City of Tampa

Assistant Fire Chief - Administration (#911800) MI

$53.32-$83.58 Hourly / $9,242.13-$14,487.20 Monthly / $110,905.60-$173,846.40 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial work assisting the Fire Chief in directing the day-to-day operations of Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR).

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, the employee in this class plans, directs, and coordinates all administrative programs, activities, and operations of TFR. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the employee to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in making day-to-day operational decisions and in managing specific areas such as the maintenance shop, communications, budget, specifications, information technology, and supply. The employee in this class may be subject to 24-hour call to respond to major emergency situations. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Supervises a service division operation that includes the maintenance shop, communications, supply, budget, information technology, and administration; facilitates coordination and activities among the various Fire divisions and with other city departments.

Participates in developing, establishing, and reviewing the departmental mission, annual goals and objectives; participates in the development and implementation of department policies and procedures, deployment strategies, standards of conduct, incident management procedures, and tactical operations.

Directs preparation and monitoring of the annual operating and Capital Improvement Project budgets.

Prepares and makes public addresses to educational institutions and to civic, business, and community organizations; confers and cooperates with management staff of other city departments; cooperates with other city, county, state, and federal fire service agencies in matters of mutual interest or concern such as in the development of provisions for mutual aid and participation in arson task force investigations.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: principles and practices of modern firefighting, fire administration, organization and programs, and fire apparatus and equipment; federal and state laws and regulations relating to job duties; modern management practices and procedures; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to the fire service.

Considerable knowledge of: emergency medical services, fire prevention, and fire training.

Working knowledge of: labor relations, including negotiations, contract administration, and grievance processing; application of data processing to fire administration and activities.

Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of fire service employees in a manner that promotes full performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, labor union representatives, the media, and the general public; deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully; plan, organize and refine procedures; blend people into teams when needed and foster open dialogue and participation; set clear objectives and measures to monitor process, progress and results.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in fire science, fire administration, public administration or related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible fire experience including major command responsibility; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency

CLASS: 911800; EST: 8/8/2013;