Fire Chief

CITY OF LINCOLN   Lincoln, AR   Full-time     Emergency Med Tech / Paramedics
Posted on October 11, 2020

The City of Lincoln is accepting resumes for full-time Fire Chief. This position directs, manages, and oversees the operations of the Lincoln Fire Department. Salary range $45,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications.

 

 Position Summary                                                                                         

  • Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Lincoln Fire Department, including, but not limited to policy development, personnel management, fiscal management, emergency medical services, fire safety, fire suppression and fire prevention. Is responsible for coordination with other agencies and other city departments as required.

Primary Responsibilities – included but are not limited to

  • Management of all department services and activities.
  • Recruitment and management strategies for volunteers
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Compiles reports to evaluate department and reports to City Council and Lincoln Rural Fire Association Board.
  • Prepares media information
  • Tracks revenues and expenses to assure budget compliance and prepares a budget proposal each fall to reflect actual experience.
  • Respond to emergency incidents to observe and/or offer consultation
  • Evaluate work methods and procedures
  • Connects with other city departments and the Mayor to make sure lines of communication stay current and information being disseminated is accurate.
  • Perform final interpretation of fire codes and ordinances to ensure consistency and compliance.
  • Develop a budget considering staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Participate in professional groups
  • Respond to and resolve citizen inquires

 

Requirements of the Position – this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of an employee in this position. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time and without notice.

  • Knowledge of services and activities of a municipal / rural fire department.
  • Knowledge of computer systems.
  • Ability to organize and lead a group of employees and volunteers in manner to achieve good performance and maintain high morale.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of developing fire service programs to meet community needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, and the general public contacted in the course of the work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Knowledge of supervision and management of people.
  • Understanding of federal, state and local law regarding hazardous materials, buildings and fire inspections.
  • Possession of a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Ability to make public presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must reside in the Lincoln Fire Department response area.
  • Coordinate with City Grants Writer to seek out and receive grants for Fire equipment and anything that could be used by the Fire Department.
  • Maintain Fire Department Handbook which includes policies and procedures.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

  • Work is preformed primarily within the fire station and in close proximity to other employees.
  • Physical ability to preform hazardous and strenuous tasks.
  • Must have the stamina to work a 24 hour shift and to respond to major alarms and emergency situations.
  • Physical demands include: running, bending, stooping, climbing and frequently lifting heavy objects.
  • Must pass a physical exam
  • Must be able to see and hear in the normal range without correction.

            Minimum Qualifications                                                                               

  • Minimum of graduation from high school or equivalent. A bachelor’s degree in Fire Technology, Fire Engineering, Public Administration, Management, Business Administration, or a related field preferred. Ten years of suppression and fire prevention experience including 5 years at a significant and increasingly responsible administrative level. Or equivalent combination of experience and/or training, that would provide the requirements listed above. The ability to successfully complete all training classes or programs assigned. A successful candidate will hold the following certifications and meet the following criteria:
  • National Incident Management System Certification (ICS 100, 200, 300,400,700, 800)
  • Rapid Intervention Training
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Valid Firefighter II certification through IFSAC or PRO-BOARD
  • Emergency medical technician (EMT) licensure through the State of Arkansas.
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving violence, weapons, or illegal drugs.