City of St. Charles, MO
  • St Charles, MO, USA
  • $111,936.91 - $145,517.99
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance; FSA; Retirement Benefits; Paid Vacation; Paid Holidays; Employee Assistance Programs and Educational Benefits.




Job Title

Deputy Fire Chief - Operations


Fire Department

Posting Date

February 7, 2020

Closing Date for Resumes/Applications

Open Until Filled

Salary Range

$111,936.91 - $145,517.99


Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance; FSA; Retirement Benefits; Paid Vacation; Paid Holidays; Employee Assistance Programs and Educational Benefits. 




Full Time

The City of Saint Charles Fire Department is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Fire Chief. The purpose of this position is to manage and direct the daily activities of Fire Department personnel, engage in short and long term planning and to coordinate operations of the Fire Department with training, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue and other support activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • In coordination with the Fire Chief and other staff officers, develops and reviews standard operating procedures used by the various divisions of the Fire Department.
  • Evaluates Fire Department personnel policies and regulations.
  • Evaluates and coordinates the safety programs and safety awareness of all Fire Department personnel.
  • Performs accident investigations and makes corrective recommendations to the Fire Chief and the Fire Department Safety Committee.
  • Coordinates the annual and/or periodic testing of hoses, hydrants, pumping apparatus, and aerial apparatus assigned to the Department.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of the Fire Department budget. Recommends staffing levels, equipment and materials purchases. Coordinates with the Fire Chief to ensure adequate resources are available to provide sufficient services.
  • Prepares specifications for various equipment that will be put out for competitive bid by the Fire Department.
  • Oversees the purchase, delivery and installation of various items procured by the Fire Department.
  • In cooperation with the Fire Department Staff Officers, prepares and submits reports on activities of suppression and emergency medical forces on a monthly basis.
  • Compiles and submits the monthly National Fire Incident reporting System (NFIRS) report to the State of Missouri NFIRS Coordinator.
  • Provides verbal and/or written replies to requests for information from various governmental agencies, commercial organizations and citizens.
  • Responds to all calls that require a senior command officer and will assume overall scene command as appropriate to the situation.
  • Participates in on-going training as appropriate.
  • Ensures that reviews of emergency call reports for accuracy, clarity and conformance to Departmental policy are completed by Operational and Staff Officers.
  • Oversees the Fire Department's computer operations and information systems management.
  • In conjunction with other Staff Officers, serves on-call status after duty hours, weekends and holidays a quarter of the time.
  • Serves as second-in-command of the Fire Department. Will substitute for the Fire Chief as appropriate.
  • Represents the Fire Department at various organizational meetings and civic events. Will promote safety and health issues, the Fire Department and the community at every opportunity.
  • Oversees and coordinates the activities of Fire Department Special Operations ( dive rescue, boat rescue, swift water rescue, confined space operations, hazardous materials response )
  • Works with representatives of organized labor to quickly and efficiently handle personnel questions or issues involving the Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Fire Department and the Police Department.
  • Oversees fire apparatus maintenance program.
  • Oversees facility maintenance and supply program.
  • Oversees and participates in the Fire Department hiring process and promotional process.
  • Supervises the activities of the Battalion Chiefs and Emergency Medical Services Chief.
  • With the assistance of the Fire Chief, oversees the annual personnel evaluations for departmental personnel. Personally conducts the evaluations of the officers of the Fire Department.
  • Acts as the Knox Box representative for the Fire Department.
  • Assists the Fire Chief with Emergency Management functions.
  • Assists the Fire Chief with maintenance/repairs of the storm warning sirens.
  • Reviews NovaTime payroll entries in preparation for the submission and approval of the Fire Chief.  
  • Assists in resolving employee grievances and maintaining Department discipline.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Bachelor degree in fire science or related field, Master's Degree preferred, with seven to ten years firefighting supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Valid Missouri motor vehicle operator's license required
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), required
  • NIMS certified

How to Apply:

Online employment applications can be accessed on our City Website:

 The City of Saint Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify


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