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Fire Chief

City of LaGrange - Fire Department

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018

End Date: Oct. 14, 2018


This is a leadership position that requires highly technical, supervisory and administrative engagement of all activities within the Fire Department.  This employee maintains effective and efficient leadership of all components of the fire department.  Responsibilities include maintenance of effective working conditions, setting and administering fire department goals, priorities and objectives, initiating and completing disciplinary action as required, preparing records and reports and the daily effectiveness of the firefighting and Emergency Medical Services  for the City of LaGrange.  This position requires direction and judgment in task performance.  Considerable knowledge of all phases of operation such as prevention, training, suppression and administration is essential.  This position is granted considerable latitude to monitor the performance of the fire department.  Supervision and responsibility extends to over 60 full-time, and several part-time employees.  The Fire Chief is accountable to the City Manager.  The LaGrange Fire Department is an CFAI Accredited Fire Department and the successful candidate will retain the Fire Department’s accreditation status.


Necessary Special Requirements
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree (fire science, business administration, management or related field) supplemented by fire related courses
  • Minimum of fifteen years’ experience in the fire and EMS service with a Georgia Firefighter certification
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class B driver's license
  • In good physical condition as set forth by LFD minimum physical fitness requirements
  • Ten years’ experience in the fire department in supervision.


    DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Master’s degree (fire science, EMS, business administration, management or related field) supplemented by fire related courses
  • Management courses and thorough knowledge of, or training in, accounting and bookkeeping
  • 15 years’ experience in the fire and EMS service
  • 10 years’ experience in supervision.