Deputy Fire Chief

City Of Roswell Fire Department - ROSWELL, New Mexico

Nov 17, 2021

Application Deadline:
Jan 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$90,629.00-$132,029.00 annual

Job Description

Under general supervision, manages daily operations of the Roswell Fire Department (RFD), and provides management oversight of Division Chiefs, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Training & Safety, and Battalion Operations; delegates tasks and manages chain of command; assures Department’s compliance with state and federal laws, and City policies and procedures; and provides administrative and executive support to the Fire Chief.

Additional Information

· Plans and manages daily operations of the Roswell Fire Department (RFD); provides management oversight of Division Chiefs, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Training & Safety, Fire Marshal, and Battalion Operations; assures Department’s activities are in compliance with state and federal laws, and City policies and procedures; represents RFD Fire Chief at meetings as directed.

· Assumes command of major incidents and emergencies as appropriate, and coordinates actions with other agencies; directs strategies, tactics, and deployment of personnel to achieve the on-scene priorities of personal safety, incident stabilization, and property conservation.

· Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; oversees staff training, develops skills, and conducts performance evaluations; works with employees to correct performance deficiencies; assigns work, and reviews the work performed to assure that work assignments are completed according to RFD procedures and quality standards.

· Coordinates the planning, management, and evaluation of the RFD operating plans; meets with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, and technical issues; analyzes workload trends, and recommends staffing and assignment adjustments.

· Evaluates RFD operations, and identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods, priorities, policies, and procedures; reviews trends in firefighting and emergency services, and develops recommendations; investigates and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

· Reviews, approves, and summarizes daily activity reports, and material and equipment usage reports.

· Performs a variety of administrative activities including budget management, scheduling, and personnel issues; orders supplies and materials, maintains inventories, and assures that adequate materials, supplies, and tools are available.

· Manages a variety of annual events and special programs for improved community relations; develops community outreach activities to promote RFD programs.

· Supports the relationship between the City of Roswell and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: open
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medicine, or Public Administration is preferred.
  • Experience: Eight years’ experience as a full time paid Firefighter. Two of the eight years must be as a company officer and/or Chief Officer.
Knowledge of:

· City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.

· Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures, Code of Conduct, policies, and procedures.

· Duties, powers, authorities, and limitations of a municipal Fire Chief.

· National, State, and City laws, regulations, practices, and procedures governing emergency services.

· Modern emergency services management principles and practices for efficient and effective management of operational resources, including deployment strategies and reactive tactics.

· Training and procedural standards from national emergency services associations, including National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Incident Command System (ICS).

· Techniques and practices for effective and efficient management of Department resources, including personnel administration, purchasing, and budgeting.

· Methods, practices, and procedures for fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material responses, emergency medical services, rescue operations, and fire investigations.

· Federal, state, and City safety rules and regulations, and state and local building codes.

· City geography, traffic patterns, and the location of all streets, landmarks, and buildings.

Skill in:

· Assuming command-level responsibilities, and coordinating firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services under complex emergency conditions.

· Recognizing the construction, contents, and occupancy of buildings and other emergency incident scenes in order to apply appropriate firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical techniques.

· Making independent decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.

· Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

· Managing the maintenance and repair of firefighting facilities, vehicles, and equipment.

· Supervising staff, prioritizing multiple tasks and projects, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, and working as a team member with other emergency services agencies.

· Operating and maintaining computer and communications equipment.

· Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.

· Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

· Effective verbal and written communication.

Contact Information

Jill Pollock

City Of Roswell Fire Department
ROSWELL, New Mexico 88202
phone: 1-575-624-6800

How to Apply

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