City of Tucson


$57.47-$77.74 Hourly / $119,537.60-$161,695.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 422

General Description

Assists the Fire Chief in planning, organizing, and coordinating all programs, functions, and activities of the Fire Department to fulfill fire prevention, fire hazard suppression, emergency medical, fire code enforcement, and preservation of life and property requirements of the City. Assists the Director by providing leadership on an organization-wide and community basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic objectives. This includes evaluating personnel and program performance and preparing and administering the department budget.

Essential Functions

Assists the director in planning, implementing, directing and managing of all functions and resources of the department to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.                                            

Acts in the director's absence by attending meetings, making decisions, and providing department leadership.

Assists the director with implementing the department vision and assists  in leading the department for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.

Develops and administers the department budget with staff assistance.

Implements and evaluates staff department policies, projects and  programs.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities and communicates information to the director.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that department operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, worker safety and other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to complex problems facing the department.

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.

This is an assignment classification derived from 6440 (Fire Battalion Chief) and includes the following essential functions:

Administers and directs activities in the Code Administration, Resources, or Operations Divisions of the Fire Department.

Directs the overall municipal fire fighting activities of the Department.

Responds to and assumes command of all major emergencies.

Investigates causes, origins and circumstances resulting in loss of life or property by fire and other means.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 8 years Tucson Fire Department to include three years as a Fire Captain

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Fire Fighter I and II Certification

Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Certification
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification (AZDHS and NREMT)

HazMat First Responder Certification

Tucson Fire Battalion Chief Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupation Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: D 

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: Deputy/Assistant Director

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

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: 6450; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;