Deadline: November 15, 2015
Salary: Up To $216,819 Per Year
The Fire Chief is responsible for the administration
and operational direction of all fire prevention,
emergency response, and marine safety operations.
Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief plans and
oversees the organization and function of fire operations at
eight (8) fire stations, and the Central Net Operations JPA
Training Center. The Fire Chief ensures that all federal, state
and local fire codes are enforced including coordination
and oversight of building, facility and oil field inspection
compliance. The Fire Chief directs programs and operations
related to emergency response and disaster preparedness,
including, but not limited to HazMat programs, the
Emergency Operations Center, and Urban Search and
Rescue. The Fire Department oversees Marine Safety
Operations and the Fire Chief is responsible for leadership
and oversight of all open water and beach safety programs,
including the Cityâ€™s Junior Lifeguard program.
Goals and Objectives for the new Fire Chief include, but
are not limited to:
- Maintain a state of operational readiness to meet
the increasing demand for response to fire, medical,
hazardous materials, urban search and rescue, and other
all-risk emergency incidents.
- Work with a consultant to develop a â€œStandards of
Coverâ€ for the department to address increased service
- Provide leadership and direction for a County-wide AVL
Deployment Study that is currently underway in Orange
- Provide leadership and oversight as part of a three-city
Community Paramedicine Alternate Destination Pilot
Study that has recently begun with Fountain Valley,
Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach.
- Continue the departmentâ€™s commitment to technology
including enhancements to ePCR, HazMat data
reporting, fire inspections, and plan check systems.
- Evaluate the need to provide a sixth fire department
ambulance in the City.
- Complete replacement of the fire departmentâ€™s 800
MHz radio system and Mobile Data Terminals in all
- Continue integration of Marine Safety into the fire
department including review of policies and procedures.
- Complete purchases and place into service a new ladder
truck and a new engine as part of the fire department
apparatus replacement plan.
- Maintain a strong labor-management partnership.
The individual selected has an adaptable, contemporary
approach to department operations, is well versed in
applicable uses of data to monitor, measure, and manage
performance and capacity. The ideal candidate understands
and is knowledgeable regarding current uses of technology
and is familiar with online and social media strategies
designed to enhance community engagement. As a
progressive leader, the new Fire Chief is open-minded and
flexible regarding ideas, and resists being rooted in tradition
for traditionâ€™s sake. The new Fire Chief will be community
oriented and supportive of the departmentâ€™s visibility and
commitment to the Huntington Beach community.
Any combination of experience, training and education
that provides the required knowledge and abilities is
qualifying. The ideal candidate possesses a Bachelorâ€™s
Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire,
Public or Business Administration or a directly-related field
and eight (8) years of progressively responsible fire service
experience including four (4) years of Senior Command
Level administrative and supervisory experience. Masterâ€™s
Degree is preferred.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.