Walton County Sheriff's Office - Division Chief - Fire Marshal

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCertified
Job TitleDivision Chief - Fire Marshal
Salary$76,787 to $84,779 Annually (Based on Experience)
Deadline Feb 10, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactwork@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Public Safety Jobs

General Statement of Job

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to direct, administer and manage fire prevention and life safety operations for an assigned technical support operation within the Walton Sheriff's Office Division of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Employees in this classification are responsible for managing and coordinating all fire prevention and life safety needs, regulatory compliance and resource management issues for an assigned technical support operation. Performs related work as directed.


Minimum Qualifications

- Must possess an Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology, Fire Safety, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field.

- Six (6) years of experience in fire service operations and administrative experience, including two (2) years of fire investigation and fire inspection.

- Must have experience developing and providing oversight to programs.

- Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.


Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Technology, Fire Safety, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field.

- Certification as a Firefighter by the State of Florida.

- Certification as a Florida Fire Safety Inspector II.

- Certification as a Florida Fire Investigator II.

- Certification as Life Safety Educator.

- Certification as a Fire Code Official or Fire Code Administrator.

- Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

- Regular and prompt job attendance.

- Manages and directs fire prevention and life safety operations within the Division of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services.

- Develops and presents for approval departmental fire prevention and life safety goals and objectives, policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.

- Significant knowledge of state and local building and fire codes and statutes.

- Knowledge of federal, state and county controlling laws and ordinances.

- Skills in reading and interpreting building blueprints and plans.

- Reviews and provides recommendations regarding personnel management functions, e.g., transfers, promotions, disciplinary actions, recruitment and selection, performance management.

- Disseminates communications to assigned personnel regarding directives, general orders, special orders, and standard operating procedures; ensures implementation of and adherence to all directives, general orders, special orders, and standard operating procedures.

- Participates in the department's administrative activities, e.g., management meetings, policy development, budget administration, establishing short and long term goals and objectives.

- Prepares, reviews, and evaluates all administrative and fire prevention and life safety records and reports including, but not limited to, budget administration, inspection logs, statistical detail reports,  fire investigative reports, resource allocation records, plan review reports; ensures content validity and compliance with agency policy and procedures and Florida State law.

- Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field of fire rescue for application to functions under charge.

- Accounts for all equipment, materials, supplies and vehicles assigned to the specific division to ensure proper inventory and operational readiness.

- May be required to respond to emergencies during and after normal business hours; may be assigned tasks on scene as determined by the Incident Commander.

- Provides strategic and tactical command by organizing the most effective utilization of equipment and personnel.

- Strategic placement of apparatus/equipment to best address an emergency incident or fire attack.

- Ensuring perimeter security and directing scene activities of subordinates; evaluating incident conditions and requesting additional resources as needed.

- Coordinating unit's activities with other responder units; and ensuring the safety of crews under charge.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects.

- When performing fire services and/or rescue operations, tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to occupational health hazards including, but not limited to, fire, extreme temperatures, wetness, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, toxic/chemical agents, electrical currents, pathogens, fumes, gases, odors, erratic or unpredictable human behavior, weapons, and explosives.

- Tasks include working around moving parts, vehicles, equipment, carts, and materials handling, where extremely heightened awareness to surroundings and environment is essential in the preservation of life and property.


The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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