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Volusia County Government is seeking a Deputy Fire Chief of Operations with experience in serving as second in command in leading a high performance organization. The Deputy Fire Chief of Operations will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and overall management in the daily operations of Volusia County Fire Rescue and to ensure compliance with County and Fire Rescue Services Division procedures and policies. The Deputy Fire Chief of Operations must be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with other agencies within the community, members of the International Association of Firefighters as well as, have excellent communication skills with all stakeholders to achieve the high standards the community has come to expect.
The Deputy Fire Chief will be responsible for, but not limited to, working within budget and staffing constraints while continuing to ensure operational efficiency in equipment, community risk reduction, and consistent pressures relating to increasing service demands, staffing levels, training and employee recruitment and retention.
Position/incumbents assigned to this classification are at will and serve at the discretion of the County Manager.
Volusia County operates under a Council Manager form of government with an elected County Chairman and 6 member elected council representing their respective district and one serving at large. Volusia County Fire Rescue (VCFR) is one of 7 Divisions that reports to the Public Protection Department Director.
The Division consists of 180 uniformed personnel and 27 volunteers protecting residents and property in the unincorporated areas and the municipalities of Pierson, Oak Hill and Lake Helen.
VCFR has a service area of over 962 square miles and responded to 18,496 calls in FY 2017-18. In addition, there are 13 civilian support staff.
There are 20 fire stations that respond to fire and EMS related incidents within the unincorporated area of Volusia County and three (3) contracted municipalities. Additionally, VCFR provides assistance to emergency activities to neighboring municipal departments under automatic and mutual aid agreements.
Other services provided by the Division include emergency medical services transport, aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) at Daytona Beach International Airport; wildland/urban interface;hazardous materials; technical rescue; fire prevention and support services consisting of administration, fiscal services, training, logistics and volunteer services.
The office of the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations is located in downtown DeLand, Florida in the county’s historic courthouse.
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