Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Gainesville, FL, USA
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
SALARY: $88,272.70 - $149,976.94 Annually
Beginning salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; the starting salary is normally within 20% of the entry of the range based upon experience. Bachelors degree in Fire Science Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Administration Management or a closely related field and five years experience as an Assistant Chief or higher level chief administrative officer in a fire rescue department that provides a full range of emergency and non-emergency services, such as but not limited to: advanced life support, emergency and non-emergency medical transport, fire suppression, fire prevention and fire inspection; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment. An incumbent of this job classification will be required to file a financial disclosure statement (form 1) with the Supervisor of Elections in their county of residence in compliance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 112, Part III. Such filing is required within 30 days of placement in a covered position, annually thereafter by no later than July 1 of each year in which they serve in the covered position, and within 60 days of leaving the covered position. Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided and maintained as a condition of employment: *Current State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Special Certificate of Compliance in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 69A-37.054. Out-of-State Training within twelve (12) months of hiring. *Current State of Florida Paramedic Certificate or ability to become licensed in Florida within 12 months of hiring. *A valid State of Florida Driver's License (Class "E") with current EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operators Course) certificate or to be completed with six (6) months of hiring. *Alachua County residency required while employed in this position.
This is administrative and management of the County's Fire Rescue Department including Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Enhanced 911 and Fire/Rescue services. This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for all activities, operations and functions of the Fire Rescue Department including: finance budget administration, staffing, planning and policy formulation.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained.
Job Knowledge Self- and Interpersonal Strengths
Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication. Manages fire prevention, suppression and investigation activities to achieve established goals.Manages emergency and non-emergency medical care and transport and non-transport services are provided in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations to achieve established goals. Emergency Management preparation, resource allocation, planning and operations are kept current and effective. Manages Enhanced 911 to provide optimized support and fiscal accountability for citizens and emergency responders. Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate supervisors and employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation. Establishes and maintains excellent working relationship with other agencies, and ensures coordinated and integrated county emergency plans and services. Provides ongoing review of federal, state and local emergency services, laws, rules and regulations to determine impact on the County. Directs program activities, ensuring that high quality services are provided. Prepares and presents budgets for senior management team approval, County Manager review leading to County Commission approval, with specific reference to current and future plans, accomplishments, and supporting data. Directs the business and financial affairs of the Fire Rescue Department including preparation of requisitions, budget amendments and transfers. Monitors and accounts for expenditures in accordance with established procedures. Directs the establishment and implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures for the various programmatic areas within the Fire Rescue Department. Develops, implements, and updates procedures and management systems that optimize performance. Responds to significant emergency incidents to assist, observe, and/or assume upon observing the need for expanded command, control, and effectiveness. Initiates command procedures in compliance with the Department's Incident Command System. Coordinates site command and fire rescue activities and emergency medical care with municipal and County firefighters on emergency and non-emergency incidents. Negotiates and ensures compliance of Fire/EMS agreements with the municipalities and other agencies. Provides command and lead role of the Alachua County Fire Services Network within the incorporated area or if specifically designated within service agreements. Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of administration and organization including general budgeting, accounting, and personnel techniques and management principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of current principles and practices of emergency management, emergency medical services, fire rescue services and operations, enhanced 911 and communication. Considerable knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations relating to community emergency services. Knowledge of state and local laws, and rules and regulations pertaining to programmatic areas within the department. Ability to supervise and organize the work of staff, develop capable and effective teams, maintain organizational norms, standards of conduct and performance, mentor teams, measure and compensate employee performance within existing compensation policies. Ability to develop, prepare and monitor complex budgets. Ability to decide upon a reasonable and effective course of action in emergency situations to prevent, mitigate, intervene, restore public safety conditions and aid recovery. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, using multiple tools including public speaking, preparing written reports and memoranda, social media, news reports, computers, smart phone, radios, etc.. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and operate as a team with subordinates, other professionals, elected and appointed officials, and the medical community. Ability to develop departmental objectives and direct effective long- and short-range plans for the accomplishment of stated objectives. Ability to establish and utilize effective public relations programs and techniques to promote community awareness of the Fire Rescue Department and its programs. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 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 duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (both weather and non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office environment, however noise levels can be extremely loud and chaotic during emergency incidents.
Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Gainesville, FL, United States
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm
Salary: $19.35 - $30.96 Hourly $40,247.17 - $64,395.34 Annually
Beginning salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; hiring range between $40 - $49K. This position is posted with minimum ranges from level I - level IV, position assignment determined by applicant's level of certifications. Plans Examiner I: $19.34 hr; Plans Examiner II: $20.37 hr; Plans Examiner III: $21.45 hr; Plans Examiner IV: $23.78 hr. Preference is for individual to have Level IV certification; however, an applicant with less certification will be considered. Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years experience in general construction or related fields; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Provisional certification as a Plans Examiner by the State of Florida must be obtained within three months of employment. Standard certification as a Plans Examiner by the State of Florida must be obtained within two years of issuance of provisional certification. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license. Position Summary: This position performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in the review and approval of building plans. An employee assigned to this classification is primarily responsible for examining commercial and private building plans to ensure compliance with Alachua County building code regulations. Work is performed under the direction of a Building Codes Supervisor and is reviewed through observation of results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and other interested parties. Reviews current trends and developments in the field of construction. Examines building proposals of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations. Reviews and evaluates proposed building plans and specifications blueprints to insure that proposed construction complies with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, environmental, flood hazard, design, energy, barrier free requirements, landscape and clearing, grading, filling and related codes. Applies valuations and permit costs for new projects based on codes, regulations and policies. Coordinates activities with Building Codes Supervisor, Building Inspectors, planners, engineers and other agency staff. Performs research on codes and ordinances as assigned to evaluate and recommend improvements to codes and ordinances. Researches problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues. Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions. Coordinates plan reviews, inspections and enforcement actions. Maintains complete and accurate records of approved plans. Performs the duties of a Building Inspector as qualified and required. Performs related duties as required. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of standard building codes and electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, general construction codes and carpentry. Working knowledge of electrical, carpentry, cement, mechanical and plumbing work. Skill in applying knowledge of standard building codes, zoning and land use regulations. Skill in the operation of the following equipment: personal computer including word processing and permitting software; calculator; pencil; ruler; copy machine; and telephone. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners and the general public. Ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and the ability to adjust focus. 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 duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.