FIRE CHIEF – City of Geneva, Ohio at City of Geneva in Geneva, Ohio
The City of Geneva, OH seeks an energetic and visionary leader to be its next Fire Chief. Geneva is a growing community located approximately forty five miles east of Cleveland on Interstate 90.
The Geneva Fire Department currently services Geneva City and Township, which is 24 sq miles with a roster of one full time Chief, three Full time Firefighters, a part-time permanent Asst. Chief for inspections and zoning needs and twenty-five paid on call firefighters. Our fleet consists of a 2000gpm CAFS pumper, 1500gpm CAFS pumper, a 75 foot 2000gpm aerial platform ladder truck, and brush fire truck, heavy rescue truck, Chief’s vehicle and Asst. Chief’s vehicle.
A competitive compensation package will be provided with a salary range of $63,356 – $68,931.
SEND YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER with current salary by June 18, 2021 to either email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by hard copy to Human Resources, City of Geneva, 44 N. Forest Street, Geneva, OH 44041. For more information on the City of Geneva or to review the job description, please visit www.genevaohio.gov.
General Purpose: Performs a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire.
Supervision Received: Works under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager and/or designee.
Supervision Exercised: Supervises the full-time firefighters directly, and other department staff, officers and part-time firefighters through subordinate officers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates fire department; Establishes policies and procedures for Fire Department in order to implement directives from the City Manager and/or designee; Plans and implements fire programs for the City in order to better carry out the policies and goals, reviews department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies; Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Fire Department, directs the implementation of the department’s budgets, plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment; Responds to alarms and may direct activities at the scene of major emergencies, as required; Supervises the inspection of buildings and other properties for fire hazards and enforces fire prevention ordinances; Supervises the inspection of buildings and other properties for fire hazards and enforces fire prevention ordinances; Directs the operation of departmental in-service training activities; Controls the expenditures of departmental appropriations. Handles grievances, maintains departmental discipline and conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel; Prepares and submits monthly reports to the City Manager and/or designee regarding the department’s activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate including the annual report of activities; Plans departmental operation with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel. Supervises the implementation of such plans; Assigns personnel and equipment to such duties and uses as the service requires, evaluates the need for and recommends the purchase of new equipment and supplies; Meets with elected or appointed officials, other Fire/EMS officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the department’s activities; Must have working knowledge of ISO process and requirements to maintain and/or improve the standing; Performs any other related duties as assigned.
Peripheral Duties: Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field-represents the City Fire Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings; Performs the duties of commanding personnel as needed and fulfills obligations during duty days or duty weeks; Serves as a member of various employee committees as assigned or needed.
Tools and Equipment Used: Fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard fire fighting equipment, ladders, first aid equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone and anything else as needed.
Physical Demands: The physical demands as described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral visions, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and loud at an emergency scene.
Selection Guidelines: Formal application, review of education and experience, appropriate testing and interviews as desired, oral interview, background check, assessments, physical agility, drug screening, final selection and pre-employment medical examination. NOTE: Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period.
The examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Desired Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience-(A) Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field is preferred, and/or (B) seven (7) years of experience in fire or emergency medical service work, three years of which must have been equivalent to Fire Lieutenant or higher, and (C) Completion of the Fire Basic Training Academy or equivalent, or (D) An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (A) Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention, working knowledge of first aid, considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, departmental standard operating procedures and regulations; and (B) Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment; and (C) Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel and ability to perform work requiring good physical condition. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to exercise sound judgment situations and in making decisions; Ability to effectively give and receive verbal and written instructions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.
Special Requirements: Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at time of hire; Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire a valid Ohio State Driver’s License; Must be able to pass a background check; Ability to read and write; Ability to meet departmental physical standards.