Fire/EMS Chief

TOWN OF MARION   Marion, VA   Full-time     Emergency Med Tech / Paramedics
Posted on November 16, 2023
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The Town of Marion, Virginia is presently seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Fire/EMS. At the appointment of the Town Council and Mayor with immediate supervision from Town Manager, the Chief of Fire/EMS provides executive leadership and management of the Fire/EMS Department, including guidance and direction in meeting the mission and goals of the Department and Town.

Provides leadership and management to operations and applies in-depth knowledge of public safety programs. The Chief of Fire/EMS is accountable for the general welfare and safety of the public within the operational constraints, laws, policies, and regulations of the public safety programs.

Employee's actions will have considerable impact on the effectiveness and credibility of administrative actions of the Town and considerable impact on financial resources, goodwill, and/or public assessment of the Town and Commonwealth.

The minimum required qualifications include a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public safety, public administration, or related areas, five (5) years responsible experience in public safety operations; in-depth knowledge and experience with public safetyand emergency operations and the laws and regulations governing public safety programs and operations. Must hold no less than a valid Virginia EMT-B certification, Virginia Firefighter II certification, and acquire an Instructor I certification within 6 months of start date and shall maintain these certifications or higher as condition of employment. Officer 1, Instructor II, and 7+ years of experience preferred.

This is a full-time position with benefits.
Pay Band for Chief of Fire/EMS: $76,500-$106,500.