Fire Chief

Job Status: 
Closed - no longer accepting applications

Job Closing Date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00pm


Must Submit a Resume

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates Fire operations.

Establishes policies and procedures for the Fire Department in order to implement directives from the City Manager.

Plans and implements Fire and EMS programs for the City in order to better carry out policies and goals. Reviews Departmental performance and effectiveness; formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.

Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Fire Department; directs the implementation of the Departments; budgets; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment.

Responds to alarms and may direct activities at the scene of major emergencies, as required.

Supervises the inspection of buildings and other properties for fire hazards and enforces fire prevention ordinances.

Directs the operation of departmental in-service training activities.

Controls the expenditure of departmental appropriations. 

Handles grievances, maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel. 

Prepares and submits monthly reports to the City Manager regarding the Departments' activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate including the annual report of activities. 

Plans departmental operation with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel; supervises the implementation of such plans. 

Assigns personnel and equipment to such duties and uses as the service requires; evaluation the need for and recommends the purchase of new equipment and supplies. 

Meets with elected or appointed officials, other Fire/EMS officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Departments' activities.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With emergency call out

Selection Process to be Utilized: 

Qualified applicants interviewed by the City Manager or designee.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field, and seven years of experience in fire or emergency medical service work, three years of which must have been equivalent to fire captain or higher, and completion of the Fire Basic Training Academy or Equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical services principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; Working knowledge of first aid and resuscitation techniques and their application as demonstrated through State E.M.T Certification; Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, departmental standard operation procedures and regulations;

Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.

Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to effectively give and receive verbal and written instructions; and Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and the public.