County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Chief Rescue Division

Recruitment #1901-CHFRDUNM4-001

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR CURRENT FIRE RESCUE EMPLOYEES ONLY.

WHY JOIN US

 Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

JOB OVERVIEW

Provides pre-hospital advanced life support emergency medical intervention to anyone in need in Hillsborough County and plant city.  Responsible for all facets of the management of the section including planning, operations, scheduling, determining training needs, data management, quality assurance, medical community liaison, and the establishing of medical standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of experience related to the position's duties (Bachelor's Degree can be substituted with a 2 year degree and additional work experience).

WORK CATEGORY

Heavy work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Environment:

Typically in normal office environment. Occasionally in a high noise environment. Frequently requires extensive safety training and/or protective devices. Occasionally has exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles. Occasionally requires travel, excluding overnight stays. Occasionally works on slippery or uneven surfaces. Occasionally has exposure to infectious material/disease. Occasionally has exposure to weather including heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity. Occasionally works in water. Occasionally in a high dust, dirt, grease environment. Occasionally has exposure to explosives. Occasionally works with poor ventilation or with exposure to odors. Occasionally has exposure to radiant or electrical energy (e.g., ionizing radiation). Occasionally works above or below ground level. Occasionally has exposure to chemicals, solvents. Occasionally works in darkness or with poor lighting. Occasionally requires travel, including overnight stays.

Physical Requirements:

Constantly sitting at a desk or table. Frequently standing and/or walking. Occasionally requires repeated reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction. Occasionally requires moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs. Occasionally requires climbing ladders or scaffolds. Occasionally requires good near or distant vision. Occasionally intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. Occasionally crawling and/or kneeling. Occasionally requires handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity. Occasionally requires light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less. Occasionally requires heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs. or more. Occasionally uses equipment requiring high dexterity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops medical protocols, standards and standing orders for all paramedics in conjunction with the part time medical director and other members of the physician community and acts as the department's liaison with medical advisors and the medical community in general.
  • Manages the departments quality improvement program by assuring all medical records created by paramedics are reviewed by a battalion chief.  All discovered questionable treatments are reviewed, all quality improvement team recommendations are given due consideration and the department continues to provide the best emergency medical interventions possible.
  • Ensures the department is compliant with bargaining agreements as it relates to daily operations; resolves labor issues as a member of the labor/management committee; represents the department in collective bargaining, provides detailed responses to grievance and maintains working knowledge of applicable federal laws, statutes, codes and ordinances that effect operations and personnel.
  • Plans, directs, manages and coordinates the activities of the rescue division operation and oversees daily operations through direct supervision of rescue battalion chiefs and assists in formulating and implementing policies and procedures for rescue functions.
  • Maintains open lines of communication and cooperation with other agencies throughout the county, such as  the Sheriff's Office, Trauma Agency, city fire department, private basic life support ambulance serves, air medical evacuation providers, emergency dispatch operations, emergency room doctors at all hospitals, and the Emergency Medical Planning Council.
  • Develops financial strategies which include alternative financing methods for funding rescue division needs, operating within budget constraints, review of salary/expenditure reports, and preparation of recommendations for future budget development.
  • Participates in planning, research, development, and coordination efforts to increase the use of technological and other types of innovations.
  • Responds to major fire and rescue operations.
  • Coordinates support functions as they relate to rescue division functions including training, vehicle maintenance, payroll, and emergency dispatch operations.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Makes decisions and final recommendations which routinely affect the activities of others.  Position duties may include responsibility for developing strategic plans.
  • Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies, and/or precedents used in combination.  Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required.  Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.
  • Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental or County objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess changing facts or conditions.
  • Requires regular contacts with internal persons of importance and influence.  Involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others.  Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.
  • Requires regular external contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries.  Also requires continuing contacts with the public involving the enforcement of regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for supervising multiple functions with full accountability for effective operation and results.
  • Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse problems; answers are usually found by reviewing standard technical manuals and administrative procedures and modifying them for unusual situations.  Guidance is usually provided on what sources to review and solutions are reviewed before acceptance.
  • Strategic planning is usually four to twelve months: Plans events that will occur during the year, and have some effect on the department's annual expenditures, and or revenues.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *