Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety, this position will provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Safety. This individual will be responsible for the overall control of fire operations. This position serves as second-in- command to the Director of Public Safety for fire matters in the Director's absence. The Deputy Director of Fire will plan, develop and direct a complete program of fire and emergency services in cooperation with the police services.
Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications
Bachelor's degree with major in Public Administration, fire management, public safety/emergency management, fire science or related field.
Certifications of Firefighter I and II, EMT, Fire Officer I, II and III required.
Graduation from the National Fire Academy, School of Fire Staff and Command or similar leadership and management training is desirable.
Valid Vehicle Operator's License and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
Eight or more years of progressively more responsible experience in command positions including supervisory and administrative duties.
Physical Conditions / Work Location
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required with or without reasonable accommodations to do the following: talk or hear, must have normal sight and vision and be able to identify and distinguish colors. The employee's environment can range from an office setting to highly dangerous fire-service related situations. Physical demands can range from sitting in an office or vehicle to the potentially enormous physical exertion associated with rescuing persons in emergency situation. The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions, and potentially exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risks of electrical shock; explosives; risks of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to moderate in the office to potentially loud in the field.
The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical), psychological evaluation, and drug screening test given by a City appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for City employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.
APPLICANT REVIEW PROCEDURE
Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the City regarding the applicant's employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department.
The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the City system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for up to one year unless exhausted or extended.
This position is not represented by any labor union.
THE CITY OF MUSKEGON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
97 E. Apple Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan, 49442
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