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Director for the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (Principal Executive Manager H) – Salem, OR

Salary Range: $12,237 – $14,733
Online Application:
Application Deadline: 11/17/2020

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is seeking a Director to oversee Oregon’s public safety training and professional standards agency. DPSST is recognized as one of North America’s most innovative state public safety standards and training organizations which embraces stakeholder participation.

The DPSST Director works with the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to develop and implement professional training and certification/licensing standards for more than 41,000 public and private safety professionals. DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The Academy is a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week, residential campus which includes on-site food service and lodging venues. The campus spans 237 acres and has over 360,000 square feet of space, and 23 acres of wetlands all under the oversight and management of the agency and its staff.

The DPSST strives to provide the resources public safety providers and public safety agencies need to maintain the highest skills and provide excellent service to Oregon’s communities and residents.

Our Mission
The mission of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing and upholding professional standards for Oregon’s police, corrections, and parole and probation officers, tele-communicators, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, private security providers and private investigators.

Our Purpose
The agency’s purpose in the broadest sense is to maintain a highly-skilled, professional and ethical public safety workforce that provides excellent service to the citizens of Oregon.

This is an executive service position and is not represented by a union.

The Agency, and what we do:
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is a statewide public safety organization responsible for providing significant specialized services to more than 41,000 public safety professionals who work for city, county, state, tribal, university and private organizations around the state.

  • DPSST also oversees polygraph examiner licensing and administers the Public Safety Memorial Fund.
  • DPSST provides basic intermediate, advanced and leadership/management training and certification maintenance to more than 35,000 public safety professionals and accredits courses and instructors. Basic criminal justice training courses range in length from 2 weeks to 16 weeks. Specialty criminal justice, fire, private security provider or private investigator training courses range from one day to two weeks in duration.
  • DPSST operates a full-service residential training academy. At any given time there can be up to 600 students and staff on campus.
  • The agency also delivers regional training to more than 25,000 participants through staff positioned at locations throughout the state, through computerized technology, and through courses at the academy in Salem.
  • Under Senate Bill 412, DPSST certifies tribal law enforcement officers of sovereign nations who meet statutorily established standards to have full police officers powers through the State of Oregon.
  • DPSST’s Professionals Standards Section investigates hundreds of cases of alleged public safety officer misconduct on an annual basis of which lead to approximately 100 public safety officers being decertification each year.
  • Representatives from DPSST’s constituency serve on a 24-member, Governor-appointed Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) as well as on six statutorily created policy committees and one advisory committee to establish the minimum standards for employment and training of public safety officers, and to provide broad policy guidance on Oregon’s public safety needs to the Governor, the Legislature, and the DPSST Director. The board and committees make recommendations on revocation or denial in cases of public safety professional misconduct.
  • The agency carries out those recommendations and facilitates any due process on behalf of the public safety professional. Contested cases are presented to and determined by and Administrative Law Judge.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of high-risk training venues such as firearms ranges, live-fire training and emergency vehicle operation courses.

The DPSST is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Firefighter – Carrboro, NC

Hiring Salary: $36,491 – $46,526 Depending on qualifications and experience
Online Application:
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Performs intermediate protective service work in fire suppression; work is often performed under emergency conditions and involves personal hazard; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Fire Captain. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker must be capable of performing adequately for prolonged periods of time inside of an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Responding to emergency fire related situations; participating in fire suppression and rescue; maintaining equipment and facilities; participating in continuing training and instruction; assisting with station maintenance.

  • Responds to emergency alarms and assists in the suppression of fires including rescue, entry, ventilating, salvage work, containment of hazardous materials, traffic control, crowd control, etc.;
  • Provides basic medical care to injured persons at emergency incidents;
  • Assists with hazardous materials tasks;
  • Assists in conducting pre-planning studies and fire hazard inspections;
  • Conducts fire inspections; helps with cleanup and overhaul work;
  • Performs a variety of clerical and office tasks as assigned; serves on department committees as assigned;
  • Conducts station tours for citizens;
  • Presents and provides fire education materials to the public;
  • Assists in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment and cleaning fire station and grounds;
  • Participates in continuing training and instruction program by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes; Inspects, cleans and maintains fire hose, pumps, hydrants and related equipment;
  • Maintains required physical fitness through exercise, jogging, weightlifting, walking, etc.;
  • Performs other firefighting and related emergency tasks consistent with standard for position;
  • May serve as relief driver and equipment operator when required;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Thorough knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression; ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; general knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the town; general knowledge of basic medical care; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; possession of mechanical aptitude, physical endurance and agility.

Preference points will be given for successful completion of the Public Safety Academy at Chapel Hill-Carrboro High School or the Fire Technology and Safety program at Orange High School; residents of Orange County for a period of not less than one (1) year; current Town of Carrboro employees; one or more years of active duty military experience with an honorable discharge; experience as a Basic Operations Firefighter (Firefighter II), Advanced Technician Firefighter (Firefighter III), or a licensed EMT for a municipality or fire department.

Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Must be 18 or older and US citizen or permanent resident. Possession of a Class B driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Must meet or obtain within 12 months of hire: North Carolina Firefighter II, North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications. Supplemental questions must be answered for consideration. Selected candidates must pass a written and physical agility examination.


Fire Chief – Milton, GA

Salary/Pay Rate: $120,000-$130,000
Online Job Posting:
Application Deadline: October 16, 2020

Being a Fire Chief in any city is an honor. In Milton, Georgia, this job is an honor, a pleasure, as well as an opportunity to make a difference in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. Milton citizens resoundingly express support and appreciation for the City government – especially its firefighters. The Fire Chief belongs to the leadership team of a government that values expertise and welcomes innovative ideas. He or she will work from a just opened cutting-edge Public Safety Complex, with half the fire stations brand new by the end of 2021. This dream job can be a reality if you join Team Milton.

Located just 26 miles from downtown Atlanta in north Fulton County, Milton is a suburban oasis with a distinctive rural charm. The City of Milton incorporated in 2006, covers 39.12 square miles, and is home to approximately 39,000 residents. Recognized nationally for its high quality of life, Milton has been consistently designated among the safest cities in Georgia (and safest nationwide). And this summer, the financial news website 24/7 Wall Street named Milton the best city to live in Georgia.

The City of Milton operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council is composed of the Mayor, who is elected at-large, and six Council members, who reside within three City districts but are elected at-large. A City Manager is hired to manage the City’s day-to-day operations. The City of Milton Fire Rescue Department is a progressive department with a total of 64 full time personnel that includes 56 shift (24/48) Firefighters, 1 Administrative Staff, and 7 Fire & Life Safety Staff.

The City of Milton seeks a steady, dependable, and approachable Chief of Fire & EMS who will lead and provide mentorship for the department. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, fire administration, or a closely related field, as well as 10 years of fire and/or emergency medical services experience, six of which include command-level experience in a non-volunteer agency. A State of Georgia certification as Firefighter or the ability to obtain & maintain the Georgia certification as Firefighter within one year of hire is required. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification required. A master’s degree is preferred. Current or former certification as a paramedic is preferred, as well as graduation from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program or Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) is also preferred. A valid Georgia driver’s license, or the ability to obtain & maintain a Georgia driver’s license is required.

To find out more details about the position expectations, please visit our website for the full recruitment brochure at

The City offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes an expected starting salary range $120,000 to $130,000 annually, health insurance, dental and vision coverage, city provided short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance and social security exempt defined contribution pension that requires a 6.2% employee contribution with a 6.2% city match and an additional 200% match on the first 6% of voluntary deferral.

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and salary history not later than 5 p.m. on October 16, 2020 to: Lisa Ward, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., at Any questions please call 706-983-9326.

The Mercer Group-Georgia
Alan Reddish, Senior Vice President
107 Indigo Lane Athens, Georgia 30606
Cell: 706-614-4961

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Deputy Fire Marshal – Polk County, FL

Online Information:
Contact Email: Betzi LaCounte, BSBA – Human Resources Analyst – Public Safety

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.

This is very responsible administrative, managerial, and technical work involving directing the activities of a principal division, Fire Rescue Division. The Deputy Chief Fire Marshal serves as a liaison with the State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Investigators.

Investigates, or supervises the investigation of, building fires, explosions, deaths from fire or asphyxiation, fires of suspicious origin, and false alarms; supervises the gathering, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence and the interviewing of witnesses; attempts to establish cause and fix responsibility of fires.

Supervises and participates in: fire prevention inspections and examinations to ensure conformance with fire prevention codes and ordinances; examination of plans and specifications for facilities storing flammable materials and commercial buildings; field construction inspections and periodic compliance inspections of facilities under the division’s jurisdiction.

Supervises: witnessing of tests conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of fire extinguishing, prevention and related systems; issuance of operation and construction permits required by the fire prevention code; maintenance and control of all division records, including inspection reports, permit applications, permits issued, violation notices, and fire investigations.

Supervises and participates in establishing fire personnel training programs involving inspection practices, fire and arson investigation, and related activities; participates in developing and conducting arson prevention programs; participates in seminars and other information dissemination activities to increase the public’s awareness of fire causes, hazards, and methods of prevention.

Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of personnel; recommends employment, transfer, and promotion; administers discipline, responds to leave requests and grievances; establishes division procedures and policies subject to conformance with county and department policies and approval by the Fire Chief.

Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, officers, and civilian employees working in an assigned area.

Prepares annual budget estimates for the assigned bureau and assists on formulation of agency budget.

An employee of this class may be required, on occasion, to respond and assume command of a major Fire Rescue emergency.

Although work is subject to review and inspection by the Assistant Fire Chief and/or Fire Chief, an employee in this class works with relative independence in day-to-day activities, requiring the exercise of considerable judgment and initiative.

Work is reviewed through the analysis of reports, conferences, and the evaluation of results achieved.

May be responsible for planning, organizing, and participation in collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitration hearings in conjunction with the County’s Equity and Human Resources Division. Researches and maintains up-to-date knowledge of labor legislation, case law, arbitration decisions, and other areas that may impact division policies, practices and personnel.

Attends and participates in conferences and meetings; appears before community, civic, educational and professional groups to provide better understanding of the Fire Rescue Division’s activities; receives input from those present and explains and promotes diverse subjects including fire prevention, EMS, rescue, life safety and community relations. Develops, plans, organizes, directs and evaluates training programs; plans, organizes, supervises and reviews the work of staff engaged in the training and development of Fire Rescue Division personnel.

Provides direction for the maintenance of all fire rescue stations, grounds, fire rescue equipment, materials, and supplies; conducts periodic inspections of fire rescue stations and assigned employees. Determines specifications for the purchase of firefighting / rescue vehicles, apparatus, and equipment; reviews all bids for building maintenance contracts. Prepares and implements division policies, budgets, procedures and work performance and safety standards. Prepares reports and maintains records.

Acts in the capacity of the Assistant Fire Chief as necessary.

Performs other related duties as required.

Thorough knowledge of the practices of each of the bureaus of the Fire Rescue Division. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of fire suppression and prevention. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency rescue and advanced life support operations.

Ability to manage the work of a technical inspections staff; read and interpret mechanical and building construction plans and specifications; enforce fire prevention codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially; conduct thorough fire investigations in conformance with legal requirements and procedures; draft, revise and render technical interpretations of fire prevention codes and ordinances; prepare written and oral reports and impart them effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, law enforcement and inspectional services personnel, municipal officials, builders, and the general public.

Work of this class requires comprehensive knowledge and the application of modern firefighting and emergency medical / rescue techniques, methods, and practices, and a thorough knowledge of current local, state and federal laws and county level relating to fire safety, prevention and emergency medical services.

Work involves considerable responsibility for making decisions regarding actions to be taken, and for independent judgment in the interpretation of rules and regulations, as well as in the application of laws and ordinances.

The work requires familiarity with the organization and functions of the Fire Rescue Division and a thorough knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures affecting Division personnel.

Thorough knowledge of Fire Rescue Division policies, rules, and regulations. Considerable knowledge of training principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to the division’s activities. Thorough knowledge of the geography of the county.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to direct the work of fire rescue employees in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public as necessitated by the work. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.

Ability to build relationships with others who can provide information, support and other forms of help. Ability to develop teams and effective working relationships with diverse employees, other agencies and the general public.

Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Business Administration or a closely related field within 6 months of appointment. Must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of full-time, paid firefighting experience, to include five (5) years’ experience performing Fire Department administrative or command staff functions.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment.

Must possess a valid Certificate of Compliance, as outlined in the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal Uniform Fire Safety Rules and Standards Chapter 4A-37, or a verification letter indicating that the individual meets the above requirements, and will be issued a Certificate of Compliance from the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Office.

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal shall be a person who conducts fire safety inspections pursuant to state or local fire safety requirements shall be by a person certified as having met the inspection training requirements set by the State Fire Marshal. Such person shall meet the requirements of Florida State Statute 633.412(a-b):

a. Must hold and maintain current Florida Fire Safety Inspector I Certification
b. Must hold and maintain current Florida Fire Safety Inspector II Certification

Must be Blue Card Incident Command Certified within 12 months of appointment.

Must be state certified Incident Safety Officer within 12 months of appointment.

Meet the following driving history requirements for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Possess and maintain a State of Florida Certification as a Paramedic as outlined under 401.27 F.S., and must hold a current ACLS Certification.

Possess and maintain a valid American Heart Association CPR “BLS for Health Care

Providers” card or the American Red Cross Professional CPR card.

Possess a valid Emergency Vehicle Operator Course Certification card or a recognized 16 hour course that is equivalent.

Must be and maintain State of Florida Fire Instructor III certification within 12 months of appointment.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment.

Possess the following National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications:

  • ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
  • ICS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • ICS-800: National Response Framework, an Introduction

No comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualifications or for the certifications and licensures, unless such an accepted equivalent is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of the

State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Standards and Training and the Polk County Fire Rescue Services Division.

Must obtain and maintain Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Security Awareness certification through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Employees hired into this position after January 1, 2013 must obtain this certification within 60 days of employment, and maintain it as a condition of employment.

Shall be fingerprinted and subject to personal background investigation procedures to ascertain an evaluation and determination of moral character according to Chapter 69A – 37 Firefighter’s Standards and Training.

Applicant/employee must provide a pre-employment medical and physical examination, which satisfies the minimum requirements prescribed by the Division of the State Fire Marshal of the Florida Department of Insurance prior to initial employment as a firefighter.

Employees assigned as the Fire Marshal must possess a valid Municipal Fire Safety Inspector Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division of State Fire Marshal’s Office at time of appointment.

Must have a telephone while employed with the Fire Rescue Division as employee is subject being on call for emergencies.

This position will be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

If the employee is not issued a county phone: Must have a cell phone while employed with the Fire Rescue Division as employee is subject to call-in emergencies and might occasionally be contacted for debriefings or for the agency to retrieve follow-up information. Must keep the phone turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and must answer all calls. Must promptly return any missed calls.

If the employee is issued a county phone: must keep the county-issued cell phone turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Must answer calls as employee is subject to call-in emergencies and might occasionally be contacted for debriefings or for the agency to retrieve follow-up information. Must promptly return any missed calls.

Considerable progressive experience in fire suppression, hazardous materials, Emergency Medical Services and rescue work, with progressive supervisory experience preferable, including extensive experience at the command/staff level.

  • Graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program or similar
  • Fire or EMS executive leadership program preferred
  • CFAI designation as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) or Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer (CEMSO) preferred.
  • NFPA Fire Inspector II qualifications preferred.

Meet the requirements as outlined in the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031,Chapt 5 “Fire Inspector II standard for professionally qualified Fire Inspectors and Plans Examiners”.


Firefighter/Paramedic (Fire Recruit) – Torrance, CA

Online Application:
Application Deadline: Upon receipt of a sufficient amount of qualified applications


Torrance Fire Department (TFD) invites you to apply for a rewarding and satisfying career in public service as a FIREFIGHTER!  Paramedics are highly desirable.

Join a public safety department that prides itself as an integral part of the Torrance community. Torrance Fire Department (TFD) is dedicated to protecting and providing for life safety, environmental protection, and property conservation through education, hazard reduction, and emergency response.

TFD has an ISO Class 1 rating. The Department also achieved accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Only five Fire Departments in the State of California have this accreditation. The City of Torrance takes great pride in the quality of its staff, stations, and equipment. The Department provides 24-hour “all-risk” safety service by staffing seven engine companies, two truck companies and five paramedic rescue units. These resources are geographically distributed throughout the City’s six fire stations and are commanded by a shift Battalion Chief. The same personnel and apparatus are available to respond to all other types of emergency incidents. Cross discipline of these resources gives us a rapid response to all types of incidents throughout the City.

Trainee (10 Week Training Period)
$5,520     Monthly Salary

Firefighter (Completion of Training)
$66,240   Base Salary
$1,826     EMT-1 Certification
$4,637     HazMat 1st Responder
$3,312     Paramedic Premium*
($7,452)  11.25% Employee Retirement Deduction (PERS)
$68,563   Annual Salary (Based on Qualifications)

Interested candidates must submit an online City application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis starting Friday, August 21, 2020 and will close upon receipt of a sufficient amount of qualified applications. First review of applications will be those received by September 13, 2020.


Fire Chief – City of Seaside, CA

Annual Salary: $163,933.12 – $163,933.12
Online Application:
Closing Date: 10/04/20 11:59 PM

After serving our community for over eight years, Fire Chief Brian Dempsey has announced his retirement. The City of Seaside is recruiting to fill the position with another creative and talented leader. The selected candidate must be a relationship builder, both inside and outside of the department, who is willing to work collaboratively in areas not typically associated with the Fire Service. As an example, the Fire Chief is the staff liaison to the City’s Homeless Commission. The Chief must advocate for the Fire Department, while recognizing that the department is only one part of the City’s team. The new Chief will be an inclusive leader who embraces diversity and is committed to ensuring the Fire Department team is representative of the community. The Chief will use data to drive decision making and effectively lead the team through the internal culture changes that will come from moving the department forward in the 21st century.

The City and Fire Department teams are small and as such all department directors must be technologically and administratively self-reliant. Initially, the key programs and projects for the department include implementing the recommendations from the Standards of Cover / Community Risk Analysis, completing the CFAI Accreditation process, and continuing to assist with the implementation of programs to reduce homelessness. View Community Risk Assessment: Standards of Cover, Seaside Fire Department, CA

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Fire Department, including fire prevention and inspection programs, response to fires, medical emergency, rescue, hazardous materials, natural and man-made incidents, and other public services; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. The work provides for a wide variety of independent decision-making, within legal and general policy and regulatory guidelines. Exercises general direction and supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of management and supervision.

This is a Department Director classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Fire Department, including short- and long-range planning, development, and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. This class provides assistance to the City Manager in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, municipal functions and activities, including the role of an elected City Council, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other departments and agencies and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Assumes full management responsibility for all Fire Department programs, services, and activities.
  • Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the Fire Department; establishes, within City policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and City needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
  • Responds to major alarms and performs as part of the incident command team as needed.
  • Manages City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) including city-wide emergency management training, operations, and plan development and implementation.
  • Manages the Community Risk Reduction program which included business and residential safety inspections, fire and medical trainings, and public education.
  • Represents the department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.
  • Conducts a variety of departmental organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Participates in and makes presentations to the City Council and a wide variety of committees, boards, and commissions.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire safety and other services as they relate to the area of assignment.
  • Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect City or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the City Manager.
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Firefighter – Champaign, IL

Salary: $64,267 starting; $67,552 after one year
Online Application:
Closing Date: 10/2/2020

The Champaign Fire Department is a full-service career department comprised of more than 100 sworn firefighters covering a jurisdiction of 20 square miles from six stations. The Department enjoys an ISO classification of Class One and serves more than 87,000 residents plus an additional 40,000 university students, responding to over 8,000 calls annually covering fire, rescue, hazardous materials, medical and large-scale incidents. Firefighters respond to Champaign neighborhoods from six strategically-located fire stations, working a shift rotation of 24 hours on and 48 hours off. We are looking for people with a strong desire to serve others and who are committed to maintaining the level of excellence that the Champaign Fire Department has provided for more than 150 years. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Making a difference, here to serve you!

Minimum Requirements:

  • $50 non-refundable application or apply and qualify for a full application fee waiver
  • U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Signed attestation form
  • Less than 35 years of age by the date of the written exam and at least 21 years of age by date of hire
  • Proof of CPAT and Ladder Climb certification issued no later than 12/18/19
  • No felony convictions; no misdemeanors related to fire/arson
  • Drug screening and criminal background check will be required. The annual starting salary is $64,267 plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, October 2, 2020.

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.  The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry Level) – Naperville, IL

Annual Salary: $70,377
Online Application:
Application Deadline: September 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Mandatory Orientation & Written Examination: Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Naperville Fire Department is responsible for protecting approximately 150,000 residents (daytime population of 200,000) living in a 50-square mile area. A nationally accredited agency, the Naperville Fire Department’s mission is to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens of Naperville. This is accomplished by providing professional, quality fire prevention and public education programs go as well as effective and efficient fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue and other emergency services.

Over the past two decades, the Naperville Fire Department has experienced rapid growth. The fire department has ten fire stations in the operation. Currently the department employees more than 200 personnel. The department is manned 24 hours per day and operates six front line engines, two heavy duty rescue squads, eight front line paramedic ambulances, two front line ladder trucks, and two Battalion Commander Vehicles.

The Naperville Fire Department expects to hire approx. 15-20 firefighter/paramedics in the next two years. Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee;
  • U.S. Citizenship;
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) at time of application;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, which will be used for identification at all phases of testing;
  • Be at least nineteen (19)* years of age, but not older than thirty-five (35) years of age by the date of the scheduled orientation except as otherwise provided by statute. Note that the minimum age for appointment to the position of firefighter/paramedic is twenty-one (21);
  • Attend orientation and all phases of testing;
  • Obtain a passing score on a written test;
  • Possess a good moral character;
  • Pass a polygraph test;
  • Pass a thorough background investigation;
  • Pass a medical examination and a psychological assessment and a functional physical evaluation;
  • Be licensed as an Illinois EMT/Paramedic at time of hire;
  • Must have successfully completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Exercise.
  • Meet all requirements of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Rules, City of Naperville Municipal Code, and laws of the State of Illinois

Contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or with questions regarding the application and/or required documents before the application deadline date.

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