Fire Chief

Casper, Wyoming
Salary will be negotiated during contracts
Jul 16, 2019
Aug 15, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

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.


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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Vacation

Applications can be obtained from our office listed below or from our web page at

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Natrona County Fire District

555 N. Robertson RD

Casper WY, 82604