Chief of Training

city of kingman - Kingman, Arizona

Apr 12, 2021

Application Deadline:
Jun 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$71,725.00 - $92,093.00 annual

Job Description

Job Summary

**Position Open Until Filled** First Review: 04/29/2021

Under the direction of the Fire Chief or his designee; organize, manage and direct the activities of the departments Fire & EMS Training Division. Employees of this class perform highly responsible and professional administrative, supervisory, and technical work associated with planning, budgeting, coordinating, and directing all department personnel, training, apparatus, and equipment assigned to their assigned division. Responsible for the proper and efficient management of personnel, stations, apparatus, equipment, and other Fire Department resources to minimize fire loss and life in the community through aggressive fire prevention, training, education, emergency medical services, and emergency operations and response.


Work is performed independently under the supervision of the Fire Chief or his designee who reviews work through performance reviews and conferences. Work is performed with considerable latitude to accomplish work goals and objectives.


  • Supervises Fire Department personnel during emergency operations as required or assigned.
  • Supervises staff through coordination of activities.
  • Direct supervision of personnel directly or through first line supervisors as required during training, activities, or emergency incidents.

For more information about the City of Kingman, this position and offered incentives, please view our hiring pamphlet here: ++Chief of Training 2021++

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or related course work 
  • Chief Fire Training Officer (CTO) – Strongly preferred 
  • Considerable background in fire operations and training showing progressive work experience 
  • Certification as emergency medical technician at the basic level or higher – Paramedic preferred 
  • Firefighter II certification or equivalent 
  • Fire Officer II certification or equivalent. 
  • Fire Instructor II certification or equivalent. 
  • Leadership I, II, III or equivalent.  


  • Possess a valid Driver’s License, or have ability to obtain within six months of employment. 
  • Ability to accurately read and write the English language. 
  • Ability to be available as necessary for emergency call-out and some other evening and weekend hours may be required. 
  • Individuals assigned to this classification are subject to meeting residency requirements, as defined in the City of Kingman Personnel Rules and Regulations. 

Essential Functions

Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it.

  • Develops and implements the department annual training plan.
  • Determines and schedules identified training required for each member of the Fire Department.
  • Establishes minimum standards and evaluation systems, provides for the continuous review and improvement of the training system. Provides attendance at outside schools, training seminars and conferences. 
  • Supervises the maintenance of departmental administrative, inspection, training, and safety records. 
  • Actively researches and applies for grant funding to assist the department in meeting goals. Investigates all accidents resulting in personnel injury and/or equipment or facility damage as assigned. 
  • Investigates all accidents resulting in personnel injury and/or equipment or facility damage as assigned. 
  • Serves as the Department Health and Safety Officer and manages compliance programs for OSHA, NIOSH, NFPA, and related entities in conjunction with city risk management. 
  • Evaluates procedures and equipment for safety compliance. 
  • Coordinates pre-fire planning activities including training, scheduling, and facility preplanning programs to ensure current data is available for department response. 
  • Ensures and manages mutual and automatic aid agreements meet established training requirements. 
  • Management of training for personnel in all facets of the workplace. 
  • Coordination and management of the department’s safety, health, and wellness program. 
  • To provide training in accomplishing fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, training, and safety goals of the Department. 
  • Evaluates plans, develops, manages, and supervises department training programs and assures that department personnel meet or exceed applicable standards. Develops and presents classes to Fire Department personnel; adapt curricula; instructs specialized training.


  • Prepares and maintains performance evaluations, personnel records, and training information on assigned staff.
  • Corrects all unsafe actions noted during Fire Department operations and activities.
  • Assists in the development of Standard Operating Procedures for fire department operations.
  • This position may be subject to emergency recall during non-working hours.
  • Participates in fire prevention activities as assigned.
  • Performs other related work as required.



  • Thorough knowledge of current firefighting and EMS, including HIPAA, principles and practices; thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of EMS and firefighting equipment, apparatus, and tools.
  • Considerable knowledge in the field of hazardous materials; considerable knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances, rules and regulations and training and safety standards.
  • Considerable knowledge in the principles of emergency scene management; knowledge of the geography of the city, locations of water mains and fire hydrants and major fire hazards located within the city limits.
  • Knowledge of training techniques and methods; knowledge of functional responsibilities and operations of other city departments and outside agencies.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct public events, activities and training; ability to work cooperatively with associates.
  • Ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities under conditions of severe emotional stress.
  • Ability to instruct and supervise fire personnel effectively and maintain discipline and command the respect of subordinates.
  • Recognize and correct unsafe actions; ability to budget, maintain required records, and prepare reports and other paperwork.
  • Objectively investigate accidents.
  • Meet physical requirements of the job as may be established by competent medical authority.


  • Considerable contact with media, civic groups, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
  • Occasional contact with other city departments for coordination of activities.
  • Considerable contact with agencies, hospital, and pre-hospital care providers in performing emergency medical services coordination, community events, and compliance and safety activities.

Contacts are significant and may require extreme tact and discretion in the performance of accomplishing department goals, programs, and policies.


It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable.  The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness.

Management is accountable for preventing workplace incidents, injuries and illnesses. Management will provide top-level support of safety program and wellness initiatives.   Management will consider all employee suggestions for achieving a safer, healthier workplace. Management also will keep informed about workplace safety and health hazards, and it will regularly review the company safety and wellness program.


The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.  This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.

Job Requirements

  • Age: See Description
  • Education: See Description
  • Experience: See Description

Contact Information

Human Resources

city of kingman
310 N 4th Street
Kingman, Arizona 86401
phone: (928) 753-8583

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