GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the administrative supervision of the District Board of Directors, directs and coordinates Fire District activities and employees; assures compliance with state and Federal laws and County policies and procedures.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Provides leadership, direction and guidance in Fire District strategies and priorities; evaluates County needs, determines emergency services requirements and goals, and assures that citizens receive the highest quality of Fire District services.
- Plans, coordinates, and directs all Fire District operations; and assures program objectives and standards are defined, attained and communicated.
- Develops and directs Fire District strategies to meet goals and objectives; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions, determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects; develops and manages budget and expenditures. Act as Chief Financial Officer for the District.
- Directs the activities of the Fire District officers and staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs staff, monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments.
- Conducts research, analysis and strategic planning functions; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; develops goals and priorities; monitors operations to identify and resolve problems.
- Maintains discipline, and assures compliance to Fire District policies; Standard Operating Guidelines investigates, resolves and mediates administrative, inter-agency, and operational inquiries and complaints; negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.
- Evaluates District operations and activities, and recommends changes and improvements to existing programs, priorities, policies and procedures.
- Directs coordination with Federal, state and local emergency services organizations, City departments, outside organizations and businesses; manages community relations and resolves community issues; prepares and presents reports for internal and external audiences.
- Reviews trends in emergency services operations, and implements procedural improvements.
- Responds to major emergency incident scenes, and takes command when appropriate.
- Oversees and directs the fire prevention, fire training, fire operations, fire administration, and emergency medical services of the department.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education and Experience:
Degree in Fire Science, Business or Public Administration, or related field; AND fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience, with at least three (3) years of Chief level experience, or a combination of education and experience.
- Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree
- National Fire Academy (NFA) Executive Fire Officer
- N.W.C.G Red Card certified to Division Supervisor or Incident Commander type 3
Required Licenses and/or Certifications:
- Must possess a valid Wyoming class B Commercial Driver’s License
- Certifications for Wyoming Fire Officer 2 and 3 or ability to obtain within one year of appointment.
Required Knowledge of:
- Modern fire and emergency services management principles, and techniques and practices for effective, efficient and cost-effective management of allocated resources.
- Fire Department general orders, guidelines, policies and procedures.
- Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations governing fire safety and buildings.
- Strategy and tactics for management and deployment of personnel, equipment and other resources in emergency situations.
- Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation, presentation, implementation and administration. Fire Department payroll, retirement and benefit contributions and adjustments. Public Employment law and Firefighter F.L.S.A.
- National Incident Management System
Required Skill in:
- Analyzing Fire District issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines, while assuring compliance with District goals and objectives.
- Making independent decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
- Assuming command-level responsibilities, and coordinating firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services under complex emergency conditions.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects, and delegating tasks and authority.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, and working as a team member with all agencies in Natrona and surrounding Counties.
- Exercising controlled discretion and mediating difficult situations.
- Operating and maintaining computer and communications equipment.
- Communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Strong Media relations
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
- Majority of Work is performed in a standard office environment.
- Must be available for after hour callouts for emergent events and non-emergent activities.
- May be required to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster.
- Must remain on District during wildland fire season and cannot accept Federal fire assignments as single resource or as part of an engine crew.
- Dental Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Deferred Compensation Programs
- Wyoming Retirement System Firefighter Plan B
- Paid Holidays
- Sick Leave
Applications can be obtained from our office listed below or from our web page at natronacounty-wy.gov
Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:
Natrona County Fire District
555 N. Robertson RD
Casper WY, 82604