City of Tucson


$50.06-$63.10 Hourly / $104,114.40-$131,256.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 421

General Description

Organizes and directs the daily and emergency operations of an assigned section. Develops risk management plans. Investigates accidents and complaints.

Essential Functions

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section. Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

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

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.

Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.

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.

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

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

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.

This is an assignment classification derived from 6440 (Fire Battalion Chief) and also includes the following essential functions:
Conducts fire safety and informational public service and community relations programs.

Directs the development and implementation of basic and advanced training courses in firefighting and fire prevention methods, procedures and equipment, hazardous materials and related subjects.

Directs fire prevention and fire investigation activities, interprets the fire code, and acts in advisory capacity on matters pertaining to fire prevention, protection system design, and public information programs.

Directs and coordinates the development, installation and operation of department communications systems, data processing, drafting, and other technical support services.

Directs the purchasing and issue of materials, services and equipment, vehicle control, maintenance, and testing schedules, sale of surplus property, building construction, modification and maintenance contracts.

Directs the development of fire fighter safety, health and wellness programs and practices.

Directs the development and management of the department's disaster preparedness plans and programs.

Manages regional disaster preparedness programs including federal grants.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma 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: Superintendent/Manager

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: 6460; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;