Job Opening – Fire Chief – Lawrence Fire Department

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is a progressive, fast-paced organization committed to the pursuit of excellence, providing fully-integrated EMS and Fire Services to the City of Lawrence community. This commitment to excellence has yielded international accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, and an Insurance Services Offices (ISO) rating of 1; one of only five departments state-wide and seventy-one internationally with this distinction. Ideal candidates for this position will possess superior communication skills, passion for public service and the community, and a predisposition for creativity and innovation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct and review the strategic planning, organizational activities and operations, and executive-level administration of the Fire Medical Department. This includes all emergency medical and ambulance services, fire suppression, prevention, technical services and administration across seven stations and two support facilities with 143 sworn staff and supplemental civilian support teams. Coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; inform and evaluate City Policies and Procedures regarding Emergency Management; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, emergency medical care, public administration, or a closely related field. Ten years of increasingly responsible command experience in an organized fire and emergency medical department including four to six years of high-level command, administrative, and supervisory responsibility. Experience working with an ISO-1 rated department and familiarity with accreditation process preferred. Must establish permanent residence within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Lawrence, Kansas within the first six (6) months after date of employment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid KS driver’s license and Kansas Registry EMT or Paramedic license by date of hire.

Monday, April 8th, 2018


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