City of Tucson


$42.18-$51.88 Hourly / $87,734.40-$107,910.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 408H

General Description

This is technical supervisory work directing the activities and personnel of the Emergency Medical Section, Management Information Service, or Fire Prevention.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Plans, organizes, and supervises the preparation and entry of data into computer storage, and participates in the review and development of related computer programs.

Plans, organizes and supervises the preparation of graphic representations for brochures, reports, manuals, and presentations.

Reviews and evaluates development plans for fire protection aspects, prepares cost estimates and recommendations for fire service requirements.

Conducts special tests and evaluations of fire protection water supplies, hydrants, and other related equipment.

Represents the department and participates in emergency medical services committees.

Plans, organizes and supervises paramedic training activities and supervises paramedic students.

Plans, organizes and supervises the enforcement of the fire code.

Plans, organizes and supervises the preparation of public education activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

At least 5 years’ experience with Tucson Fire Department that includes two years in rank as a paramedic, fire inspector, or fire engineer, or combination of two one-year periods in the classifications as paramedic, fire inspector, or fire engineer as of the closing date. 




Tucson Fire Department commissioned employees of any rank with no less than seven (7) years of employment from the date of graduation from Tucson Fire Department's Recruit Academy AND continuous and uninterrupted employment with Tucson Fire Department for no less than two (2) consecutive one-year periods as of the closing date. Continuous service is computed from your most recent hire/rehire date. 

Valid and unrestricted driver’s license. 

Special Job Requirements

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification

HazMat First Responder Certification

TFD Fire Captain Certification

AZCFSE Fire Officer I & II Certifications

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupation Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: D

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Supervisor

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: TFFA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6418; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;