Salary $84,052.73 – $132,803.31 Annually
Location 200 S. Center Street, Goldsboro
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Job Number: 2021-00028
Closing: 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
General Statement of Duties/Distinguished Features of the ClassFor more information about this postion, please click here(Download PDF reader).
Directs the activities of assigned personnel in the performance of all activities related to fire and emergency services operations. Response and operations include, but are not limited to, hazards associated with: fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical, hazardous materials, water rescue, and technical rescue. An employee in this class directs a variety of departmental activities to include firefighting, fire prevention, emergency medicine, and training in regards to protecting the lives and property of the citizens from injury and or damage associated with “all hazards.” The Fire Chief is responsible for long and short-term program planning for operational and capital needs. He/she determines administrative priorities, and ensures that daily activities are completed in an efficient and effective manner. The Fire Chief is also accountable for the supervision of the departmental staff, preparation and monitoring of the budget, evaluation of work operations, and the performance of all human resource functions to include hiring, training, promotion, counseling, and performance evaluations. The Fire Chief evaluates the need for new equipment and programs essential to effective preparation, planning, response, mitigation, and recovery associated with emergencies. Essential Duties and Tasks
- Plans, organizes, and directs departmental operations and establishes overall departmental policies associated with all response types; develops short and long-range goals; participates with City leaders in planning for capital facilities and equipment needs, water supply and pressure needs; staffing needs and related matters.
- Provides advice and counsel to the City Council and City Manager regarding aspects of emergency management, all hazards response, code enforcement/prevention, mitigation, and fire education; and participates as part of the management team of the City.
- Develops and implement programs that best serve the citizens, based upon the needs of the City.
- Works with staff to assure effective firefighting operations, emergency medical response, hazardous materials, and technical rescue services and to maintain sufficient level of preparedness and training; ensures necessary level of participation, training, and competency by volunteer members of the department.
- Maintains an awareness of personnel, property and operations of the department; analyzes and takes action on such information in order to improve departmental operations; regulates and balances workload; reviews work objectives and expectations.
- Prepares budget projections of anticipated expenditures and needs; assigns personnel and equipment; evaluates the need for the repair of existing or the purchase of new apparatus and requisitions equipment and supplies.
- Plans for and coordinates activities surrounding any natural disasters; ensures safety policies and procedures are developed; insures necessary departmental operational policies and procedures are developed and communicated.
- Prepares and reviews operational and administrative reports.
- Directs and participates in the hiring, promotion, discipline, and evaluation of departmental employees; establishes a clear sense of mission, vision and priorities and articulates them for staff.
- Responds to all major emergencies. He/she may take command of emergency scene operation or participate as part of unified command; stays abreast of emergency operations and programs including familiarity with modern fire equipment and suppression operations.
- Stays abreast of state-of-the-art fire, hazardous materials, and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment, to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training.
- Develops an intergovernmental relationship with local, county, state, and federal agencies and other mutual aid agreements with local fire, EMS and rescue services.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of all hazard response, fire service management, fire inspections, fire training, and Emergency Medical Technology, and skill in their application.
- Knowledge and application of the principles of emergency management.
- Knowledge of best practices associated with modern emergency response.
- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, statute, codes, and ordinances.
- Knowledge of the types of industrial and commercial operations in the City and the potential hazards typical of each.
- Knowledge of the hazards common to the various types of construction and the storage of inflammables and explosives.
- Knowledge of modern and effective management principles and practices including motivation, communication, leadership, conflict resolution, performance coaching and evaluation and use of discipline and grievance processes.
- Knowledge of the City’s personnel, budgeting, and purchasing policies and procedures.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports analyzing departmental operations and to develop and manage a departmental budget.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate the work of staff, and to plan, assign, and coordinate activities performed by personnel.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and react effectively in emergency situations and maintain good physical condition.
- Ability to speak effectively before a group, to deal tactfully and firmly with the public, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Physical Requirements/Special Requirements
The work may require exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The work may require specific physical characteristic and abilities such as heightened strength, mobility, dexterity and full range of motion. The following additional physical abilities are also required: manual dexterity, hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, and visual acuity.
The work is generally performed in both inside and outside environments, in extreme cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as exposure to high heat, exposure to chemicals, and in the proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working in high places. Employees may be exposed to atmospheric conditions and are subject to OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens, may be required to wear a respirator, and may be required to work in close quarters. The work involves occasional moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g. working around moving parts or machines, irritating chemicals, etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or equipment such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shield.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and five (5) years of related experience or
- Equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Possession of a valid Class B North Carolina Driver’s License.
- Possession of North Carolina Firefighter certification.
- Possession of EMT certification.
- Other certifications as required by the department.
- Graduation from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and Designation as Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence