Total Cash compensation of $166, 328 - $191,396 includes salary of$116,328 - $141,396 plus up to $50,000 deferred compensation. Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.. Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Fire Chief plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire prevention and suppression, public education, emergency medical services, and other activities designed to protect lives and property; provides leadership in coordinating the training and supervision of fire department personnel and in the operation and maintenance of fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.. Identifying Characteristics. The Fire Chief is considered a Department Director with responsibility for directing the activities of a Department within the City. Positions at this class level serve as a member of the City Manager's Senior Management team and provide advice and counsel to the City Manager regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues relating to the assigned Department and the City overall. The Fire Chief serves as the City's Fire Marshall as well as Emergency Manager for the City's Emergency Operation Center.. Examples of Duties:. The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.. 1. Guides, coordinates, participates and provides staff leadership in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, priorities and on long-range policy planning for fire department activities consistent with the goals and policies of the City of South Lake Tahoe.. 2. Plans, organizes, guides and coordinates the activities of fire department personnel including fire protection, fire prevention and emergency services for the community.. 3. Assures competency in the delivery of designated fire services through the creation of a system of accountability and acceptable community standards; and assigns tasks, reviews programs and monitors follow-through on accomplishment of assigned responsibilities.. 4. Selects and provides leadership for training, supervision and evaluation of all career fire fighting personnel to respond and perform effectively at fires, accidents, medical emergencies, and in carrying out fire station duties; ensures the professional development of subordinates.. 5. Represents the department to outside groups and organizations and participates in professional organizations and associations to the extent that time and work load allow.. 6. Provides regular reports on department activities to the City Manager and City Council (when requested to do so) and attends City Council and other meetings as required.. 7. Responds to emergencies and, as necessary, may assume command supervision at the scene of major fire responses.. 8. Assumes responsibility for the overall preparation of and provides administration for the department budget and ensures departmental objectives are accomplished within budgetary constraints and consistent with City goals and objectives.. 9. Regularly performs performance evaluations for all management personnel.. 10. Directs the development of specifications for and purchase of equipment.. 11. Oversees the maintenance of fire department facilities and equipment.. 12. Provides leadership and training to department supervisors in the areas of staff development, proper evaluations and disciplinary actions, appropriate conflict resolution, and full compliance with City policies, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.. 13. Provides leadership and guidance to the staff and personnel.. 14. May coordinate disaster preparedness on a City-wide basis.. 15. Interacts with other department directors to accomplish citywide goals.. 16. Coordinates Citizen Disaster workers which includes recruitment, training, and deployment at City disasters and drills.. 17 Performs related duties as required.. Typical Qualifications:. The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.. Knowledge of:. Modern principles and practices of municipal fire administration and management.. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.. Principles and practices of municipal organization, public administration, budget and personnel management.. Laws, codes, ordinances and regulations affecting the conduct of the Fire Department operations under California law.. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.. Ability to:. Analyze budget and technical reports.. Provide solutions and problem solve department cost recommendations.. Interpret and evaluate staff reports.. Understand, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, and codes.. Observe performance of and evaluate assigned staff.. Remember and utilize personnel rules.. Explain and interpret policy.. Organize, guide, coordinate, evaluate and direct, the activities of the various fire department personnel in a manner which is conducive to full performance and high morale.. Implement participatory management programs throughout the department and motivate staff by inclusion.. Properly interpret and make effective decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations and policies.. Effectively manage staff relations including administration of appropriate disciplinary actions.. Select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinate personnel.. Prepare and recommend to the City Manager a proposed budget and administer department budget upon adoption.. Fairly and judiciously enforce anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and procedures.. Ensure that Department employees receive fair and accurate performance evaluations on a regular basis to ensure high levels of performance and to assist in professional growth and development of employees.. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:. Education/Training:. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, or a related field. Certification and coursework form the National Fire Academy or equivalent is also desirable.. Experience:. Seven years of increasingly responsible municipal or public fire service experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibility and responsible command level experience at the rank of Battalion Chief or greater.. License or Certificate:. Possession of a California or Nevada driver's license. Possession of Chief Fire Officer Certification. Supplemental Information:. The conditions herein 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 disabilities to perform the essential job functions.. Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment and outdoors with some travel to different sites; incumbents are exposed to inclement weather conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends; and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information
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