Pay Range 26 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$45.7098$68.5647
Hourly (42 hrs.)$43.5331$65.2997
Hourly (56 hrs.)$32.6499$48.9748

Fire Chief

Range: $95,076.38 - $142,614.58 (26)
Position Number: 5291

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the management and oversight of all department operations.
Directs and supervises all department personnel and resources; assigns, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and promotes personnel.
Monitors and reviews daily operations to assure conformity with department goals and community interests.
Develops long and short term plans.
Develops the annual operating and capital budgets for review by the City Manager and Budget Team; oversees the administration of the budget; oversees capital improvement program.
Represents the department and city government at public and private events.
Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
Oversees the maintenance of all department records.
Formulates and implements policies, procedures, and directives.
Ensures appropriate specification development and evaluates bid submittals for equipment and apparatus purchases.
Evaluates software and hardware requests from personnel and system needs in relation to the department’s fire information management system.
Formulates officer candidate training and officer development program.
Oversees recruitment of qualified candidates; establishes appropriate testing programs and criteria for applicants; establishes procedures and guidelines for training of eligible candidates.
Responds to all types of major emergencies caused by fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, riots,hazardous materials, and emergency medical incidents; oversees incident response.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Knowledge of the capabilities and uses of computers.
Knowledge of the capabilities and uses of emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in operating computers.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, mutual aid agreements, state building and fire code, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.  
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The necessity of supervising and participating in work performed in life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the fire and rescue department.  Successful performance helps ensure the effective operation of the department and the prevention and control of fire and other emergency situations. 
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, law enforcement personnel, elected officials, the general public, and fire and rescue personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at emergency scenes. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Deputy Chief (2), GIS Technician (1), and Administrative Assistant (2).
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission.