Spanish Fork City
  • 07-Jan-2022 to 21-Jan-2022 (MST)
  • Spanish Fork, UT, USA
  • $104,677 - $157,015
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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EFFECTIVE DATE: December 2021


Department: Fire/EMS

Salary: $104,677 - $157,015

Job Classification: Full Time

Job Closes: January 21, 2022




**Our Fire & EMS Director/FT-Fire Chief would be comparable in responsibilities and authority to a Fire Chief in other agencies. Spanish Fork City currently runs a volunteer fire department and we have a Volunteer Fire Chief. Our Volunteer Fire Chief will report to this individual. The Fire & EMS Director/FT-Fire Chief will manage the Fire and EMS divisions and oversee all administrative aspects of these services.


Under general guidance and direction of the City Manager, this exempt, at will, position directs the operations of the emergency medical services (EMS) and Fire department. The Fire Chief is responsible for the department's strategic direction and develops and administers policies and procedures to ensure that firefighting, fire prevention, and EMS programs and other related public safety services are appropriate for the community. The Fire Chief will be responsible for the department's budgets, staffing, administration, equipment, training risk management, fire fighting, prevention activities and emergency medical response. Administers laws, regulations, policies, & procedures affecting the department.


  • Prepares and administers the department's budget using principles and practices of budget development, administration and accountability.
  • Approves department expenditures and oversees procurement of equipment. Responsible for equipment purchase, maintenance and inventory of equipment
  • Presides over all ambulance & fire meetings, preserves order, and watches over department affairs.
  • Supervises department personnel directly or through subordinates; oversees the approval of crew member time cards, personnel performance evaluations and summaries of training.
  • Schedules training, oversees shift assignments and ensures appropriate coverage.
  • Directly responsible to hire, motivate, discipline, promote, and provide direction to all department personnel and enforce all policies and regulation of the Fire & EMS department.
  • Works closely with the city manager, the city council, other city departments, a variety of public and private organizations and citizens groups in developing programs and implementing projects to maximize fire safety, fire prevention and EMS services in the community.
  • Develops the organizational structure including lines of authority, responsibility and communication for the department; revises the structure as required.
  • Responds to emergency situations as needed in support of department operations when requested.
  • Follow & enforce city and departmental policies and procedures, standard operating procedures, medical treatment guidelines, and field operating guidelines.
  • Analyze and amend policies, procedures and operating procedures to reflect advancements in firefighting, emergency medical delivery, prevention and risk management.
  • Review all commercial and large-scale development plans for conformance with local, state and federal fire codes.
  • Oversees inspections of building sprinkler and fire systems.
  • Develop and implement programs for disaster preparedness, hazard mitigation, response and recovery.
  • Responsible for city compliance with Sara Title III and other state and federal regulations. Provides comprehensive training and support for the Emergency Operation Center.
  • Works with safety committee to establish training on OSHA and safety issues.
  • Works with department directors to plan and implement response and recovery programs. Coordinates emergency programs with other agencies. Conducts employee training and coordinates periodic mock disasters.
  • Oversees maintenance of fire stations and equipment.
  • Develop and conduct a public information program.
  • Responds frequently to public inquiries and assists in the resolution of customer concerns and citizen complaints.
  • Operates a computer and its various programs. Prepare reports, correspondence, agreements, agenda items, and other written documents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to meet attendance and punctuality requirements for this position. Must abide by all city policies and procedures. Must work well with others and be a team player.
  • Must live within 30 minutes travel time from Spanish Fork's city limits in order to respond to emergencies.
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends when required.
  • Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check, fingerprint report and drug test.


  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in fire science or a closely related field and 5-7 years of experience, including a minimum of 2 years of administrative or supervisory experience at the level of fire captain; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Administrative principles and practices including goal setting, program development and implementation, evaluation and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision.
    • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials.
    • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of municipal government administration and risk management procedures as applied to fire safety and EMS.
    • Ability to work with department directors and other agencies to provide training and coordination.
    • Ability to work with the public.
    • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to manage a budget and billing process.
    • Skill in word processing. and computer operations.
    • Experience working in and leading an organization that offers paramedic level services.
    • Hazardous material experience and knowledge
    • Thorough knowledge of department policies and procedures.
    • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Special Qualifications:
    • Obtain and maintain DOPL license and manage controlled drugs following DEA requirements and all requirements of the ambulance Medical Control Doctor.
    • Must be
      • Must be certified as an advanced EMT or Paramedic and have experience in an organization with paramedic services
      • Must be certified as a Utah firefighter
      • CPR certified in the State of Utah
      • A certified Firefighter II in the State of Utah
      • A certified Fire Inspector in the State of Utah
      • Demonstrated experience in reading, understanding and administering the International Fire Code.
  • Must have a valid Utah State driver's license.
  • Must meet physical fitness requirements as established by the city.

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