The Norwalk (IA) Fire Department (NFD) is a full-service organization providing fire protection and emergency medical services to the City of Norwalk and surrounding communities through mutual aid and contractual agreements. NFD employs a Fire Chief, Fire Captain, 3 Lieutenants, 2 full-time firefighter/paramedics, and 1 regular part-time firefighter/paramedic. Rapid population growth – mostly among commuters, combined with a significant increase in calls for service has prompted the City to increase career staffing. In addition NFD has 25 paid on-call firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.
The Norwalk Fire Department covers Northwestern Warren County, Southwestern Polk County, and Northeastern Madison County, including the towns of Norwalk, Spring Hill, Cumming, Lee Township and Linn Township. Our apparatus includes a 105′ tower, two engines, a tender, two attack trucks, three ambulances, two command vehicles, a boat and a UTV. The City maintains an equipment replacement program to ensure emergency equipment meets the expectations of our citizens and businesses.
The City shows strong support for the NFD through gifts, donations and attendance at community events. NFD also leads the annual 4th of July Parade where citizens along with visitors from across the Metro come to watch.
About the Position
Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Fire Chief performs work of unusual difficulty in planning, coordinating and directing the functions of the Fire Department, including emergency medical services. Responsible for staffing, supervision, coordination, training and performance of specialized and technical fire, rescue and emergency medical services duties, community relations, and/or confidential work in the provision of fire services and the protection of life and property. Must maintain and exert managerial and leadership capabilities. For full job description, including duties and responsibilities, qualifications and other requirements please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norwalkiowa/jobs/3139908/fire-chief.
The City of Norwalk offers a comprehensive benefits package:
Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance – City pays 95% of monthly premium
Ameritas Dental Insurance – City pays 100% of employee’s coverage
Ameritas Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability – at no cost to employee
Long Term Disability – at no cost to employee
$40,000 Life and ADD policy at no cost to employee
Optional Voluntary Life Insurance for employee, spouse and dependents
Nine paid holidays
Paid Time Off
Additional 24 hours of executive leave
Deferred compensation match per Employee Handbook
Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field
Minimum of five (5) year supervisory and administration experience in a combination fire and EMS department
Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Officer I
Valid Driver’s License
Master’s Degree in related field
CDL or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire
Deadline August 3, 2021
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.