City of Tucson

FIRE CHIEF (#6470)

$58.25-$115.61 Hourly / $121,160.00-$240,468.80 Yearly
Salary Grade: 850


General Description

Directs, plans, organizes and coordinates 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. Provides leadership as a member of the City's executive leadership team on an organization-wide and community basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic objectives.

Essential Functions

Exercises oversight authority and broad discretionary judgment to manage all functions and resources of a City department to achieve the department's strategic priorities.

Communicates a vision and provides department leadership to focus employees so they may become proficient and motivated to do their best work. Through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and coordinating other human resource actions.

Directs the development and administration of budgets, policies, projects and programs of the department to effectively and efficiently deliver high quality services to the City and the community.

Collaboratively and cooperatively works with the Mayor, Council Members, Pima County Board of Supervisors, City Manager, County Administration, department directors and other senior managers to analyze organization and community needs, and takes action in response to those needs.

Develops strategic partnerships 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 government regulations, and other applicable rules and policies.

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

Develops, implements, and maintains effective, coordinated, and comprehensive programs for the prevention and suppression of fire hazards, preservation of life and property, and enforcement of fire codes and ordinances.

Confers with and advises the City Manager and Mayor and City Council on matters pertaining to public safety and fire protection.

Directs the development and implementation of and participates in public relations informational and instructional programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least  5 years supervisory management experience in operating a large, multi-functional fire fighting operation in a public agency

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

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: Department Director/Executive

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 D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

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: 6470; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;