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Job Description
Highly responsible professional and technical position involved in managing the day-to-day operational activities of the Department and overseeing the logistical activities of the Fire Rescue Department.  With emphasis on employee relations and teamwork, duties are performed in accordance with applicable laws, existing Department and City policies, procedures, and practices, and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The position maintains considerable latitude in decision making, initiative, and leadership and the person in this position is solely accountable for the fulfillment of all duties and authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities.  During occasions of local emergencies, this position shall be required to perform emergency tasks which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods of time away from family members.  The position is required to carry a means of two-way communications both on and off duty.

Pay Range: $73,943.32 – $110,914.98/Annually

Position is open until filled.


Minimum Bachelor Degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university as recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a sworn District Chief, or command level equivalent, or higher.  Non-user of tobacco, tobacco products, or nicotine products, both on and off the job, at time of employment and maintain the same status throughout the term of employment. Considerable knowledge and background in Incident Command practices and knowledge of modern data processing equipment, audio and visual equipment.   Extensive knowledge of fire suppression and prevention methods, procedures, and techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees within the Department.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.   Ability to organize and direct firefighting and emergency medical services of broad scope and complexity.  Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, assign, supervise, evaluate, and direct assigned personnel to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services by the Department and to promote team unity.   Ability to pass an annual physical examination, including a physical fitness exam.  Ability to use considerable independent judgment and discretion in routine and non-routine situations which may occur.   Ability to apply analytical skills for all related activities and interpret data for making effective decisions, recommendations, and reports.  Ability to use a variety of electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and digital devices.


Possess and maintain State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Compliance Certificate.  Possess and maintain minimum Florida EMT Certification and Medical Control with Pinellas County.   Possess and maintain minimum Florida Class E Driver’s License.  Certification as Fire Officer III and Fire Instructor II, or higher, through the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards required within one (1) year of appointment.


This position requires frequent repetitive motion, including fine manipulations, grasping, reaching and lifting objects weighing 25 pounds or less.  Occasionally this position requires bending/stooping, pulling, pushing and heavy lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing over 50 pounds.  The employee is required to stand, walk, sit or reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, jog, or run.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must have the ability to: safely wear and work in all assigned personal protective equipment, including a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) without medical or physical restrictions; stamina to perform administrative functions and to meet physical and mental demands during an extended emergency.


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