City of Tucson


$34.41-$38.44 Hourly / $71,572.80-$79,955.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 407H

General Description

Supervises, organizes and directs fire fighting and rescue operations; develops strategies and tactics for the preservation of life and property.

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.

This is an assignment classification derived from 6420 (Fire Captain) and also includes the following essential functions:

Supervises personnel by overseeing operational and emergency activities and directing victim support activities. Responds to hazardous materials calls and identifies the materials, isolates the incident and evacuates the individuals not in the "hot zone"; goes into "hot zone" to mitigate problems; identifies containers involved and identifies or classifies unknown materials and determines the concentration of hazardous materials.

Identifies and predicts likely behavior of materials and containers, estimates the likely size, shape, and concentrations associated with the release of materials using computer modeling, monitoring equipment, or specialists in this field.

Develops objectives and defensive, offensive, or nonintervention action options for each hazardous materials incident.

Uses safety considerations consistent with the local emergency response plan and the organization's standard operating procedures.

Determines the emergency response equipment and personal protective equipment for action required to implement HazMat procedures.

Participates in the debriefing of each incident; may serve as part of the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire Rapid Response Team to evaluate suspicious or unknown packages.

Inputs Tier Two reports from companies in Tucson that handle hazardous materials equipment.

Performs special rescue activities involving rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse rescue, or swift water rescue.

Completes incident reports and related documentation in accordance with department policy.

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: 6419; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;