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Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District website
The Board of Directors, staff, officers and firefighters would like to thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District. We would like to ensure you that we are committed to constant improvement, customer service, and to providing the best fire protection and emergency services possible to the community.
The next regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 at 6:30pm @ 2533 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard.
The Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Assistant Fire Chief. The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but not limited to management of both emergency and non-emergency functions of the district.
Position Title: Assistant Fire Chief / Training Officer / Safety Officer
Immediate Supervisor: Fire Chief
Provides overall management of both emergency and non-emergency functions of the district. Plans and directs the district’s training programs. Supervises or conducts training classes as necessary. Maintains documentation of training necessary to meet all federal and state laws as well as accepted national consensus standards. Plans and directs the district’s occupational health and safety programs, as well as its risk management programs. Makes recommendations regarding safety practices within the district. Assists administrative personnel in maintaining documentation of injuries and accidents to comply with federal and state laws as well as accepted national consensus standards. Directs the operational duties of all members of the operating force of the district. Serves as an incident commander or major sector officer for fire, emergency medical, rescue, and hazardous materials incidents. Serves as a member of the district’s management team in recommending policies, procedures, and budgetary matters.
Directly supervises up to 5 members and may indirectly supervise all of the district’s members at emergency incidents. Directly or indirectly supervises all of the members of the district during training activities. Is responsible for the administrative functions of the Training Bureau. Directly or indirectly supervises all of the members of the district in regards to personnel safety and accident investigations. Chairs health and safety committees, as well as accident/injury investigation boards. Performs administrative functions necessary to the efficient operation of the district. Actively assists in the preparation, administration, and monitoring of the district’s budget.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but is not limited to:
- Provides leadership and personnel management for the operating force. Makes recommendations concerning discipline and termination to the Fire Chief.
- Ensures understanding of, compliance with, and support of district policies and standard operating guidelines for district personnel.
- Serves as the Incident Commander or major sector officer at fire, emergency medical, rescue, and hazardous materials incidents.
- Ensures continuity of company operations to ensure the effective operation of the district.
- Serves as the immediate supervisor for the line company officers to ensure the effective operation of the district.
- Performs various administrative duties including completing evaluations, conducting scheduling, reviewing reports, and preparing memorandums and correspondence for the district.
- Serves as a member of the district’s management team regarding policies, standard operating guidelines, and budgetary issues.
- Interacts with other governmental agencies regarding daily operations.
- Maintains skills in all operation areas of a lower rank within the district.
- Assumes the duties of the Fire Chief during his absence.
- Administers the training program to ensure all employees meet their minimum annual training requirements and minimum standards.
- Instructs and trains district personnel in district operations, management changes, and new procedures.
- Prepares and maintains documentation regarding training and certifications completed by the employee.
- Oversees and coordinates the district’s fire service instructors.
- Prepares lesson plans, plan and conducts various types of fire service classes.
- Participates in staff groups to formulate plans, goals, and objectives for the district.
· Monitors personnel safety practices during training exercises, fireground operations, and other emergency situations.
- Monitors the proper use of tools, safety clothing and apparatus.
- Conducts, in conjunction with other district officials, investigations as to the root cause and contributing cause of a vehicle and personal injury accidents involving district personnel.
- Assists administrative personnel in maintaining safety and medical records of all district employees.
- Administers the District’s risk management, and occupational safety and health programs.
- Assist’s in the fire inspection program to ensure all commercial occupancies receive fire and life safety inspections on an annual basis.
- Prepares documentation regarding fire reports, fire investigation reports, and fire inspection reports.
- Interacts with members of the general public and business community concerning fire and building code requirements.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Annually completes the minimum number of in-house and total trainings hours required as described in SOG 6-3 Annual Training Hour Requirements.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience required.
- Certified Safety Officer or equivalent education and experience required.
- At least 6 years experience required.
- Firefighter II certification or equivalent required.
- Fire Officer II or equivalent education or experience required.
- Fire Instructor II or equivalent education or experience required.
- Fire Investigator or equivalent education or experience required.
- Fire Inspector I or equivalent education or experience required.
- Valid Missouri Driver’s License required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Skills in leadership, human behavior, personnel management, budgeting, resource allocation, planning, leadership development, written and oral communications, community relations, teaching, particularly adult education, managing educational programs, motivational techniques, management, risk management, managing general safety programs and incident command. Knowledge of current methods of fire protection, emergency medical services, rescue services, hazardous materials response, and emergency management of disasters. Knowledge of adult education practices, federal and state regulations regarding training requirements. Knowledge of fire service safety practices, federal and state regulations regarding safety requirements. Knowledge of personnel practices and district policies and standard operating guidelines. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to make immediate and informed decisions during emergency situations, and implement an incident command system for managing emergency scenes. Ability to lead and manage an organization of diverse individuals and to ensure that the district’s goals and objectives are accomplished.
All candidates must possess and maintain current state and department mandated Emergency Medical Technician license.
Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.
SALARY RANGE: $76,000.00 - $83,000.00
Resume, cover letter specifically addressing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties required for this position, 2 letters of recommendation, a copy of your high school diploma, college transcripts, Missouri State EMT license and drivers license should be sent to:
Re: Assistant Fire Chief
Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District
2533 Lake Saint Louis Blvd.
Lake St. Louis, Missouri 63367
Email resume to:
Resumes must be received on or before Friday March 24th, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Resumes may be email, mail or dropped off in person at Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District House 1 located at 2533 Lake Saint Louis Blvd., Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, 63367.
THE LAKE SAINT LOUIS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination (may include a drug screen), background investigation, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Notification of the next step in process will be sent after all resumes have been received and reviewed.
We look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your qualifications.
Fire Chief, LSLFPD