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FIRE CHIEF

Company: City of Hemet
Location: hemet
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

FIRE CHIEF | Government Jobs page has loaded.

Location City of Hemet, 445 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA

Hemet, CA

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Job Number

2021-31

Closing date and time

THE CITY **THE CITY OF HEMET IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER**
The City of Hemet is currently looking for a proven leader and experienced professional to serve as Fire Chief. The ideal candidate will have a passion for delivering high-quality services and an individual who can assist the City Manager with the vision of moving the City forward.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a completed application, cover letter of interest, resume, and a list of five (5) professional references at the time of application. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established .
Summary Description Salary: $150,000.00 - $202,000.00 Annually* *Proposed salary range subject to Council approval.
HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit a clear, concise and complete on-line City Application along with the required attachment materials.This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will be on April 6, 2021. The position may close without notice following the first review period . Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the first review period.

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college diploma/transcript. Applicants who indicate receipt of a degree from a foreign institution must provide the United States degree and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcript. All materials must be received in Human Resources no later than the close of business on the application closing date. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to Gdavis@cityofhemet.org . Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristics, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Plan, develop, manage, and direct Fire Department activities and services including fire suppression, protection and prevention, hazardous materials and disaster preparedness, medical response and other related activities; command major fire emergency and disaster situations affecting the City, as appropriate.
  • Direct the development and administration of the department budget; monitor and approve expenditures and implement budget adjustments; present budget to fiscal committee.
  • Conduct and direct studies; prepare and present master plan reports addressing growth impact on emergency services; ensure proper planning occurs for disaster preparedness programs and activities; ensures activities are in accordance with ordinances, laws, codes, policies and regulations.
  • Prepare reports and make presentations at City Council and other meetings; serve on various internal and external committees; attend meetings as part of senior executive team; serve as liaison with the community, professional groups, the media and other external contacts and resources for the City.
  • Establish, implement, and enforce department policies and procedures; work with City staff to establish Citywide policies and procedures.
  • Resolve discrepancies or procedural problems and respond to program administration and/or delivery questions ensuring necessary follow-up occurs; confer with and advise staff and internal and external customers by providing advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions and interpretation of program goals and policy.
  • Directly and through subordinate supervisors, hire, direct work efforts and evaluate staff; provide for and/or conduct staff development; establish work methods and standards; initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and complaints.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of municipal organization and administration.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, management and supervision. Knowledge of municipal budget preparation and control.
Knowledge of modern fire suppression, protection and prevention principles and practices.
Knowledge of program and project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of city, state and federal fire and building codes and regulations.

SKILL
Skill in program development, implementation and evaluation.
Skill in assessing objectives and operational requirements to develop and implement appropriate
administrative policies and procedures for the city and the department.
Skill in managing, developing, motivating and evaluating professional and support staff.
Skill in managing special projects, activities and programs.
Skill in understanding and applying complex regulations, procedures and guidelines.

ABILITY
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to conduct research and prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree (Masters degree preferred) in fire technology, public administration or a related field and five (5) years progressively responsible fire service management experience including three (3) years battalion chief or higher level supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSES
State of California class "C" driver's license.

**Local area response time within 15 minutes is required within three (3) months of appointment.

Supplemental Information

REQUIRED ATTACHMENT MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Degree/Transcripts
  • References

ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; strength and agility to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds. Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

SELECTION PROCESS
All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. The process may include any combination of a written exam, oral board interview, and/or skills assessment to further evaluate job-related qualifications. Candidates who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list which will remain valid for a minimum of twelve months.


Note: Prospective employees will undergo, and must successfully pass, a background reference check (including fingerprinting) and a medical examination. Drug screening may be required.

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS BUT MAY BE ATTACHED.

CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD STATE THEIR NEEDS IN WRITING WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION PACKAGE.

THE PROVISIONS IN THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.

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