The City of Tontitown is now hiring for the full-time position of Operations Chief of the fire and EMS operations division of the TFD department.

FULL TIME POSITION –  ANNUAL SALARY: Competitive with other NWA cities.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE INCLUDE: LOPFI Pension, Health & Vision Insurance.

We will be accepting applications until Friday January 12thApplications can be picked up at Tontitown City Hall, by downloading the application here, or can be picked up at the fire station at 141 SE Zulpo, Tontitown, Arkansas 72770.

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The incumbent is responsible for the management of the daily paid staff and the management of fire and EMS operations division of the TFD department. Responsible for department maintenance associated with apparatus and vehicles. Review fire and EMS activities to ensure departmental compliance and reporting all to superiors. Take corrective actions and provide structure and direction to crews to help them meet their objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Assist the daily paid staff to assure the completion of non-emergency activities.
    • Respond to alarms as the incident commander or aid the incident commander.
    • Assist the Mayor with development of operations and maintenance budgets.
    • Assist the Mayor with research and purchase of all fire and EMS equipment and supplies.
    • Assist in the development of departmental policies and procedures related to the operation if needed.
    • Generate periodical statistical reports related to the operations division and meets with the City Council upon request of the mayor.
    • Coordinate and assist with apparatus specifications and purchases.
    • Oversee the fire and EMS reporting system for TFD. Ensure all reports are forwarded to the appropriate agencies and superiors.
    • Coordinates with Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer and recommends personnel training needs.
    • Enforce provisions of the city zoning ordinances, issues citations, performs inspections, prepares case files and receives complaints concerning alleged code violations.
    •  Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Supervision Responsibilities
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work. appraising performance and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED required along with five (5) years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of 2 years management experience preferred. Must have Firefighter I & Il certificates. Must be familiar with federal, city and state regulations governing construction and be able to read blueprints, drawings and diagrams. Must have 1 to 2 years related experience. Successfully pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug test as well as a comprehensive physical examination. Must possess a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

External Communications
Regular contact with vendors, contactors, state agencies, citizens, outside representatives, community groups as needed.

Internal Communications
Regular contacts within the department, TAFD Chief officers, as well as other departments as needed.

Use of Equipment and/or Computers
Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, standard office equipment, knowledge to direct the operation of standard firefighting equipment and EMS equipment.

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must be able to effectively communicate with others orally and in writing including management and TAFD. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit; required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and have the ability to adjust focus; react quickly and effectively in all emergencies.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extremes in weather conditions. Wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat or cold, as well as moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes, or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk in vibration; possible injury while riding on emergency vehicles or operating equipment; hazards inherent to fire, hazardous materials, special rescue scene situations and medical incidents. Mental stress generated by involvement in life-or-death situations; cardiovascular stress generated by movement from resting to highly active states. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.