  • Apparatus Specification/Design/Procurement
Work History
05/2008 to 07/2010 Assistant Deputy Chief Argonne National Laboratory | Lemont, IL,
  • Command Staff Chief, commanding the Bureau of Engineering, the Bureau of Equipment, Facilities, and Management, and the Logistics Center, and their nearly $35 million budget.
  • Oversaw specification, manufacture, maintenance and repair of all apparatus. Led procurement of all apparatus, equipment, and supplies for medical and fire suppression activities.
  • Directed marketing, outreach, and informational briefings for public safety bond, securing $412 million in funding.
  • SFFD's Project Manager in the design and construction of the $243 million Public Safety Building and firehouse.
  • Chief of all water supply: dedicated underground hydrant system, fireboats, and all relevant facilities including maintenance, dry dock repairs, and capital improvements.
  • Logistics Chief for all long-period events, disasters, and exercises. Liaison to city-wide logistics center.
  • Represented SFFD on city's Traffic Advisory Safety Committee planning city-wide traffic calming and transit corridors.
07/2007 to Current Battalion Chief Rosewood Hotels & Resorts | Santa Fe, NM,
  • Senior Battalion Chief and Battalion Commander of Battalion 10, a complex interface of lower income residences, public housing developments, and industrial complexes and warehouses. Battalion 10 is known for fires, complex incidents, and multi-casualty events.
  • Incident Command and Fire Attack Chief at all incidents within the battalion, charged with life safety and property protection.
  • Plan, organize, and direct 6 fire stations in all aspects of suppression, medical response and preparedness including planning, management, training and community outreach.
  • Create, train, implement, and oversee department's response to emergencies, natural disasters, environmental/industrial accidents, and other catastrophic incidents.
11/2004 to 07/2007 Captain San Francisco Fire Department | City, STATE,
  • Truck Captain and Captain of the House at Station 17 located in the Bayview/Hunter's Point district and housing an Engine, Truck, and Hose Tender. 
  • Led station's fire suppression oppressions on scene. 
  • Created and administered station's house policy regarding all station rules.
  • Designed and led drills for fire crews, instructed members on fire operations, rules and regulations, medical protocols, communication procedures, and community interaction.
  • Maintained station readiness including supply inventory and ordering, apparatus readiness oversight, and recall program. 
  • Tasked with company-level sanctions, discipline, coaching, counseling and conflict resolution of fire department members. 
Expected in 2003 to to Master of Public Policy | Public Policy University of California, Berkeley, , GPA:

Master's Thesis: "The Market for Homeland Security: Addressing the Barriers to the Acquisition and Use of Informational Technology by First Responders" commissioned by UC Berkeley's IT and Homeland Security Committee

Expected in 1990 to to Bachelor of Arts | Political Science University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA GPA:
  • Joined San Francisco Fire Department in 1993
  • Deputy Incident Commander and Operations Chief San Francisco Super Bowl 50 week, 2015
  • Marina Command- SFFD Fleet Week Command 2015-2017 (liaison to Blue Angels and Air Show Boss, Operational Event Command)
  • Logistics Chief, all Multiagency drills 2008-2010 (Urban Shield, Silver Sentinel, etc.)
  • Subject Matter Expert- multiple promotional exams
  • All Hazards Strike Team Leader coursework
  • Proctor/liaison/Creator many Multiagency drills
  • SFFD Committees: Rules Regulations (Chair), Policies and Procedures (Chair); Accident Review (Chair); Apparatus Procurement (Chair); Budget, Disaster, Communications, Vehicle Operations committees.
  • Safety Officer
  • Instructor SFFD Battalion Chief Academy
  • Author: Various industry related publications
  • Apparatus Specification experience at Chief level
  • Surf Rescue Instructor
  • Water Supply Officer
  • Traffic and Transit planning Chief, overseeing city-wide turban planning and transit plan of all relevant stakeholders

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School Attended

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California San Diego

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Deputy Chief
  • Battalion Chief
  • Captain


  • Master of Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts

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