City of Lawrence, KS

Lawrence , KS

Fire Chief

City of Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS Full-time
Posted on March 8, 2019
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is a progressive, fast-paced organization committed to the pursuit of excellence, providing fully-integrated EMS and Fire Services to the City of Lawrence community, as well as EMS services to Douglas County. This commitment to excellence has yielded international accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, and an Insurance Services Offices (ISO) rating of 1; one of only five departments state-wide and seventy-one internationally with this distinction. Ideal candidates for this position will possess superior communication skills, passion for public service and the community, and a predisposition for creativity and innovation. RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct and review the strategic planning, organizational activities and operations, and executive-level administration of the City- and County-Funded Fire Medical Department. This includes all emergency medical and ambulance services, fire suppression, prevention, technical services and administration across seven stations and two support facilities across the city and county, with 143 sworn staff and supplemental civilian support teams. Coordinate assigned activities with other city/county departments and outside agencies; inform and evaluate city and county Policies and Procedures regarding Emergency Management; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, emergency medical care, public administration, or a closely related field. Ten years of increasingly responsible command experience in an organized fire and emergency medical department including four to six years of high-level command, administrative, and supervisory responsibility. Must establish permanent residence within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Lawrence, Kansas within the first six (6) months after date of employment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid KS driver's license and Kansas Registry EMT or Paramedic license by date of hire. MUST SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: Monday, April 8th, 2019 WWW.LAWRENCEKS.ORG/JOBS