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Assistant Fire Chief-Training – City of Thornton, CO

Job# 18008
Salary: $84,081.00 – $116,032.00 ANNUALLY Plus Excellent Benefits
Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Under administrative direction, manages, plans, organizes and administers Training and Safety Operations, involving the training needs of company officer and shift personnel, the Incident Safety Officer program and the Department Safety Program; may rotate at a later date to manage Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Special Operations, including program administration, resource deployment and community risk reduction programs; and/or Administrative Operations, including planning, logistics, budget implementation and purchasing.

Essential Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

  • Directs and manages all activities and operations of assigned area:  Training and Safety Operations program administration, employee development/training and community risk reduction programs.  May rotate at a later date to manage EMS and Special Operations, or  Administrative Operations.
  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, forecasts consequences of proposed actions, and implements recommendations in support of assigned operation.
  • Exercises significant authority and direction concerning issues in assigned operation, including personnel issues and budget decisions.  Participates in developing and implementing rules, regulations, policies and procedures to advance the department’s mission, goals and objectives in cooperation with the Fire Chief.
  • Ensures the completion and maintenance of records, including department budget and finance activities, EMS activities, including EMS trip reports, training records, inspection records, daily logs and equipment maintenance reports
  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring appropriate budget.  Determines and manages equipment, supplies, training and other resources needed to effectively and efficiently support department.  Administers and maintains a supply inventory and tracking system for assets and equipment.  Coordinates the acquisition and distribution of such equipment and supplies, which may include EMS vehicles and related equipment and county licensing of ambulances.
  • Assists in the preparation of long-range plans for the department covering such items as staffing, personnel, organization and administration.  Develops strategic plans by assessing needs from activity records and recommendations.
  • Prepares statistical analysis on activities and budget to demonstrate program effectiveness, effectiveness or resource deployment and identify areas for improvement.  Prepares reports for review as directed by the Fire Chief.  Develops grant proposals as directed.
  • Ensures department compliance with applicable laws, standards, codes and trends related to the operation.  Reviews billing process to ensure compliance with City policy and procedures and contractual provisions, including HIPAA regulations.
  • Serves as liaison with outside agencies, hospitals, Medical Advisors, private companies and other appropriate agencies.
  • Assists the Incident Commander or assumes Incident Command in major operations.
  • May, at a later date, direct and manage all activities and operations of EMS and Special Operations, including hazardous material response, technical rescue response and wildland response. Coordinates EMS and Special Operations team leadership, professional development and succession planning. Investigates and responds to all matters concerning medical treatment, transportation of patients and/or billing. Ensures continuing program improvement through quality assurance/improvement, implementation, and monitoring of EMS protocols through interface with Medical Advisors and the Fire Chief. Monitors the requirements for maintenance of department certifications, which may include overseeing certification renewals for Paramedics and EMT/B’s.
  • Provides in-service training to line personnel in all aspects of emergency services, fire prevention and public education. Reviews scheduling and staffing impact to approve or deny requests for attendance for external training. Defines, administers and evaluates annual certification standards and testing for all personnel consistent with department training programs.  Ensures the development of training materials and courses for tools, equipment and apparatus. Develops, schedules and administers training academy programs, education and orientation for new hires as needed.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to line and staff officers in the training of their personnel.  Provides and administers career professional development program/succession planning efforts for personnel in cooperation with Fire Chief.
  • Cooperates with local colleges and training agencies in sharing resources and developing specialized training courses.
  • Establishes and coordinates interface training with cross-dependent agencies such as police, ambulance, Flight for Life, health department, EPA, Civil Defense, local hospitals, etc.
  • Performs work that requires the use of specified respiratory equipment that guards against exposure to airborne hazards.  Complies with all Municipal, State, and Federal physical requirements as per Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) guidelines.
  • May serve as Incident Safety Officer or other roles as needed.  May serve as backup Assistant Fire Chief (Battalion Chief) when needed and will fill in on a rotational basis as Department Duty Chief to respond when major incident, multiple incidents, or other occurrences necessitate a second Battalion Chief during regular workday or after hours.  May serve in an acting capacity as Chief of Operations during absences of the Deputy Chief.
  • May attend and present information at City Council meetings under direction and approval of the Fire Chief.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Fire Administration or related field from an approved accredited college or university; six years of progressively responsible experience including two years’ supervisory experience in municipal government, fire department, or related field.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements
Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record.  Possession of or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications.  State of Colorado Fire Officer I or higher certification. Equivalent certifications may be considered.

Application Process
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important!  Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration. The city of Thornton conducts pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation as a condition of employment. Applications may be completed online at:



Battalion Chief – The City of Pinole, CA

Final filing date: December 15, 2017
Salary: Up to $141,372 annually, DOQ

The new Battalion Chief (BC) will join a proud organization with a rich history and a tradition of excellence in providing exceptional fire service and protecting and serving the community. He/she may be responsible for several areas of daily operations, including planning and coordinating of fire suppression, prevention, code inspection and enforcement, rescue and public education activities, emergency medical operations and hazardous materials response for an assigned shift within the Department. The BC will respond to and assume Incident Command, or other ICS roles when appropriate. This position is one of three BCs in the Battalion 7 area, encompassing Pinole, and the Rodeo/Hercules and Contra Costa Fire Protection Districts service areas. The BC is also expected to provide first line management supervision and direction to all of the shift crews in the Battalion.

Key priorities include the need to maintain a close connection and communications with the Fire Chief and the City management team, while fostering a positive departmental environment of respect, engagement and active visibility within the fire service. The importance of organizational relationships is paramount to success in this role and requires a progressive and strategic leadership style that reflects values such as collaboration, team and mutual respect. The role will require an innovative approach to help advance the department, as well as the strategic acumen and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. A focus on mentorship and staff development in expanding career paths, especially into command role positions, will be a key aspect of succession planning for the department.

Compensation and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, the City of Pinole offers a competitive benefits package. The salary for this position is up to $141,372 annually, DOQ. The benefits package includes:

  • Retirement: PERS – Benefit based on CalPERS membership status at time of hire:
    — Classic PERS Member: 3% @ 55, single highest year. For FY 17/18, Employee pays 9% employee share and 13.589% of employer share for a total of 22.589%.
    — New PERS Member: 2.7% @ 57, 3-year final compensation. Employee pays own share of 11.5%.
  • Health Insurance: Selection from PERS Medical Plans, City pays up to the 2016 Kaiser rates, based on family status, and employee pays the difference. Employees with alternate medical insurance may be eligible to receive a contribution of between $225-$600 to their 457 plan. Retiree medical—City participates in the CalPERS Vesting Schedule.
  • Dental Insurance: Delta Dental, 80/20 plan, City pays entire premium for family coverage.
  • Vision Insurance: City pays entire premium for family coverage.
  • Vacation: Accrues at the rate of 96 hours annually during first four years of employment. Increases to the rate of 144 hours annually during years 5-9 and to 160 hours annually between years 10-15. Employee may cash out up to 52 hours provided a minimum of 160 hours is accumulated.
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays plus 12 hours of floating holiday.
  • Sick Leave: Earned at 8 hours per month.
  • Administrative Leave: 60 hours annually (up to 40 hours may be cashed out).
  • Uniform Allowance: City pays $800 annually for uniform allowance.
  • Life Insurance: City pays entire premium for $40,000 term life and AD+D policy.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Voluntary 457 plan available.
  • Short and Long Term Disability: City pays total premium.
  • Social Security: The City of Pinole does not participate in Social Security.

The Process
To apply for this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

The final filing date for this recruitment is December 15, 2017. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an operational assessment evaluation that includes: an oral interview, a writing exercise, and incident command exercises. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Paul Kimura at 408.399.4424 or or Bill Lopez at 408.888.8099 or

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Assistant Fire Chief – Port of Portland, OR

Salary: $110,000.00 – $140,500.00 Annually
Opening Date: 11/15/17
Closing Date: 12/06/17 5:00 PM
Link: Full Job Description & Online Application


  • Provide daily direction, support and supervision to the Training and Inspection Battalion Chief to ensure programs are in compliance as prescribed by department procedures, FAA regulations, Oregon Department of Public Safety & Security requirements.
    • Ensure fire inspection and fire prevention requirements are met.
    • Ensure the appropriate level of training and certification among staff.
    • Assist in setting short term training plan in concert with Fire Chief’s medium and long term plan.
  • Provide direction and supervision for the 24-hour shift emergency response Battalion Chiefs.
    • Ensure shift Battalion Chiefs maintain consistent leadership principles and apply and adhere to policies and emergency response procedures in a uniform manner, including maintaining accurate departmental records.
  • Assist the Fire Chief with administering daily department operations, including:
    • Performance and statistical data analysis.
    • Resource planning.
    • Liaison between fire personnel and the Fire Chief.
    • Soliciting input and requests for the annual budget preparation.
    • Setting and managing Battalion Chief financial expenditures.
    • Matters related to personnel and discipline.
    • Maintain and update department policies as needed.
    • Assist with oversight of promotional exams.
    • Writing specifications, equipment orders, and purchase requests.
    • Develop new operational, administrative and inventory control procedures.
  • Oversight and management of software/technology platforms and Training for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) and RMS data capturing system and personnel assigned to those duties.
  • Assist and/or assume incident command of all aspects of firefighting and rescue operations at Portland Airport Fire & Rescue as needed.
    • Direct other agencies assisting in these operations.
    • Oversee effective performance of firefighting and emergency operations.
    • Respond to emergencies, makes decisions, and adjust to emergency situations, utilizing good judgment, and as outlined in unit procedures.
    • Assist Incident Commander by effectively controlling and supervising all of the agencies involved in an aircraft emergency or natural disaster at Portland International Airport (PDX).
  • Oversee all Portland Airport Fire & Rescue department operations in the absence of the Fire Chief.


Firefighter/EMT – Part-time – Hanover Park, IL

Starting Salary: $12.57/hr ($16.44 post academy and $17.58 for Paramedics, post academy)
Population: 37,973
Application Deadline: by 4pm on 12/20/2017


  • Education:  minimum of H.S. diploma or GED
  • Age: Age 21 at time of written exam (01/06/2018) with a H.S. diploma or GED or age 20 with 2 years of college course work in Fire Science or related field
  • EMT-B Certification (or proof you are currently enrolled in an EMT-B course. Please note: you must have your EMT-B license by the date the eligibility list is created (approx. March 2018)
  • No felony convictions and good moral character
  • No residency requirement
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • Valid CPAT card with ladder climb issued on or after December 20, 2016.
  • $20 non-refundable application fee

The selection process includes an orientation, written exam, background investigation, oral interviews, psychological exam, polygraph, and a medical exam. Orientation and Written Exam is scheduled for: Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 7:30am.

Apply online at and submit all required documents and the application fee that are outlined in the Firefighter/EMT – Part-time posting attachment. Only online applications will be accepted.

The Village of Hanover Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Firefighter – Beloit, WI

Salary: $1691.64 bi-weekly
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Apply Online:

The City of Beloit Fire Department is dedicated to maintaining a proactive approach to community risk reduction. Our every action must focus on reducing risk to lives and property in the Greater Beloit Area. The Fire Department is a community based, regionally aligned organization, truly dedicated to service and excellence through superior leadership and technology that fosters a climate of openness, trust and diversity that recognizes the achievement of people working together. The Department is accepting applications to fill several vacancies due to retirements.

The Department provides emergency services to the citizens of the City of Beloit. The Department also assists surrounding communities by providing mutual aid upon request through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. The Beloit Fire Department consists of 60 sworn personnel who operate out of three stations. Other than the fire suppression and emergency medical services that the Department provides on a day to day basis, we also provide services for Swift Water Recues, Tactical Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue, support of the Rock County Level B Hazardous Materials Team and Fire Investigations.

The Firefighter is responsible for responding to fire alarms, medical emergency and other calls to protect life and property, Responsibilities include participating in fire prevention, training and station and equipment maintenance actives. We are progressive department that provides a myriad of serves that allows an individual to cross train and excel in fields of interest in the fire and rescue service. Successful candidates will be required to serve eight years as a paramedic and must not smoke tobacco for the entirety of their career as a condition of employment.

Successful candidate shall possess a valid national Registry or Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician basic license and be certified as a Firefighter 1 with the State of Wisconsin, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualification (Pro Board), or equivalent certification/training from another state. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have attained a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of application. Prefer candidates that have a valid IAFC/IAFF Candidate Physical Ability Test Certificate.


Entry-Level Firefighter/EMTs – Madison, WI

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

About the Madison Fire Department
The City of Madison Fire Department is a nationally recognized leader in providing emergency services. We are committed to providing high quality, essential services in our community and throughout the Madison metropolitan area as our resources extend outside the city limits on a daily basis.

The members of the Department are its most valuable resource and make the Department a leader in so many respects. Our members work hard every day to meet the needs of the City of Madison residents and visitors. Providing superior customer service is our number one goal.

Job Description
This is responsible work in the protection of life and property from fire; in providing rescue and emergency medical services; in containing and controlling the accidental release of hazardous materials; in the general maintenance and operation of fire department facilities and specialized fire apparatus and equipment; and in presenting related safety information. Under the general supervision of the Line Supervisor, employees must exercise considerable judgment, initiative and skill in the performance of their duties.

Information provided in the application is extensively reviewed during the interview and background check phase, so be sure to carefully read all sections and answer all questions to the fullest extent possible. Be detail oriented, making every attempt to provide information for every applicable question/section. Provide a full record of any employment, self-employment, military service and volunteer experience. You must list a minimum of three (3) professional references (not relatives).

The entry-level examination has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  You will be notified of the time and location via email. There are no alternate exam dates, even in the case of an emergency. Applicants are encouraged to regularly visit the Madison Fire Department website,, where the timeline and dates of future steps in the process will be posted.  A Candidate Preparation Guide will also be made available on the website, which applicants are encouraged to review as it describes all test components.

For examples of duties, minimum qualifications, physical requirements, salary, benefits, and more, visit


Fire Chief – City of Paso Robles, CA

Final filing date: December 8, 2017

The City of Paso Robles is seeking a highly motivated Fire Chief to help oversee the City revamp and enhance its emergency services organization to meet the evolving needs of the City. As the City of Paso Robles continues to grow and the community becomes an increasingly popular tourist destination, the Emergency Services Department must also grow to meet these demands.

The new Fire Chief will work with the three full-time Battalion Chiefs, Fire Prevention Specialist, and a new reserve/ seasonal firefighter program, to oversee the ongoing, phased expansion of the Department. As the Department next adds a squad and expands to a third station, the Department will also being adding additional firefighters and paramedics to ensure that the needs of the City are met. The position will require a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual with the ability to push and pull the Department forward. The Fire Chief will have the ability to creatively solve problems, advance the Department’s core mission, and work collaboratively with the community and neighboring jurisdictions to make sure Department is delivering. The new Chief will also be a great organizational leader with the ability to foster a culture of progress within the Department.

Compensation and Benefits
The City of Paso Robles offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position is up to
$171,569 annually, DOQ. The excellent benefits package includes the following:

  • Retirement:
    — Current Members: PERS 3% @ 55, highest three years, employee pays 9% member contribution. City participates in Social Security.
    — New Members: PERS 2.7% at 57 with employee paying 1⁄2 of the normal cost as required by State law, currently 11.25%, highest three years. City participates in Social Security.
  • Medical insurance provided through CalPERS. Dental and vision insurance also provided. Medical: City pays $653/month of employee premium, $1,257/month of premium for employee with one dependent, and $1,640/ month of premium for employee with two or more dependents. Vision: City pays full premium for employee & family. Dental: City pays full premium for employee and partial premium for family.
  • Vacation Accrual: 10 to 25 days annually based on years of service.
  • Holidays: 12 paid per year.
  • Sick Leave Accrual: 12 days per year.
  • Administrative Leave: 56 hours a year to either use or cash out annually.
  • Deferred Compensation: The City contributes $4,200 per year and will match up to an additional $2,500 – dollar for dollar.
  • Life Insurance: $200,000 City paid.
  • LTD and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): City paid.

The Process
If you are interested in pursuing this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates
Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume,
salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be
contacted until after an interview takes place).

The final filing date for this recruitment is December 8, 2017. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Bill Avery at 408-399-4424 or or Bill Lopez at 408-888-4099 or

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Fire Chief – Mountain View Fire Protection District, Longmont, CO

Deadline for First Review of Applications: Friday, November 24, 2017

Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) is a full-service fire department providing both fire and emergency medical transport services. MVFR has a service area of 184 square miles including the communities of Dacono, Erie, Mead, Niwot, and unincorporated areas of Boulder and Weld counties.

The District is governed by a citizen-elected Board of Directors consisting of five members representing the districts in which they reside. The Fire Chief is the Chief Executive Officer of the department and is responsible to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in fire protection, management, business, organizational change/leadership, public administration, or a relocated field, or the ability to achieve a master’s degree within two years of hire, is required. At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience, with seven (7) years of administrative, finance, and management duties as a Chief Fire Officer in a similar-sized community, or as an Assistant Chief in a larger community, are required.

The selected candidate must have the following certifications and/or License:

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license
  • State of Colorado EMT-B
  • CPR certification per the Boulder County Protocols
  • NIMS 400 level incident command designation
  • State of Colorado Haz-Mat Operations
  • Designation as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
  • Graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program

Please apply online at:

For more information on this position contact:
Bill Peterson
Senior Vice President, SGR Executive Recruitment
Cell: 469-450-4442


Firefighter – Burleson, TX

Salary: $53,000 per year
Closing Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Burleson firefighters respond to all fire, rescue and recovery alarms, sustain a high level of preparedness for emergencies, maintain station and vehicles and equipment for fire suppression/prevention and for rescue and recovery.

The most qualified applicants as determined from the applications will be selected to take the test. This posting is to establish an eligibility list. 1 Firefighter immediate opening.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of firefighting or emergency medical experience preferred.
  • Basic firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel. Standards and Education or certifiable (must attach a copy of certification to application).
  • Valid State of Texas Class “B” Driver’s License.
  • EMT with EMT-I or Paramedic preferred from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Students in fire academy may apply; completion of the academy and successful passing of state exam will be required for employment.

For more information contact:
City of Burleson – Human Resources
141 West Renfro
Burleson, Texas 76028

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Help Support Texas Hurricane Survivors – FEMA – Austin, TX

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the country. We are currently seeking talented executives to work in the Texas Long Term Recovery Office to support the hurricane response and recovery efforts in Austin, Texas.


The Director of the Texas Long Term Recovery Office is responsible for coordinating the relationships among Federal, State, and local agencies; voluntary relief organizations; and FEMA staff for federal assistance issues following Hurricane Harvey. This position starts at a salary of $120,228 (IC-15). This position closes on 11/13/17. Apply Now!

  • Experience coordinating the work of Federal, State, and local agencies
  • Familiar with managing/leading a disaster recovery program or organization
  • Experience analyzing disaster recovery programs, making recommendations for improvements, and leading change initiatives
  • Capable of presenting to senior leadership

Deputy Director

The Supervisory Program Specialist (Deputy Director) is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the coordination of the relationships among Federal, State, and local agencies; voluntary relief organizations; and FEMA staff for federal assistance issues following Hurricane Harvey. This position starts at a salary of $102,211 (IC-14). This position closes on 11/13/17. Apply Now!

  • Experience coordinating the work of Federal, State, and local agencies
  • Familiar with supervising a team providing disaster recovery services
  • Experience planning, executing, and evaluating projects supporting disaster recovery operations
  • Capable of analyzing disaster recovery programs and recommending policy or process changes

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff serves as a senior advisor to the Director of the Texas Long Term Recovery Office. This position starts at a salary of $86,495 (IC-13). This position closes on 11/13/17. Apply Now!

  • Experience supervising a team
  • Capable of serving as a liaison between management and external stakeholders
  • Familiar with analyzing program issues and recommending policy or process changes to improve customer service and/or reduce expenses
  • Experience leading studies/evaluations and presenting findings

Contact Information
Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security


Firefighter/Paramedic – Denton, TX

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018
Salary: $5,054.57/monthly or $60,654.88/annually

The Denton Fire Department has opened registration for the next civil service test for firefighter/paramedic. Starting pay is $60,654.88/annually plus incentive pay for certifications and education.

Training and Experience

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must comply with all applicable state civil service requirements and regulations
  • Must hold a basic structural fire protection personnel certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and an EMT-P Paramedic certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) on the date that the conditional letter of employment is issued.

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