Job Announcements: Deputy Chief



POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief Operations Division STATUS: Regular Full-Time

SALARY: $83,460+ - DOE FLSA: Exempt 

The individual occupying this position is responsible for the efficient management and implementation of an effective emergency service operations division utilizing Department Career and Volunteer personnel. Typical activities include administrative, supervisory, technical fire and emergency service duties at all levels encumbering supervision, fire suppression, hazardous materials, public education, investigations emergency medical and rescue service, facility and apparatus testing and maintenance.


  1. Research, planning, and implementation through the dissemination of basic and advanced technical operational programs related to safe and effective emergency services.
  2. Coordinates the development, maintenance, and review of Operations Division.
  3. Develop, present, and justify the annual budget for Operations Division.
  4. Prepares, reviews, and maintains documentation of Department Operations Division.
  5. Assumes the position of command during emergency and non-emergency department responses.
  6. Supervises and delegates directives to carry our operations of the fire department.
  7. Evaluates and reports to the Fire Chief on the status and condition of department emergency service resources and personnel.
  8. Identify and advise Battalion Chiefs of operational problems and implements solutions.
  9. Supervises Career and Volunteer fire service personnel.
  10. Develop the objectives, plans, and programs of the Division.
  11. Responds to alarms and assists in the operations of the emergency to include entry and direction of emergency crews as needed.
  12. Prepares and periodically updates long-range plans for the Division
  13. Maintains accurate operational records per applicable standards and performs quality control of all operational programs.
  14. Researches and makes recommendations to the Fire Chief for changes in the operation of fiscal plans within the Division.
  15. Supervises the development, planning, and implementation of Department Maintenance Division through department Maintenance Specialist.
  16. Coordinate activities with other divisions, department, and agencies.
  17. Acts in the capacity of Fire Chief as required
  18. Directs other emergency services as delegated by the Fire Chief according to FNSB Emergency Services policies and procedures.


  1. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Alaska driver’s license within 90 days of hire. (A five-year driving record must be attached to your application).
  2. High School diploma or equivalent.
  3. NFPA Firefighter 1 or equivalent
  4. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800
  5. NREMT-B or State of Alaska EMT 1.
  6. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer 2 certification.
  7. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor I.
  8. Associates degree in Fire Science or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a required degree.
  9. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, (4) of which must have been in a supervisory position.
  10. Extensive knowledge of technical firefighting principles and practices; knowledge of chemistry and physics of fire and the causes and ignition sources of fires; knowledge of emergency scene command principles and practices.
  11. Knowledge of management and administration principles including long range plans for funding, equipment, and projects.
  12. Ability to write comprehensive reports and to communicate effectively with subordinates, superiors and the community.
  13. Demonstrated competency in use of computers, simulators and other education and training equipment technologies.
  14. Demonstrated progressive, innovative, creative methods of supervision.
  15. Demonstrated ability in project planning and scheduling in a multi-facet operation.
  16. Applicants must have the ability to work independently of direct supervision.
  17. Physically fit to perform arduous emergency scene duties including entry into
    structure fires and lifting of patients.
  18. Must be able to pass the department physical agility test and NFPA Firefighter physical. A background investigation will be conducted on final applicants. A PROFICIENCY TEST MAY BE ADMINISTERED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.
  19. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely prepare formal oral and written
    reports, and technical studies.
  20. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
    management, coworkers, federal and state officials, public and private groups.
  21. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with complaints.


  1. NIMS ICS 400.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fire Science or a related field.
  3. NREMT-P or State of Alaska EMT III.
  4. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor II or higher certification.
  5. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer III or higher certification.
  6. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory position.


Public, NSVFD volunteer and Career firefighters and Emergency Services personnel, FNSB personnel, local, State and Federal elected officials, area fire departments and emergency service providers. 

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Job Announcements: Fire and EMS Chief

Fire Chief in Chugiak, Alaska

Are you a skilled diplomatic leader and consensus builder, with experience in Fire, EMS, administration and budgets, supervision of employees, and working with volunteer Fire/EMS providers? This might be the job you've been looking for. Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is looking for a new Fire/EMS Chief. Located 20 minutes from Anchorage and 20 minutes from the wilderness, this vital community department is a great place to work. We value volunteerism, training, commitment, excellence, and family.

Desired Qualifications:

•    10 years of experience in Fire/EMS service
•    Five years' experience in administration, supervision, and budget development
•    Demonstrated leadership skills
•    Demonstrated professional oral and written communication skills
•    Demonstrated strong organizational skills
•    Experience working with volunteer firefighters and EMS providers
•    State of Alaska certified Firefighter I eligible, II preferred
•    State of Alaska or Nationally Registered advanced level EMT required, Paramedic preferred
•    State of Alaska certified Fire Officer I, or eligible within one year as training is available
•    Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science, Business, Management, Public Administration, or similar field preferred
•    Attendance in National Fire Academy management or leadership classes
•    Must live within the area bounded by Hiland Road and the Knik River or do so within six months.

NOTE: Hiring qualification requirements may be modified if, in the opinion of the Hiring Board, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimated of future potential. Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted, or vice versa.

Our Benefits:

•    Salary Range - $100,000 to $125,000, DOE, EOE
•    Health insurance
•    Generous holiday and vacation leave
•    403b retirement plan with 5% employer match
•    Chier s company car
•    Moving assistance

Job description and details for applying can be found at


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