Job Details
Title Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief
Company City of Thomasville
Location Thomasville, GA
Description

This position reports to the City Manager who serves as the chief executive officer of the organization.

The Thomasville Fire Chief manages the Fire Rescue Department as defined by City ordinance and directed by the City Manager. The Fire Chief directs the organization’s public services by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers:

  • Planning, directing, and managing all divisions to include Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Training and Administration.
  • Directing the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan, and overseeing facilities planning to meet current and future needs of the community.
  • Overseeing the management of Fire personnel through subordinate levels of supervision.
  • Monitoring work flow and work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Obtaining information and cooperation on public safety issues, participating on boards, commissions and committees, and speaking before public groups to further public relations.
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of Fire Department Operations, developing and monitoring an annual budget of and making budgetary recommendations.
  • Establishing and authorizing training programs and operational standards to ensure compliance with applicable laws, overseeing discipline procedures, overseeing internal investigations when appropriate, and providing corrective action as appropriate.
  • Directing Departmental compliance with ISO Public Protection Classification and industry best practices, monitoring the status of all public fire and life safety, assessing risk, and providing direction to ensure that appropriate levels of emergency response capability exist to protect life and property from fire and other emergencies in the City of Thomasville.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position must have a minimum of 12 years of full-time, well rounded experience in the fire service that includes a minimum of 7 years of progressive fire service chief officer supervisory and command experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or Fire Service Administration, or Public Administration, Business Administration, Management or a related field.
  • Must have completed one of the following Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) or Georgia Fire Chief designation through the Association of Georgia Fire Chiefs. Fire Marshal (FM, CPC, CPSE) Designation preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/National Registry License or higher.
  • Must possess a valid State of Georgia or NPQ (National Pro-Board) Fire Inspector Certification. International Code Council Fire Inspector I preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License or be able to acquire one within six months of hire.

 

The ideal candidate has an awareness and understanding of fire suppression, emergency medical response, technical rescue and haz-mat operations in relation to municipal operations. Has the ability to analyze and interpret complex documents; to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints; to write and make effective and persuasive speeches on controversial or complex topics to top management, City Council, public groups, and other organizations. Has the ability to recruit, train, develop, maintain accountability, and retain a diverse workforce. Has the ability to develop and implement strategic plans. Establishes and maintains positive behavior toward occupational safety and health; fosters this positive safety attitude within the department; and ensures that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all City employees. Will ensure all safety and health deficiencies are corrected immediately and not repeated; will investigate all departmental accidents; will ensure adequate personnel protective (PPE) equipment is available and employees are wearing the appropriate PPE for the job assignment. Has the ability to apply principles of logical or critical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical fire service related problems. Has the ability to comprehend and apply principles to develop budgets, spreadsheets, financial analysis, etc.

Contact

Please submit an application to Human Resources via thomasville.org and include a detailed resume.

Certifications and all other required documents must be sent to TFR2020@thomasville.org.

  Closing date March 6th

Date Posted 2/10/2020
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