The Fire Chief is responsible and accountable for directing the Fire Rescue Department including its personnel, budget, and resources. The Fire Chief serves as the City Emergency Management Coordinator and is responsible for guiding City Executive Staff in City emergency preparedness and response.
Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council and City Manager, developing and implementing policy initiatives, setting the tone, climate, vision, and strategic plan for the department and emergency management, ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives, and developing multi-jurisdictional approaches as necessary or appropriate. Incumbents provide general direction of daily operations, establish relationships and liaison with community groups, boards, and commissions, and provide the highest level of analysis and recommendation.
Duties include the direction and support of the City Council annual work plan and participation on the Executive Staff team for organizational planning, problem-solving, issue resolution, and organizational development. For a full job description that includes a full list of responsibilities, please view the attachment found on www.prothman.com or click here.