City of Haines City
  • Fire
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 75,900 to 106,895
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Under direction of the City Manager, provides administrative direction and leadership for all Fire Department operations, equipment, and personnel. Manages daily operations necessary to achieve exemplary services for the protection of life and property through efficient and effective implementation of fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical response, and other emergency and non-emergency related services.


  1. Directs and is responsible for personnel, property, and operations of the department. Reviews departmental operations through written reports or personal observation and takes necessary action to improve operations.
  2. Directs the administrative and departmental budget exercising control over expenditures and assessing the need for and recommending the addition of new personnel, material, apparatus or supplies.
  3. Develops and implements departmental policy and procedures and ensures they are followed by members of the Department.
  4. Responds to major alarms and personally directs activities at large fires or disasters and / or reviews the supervisory activities of subordinates at other emergencies. Works with other departments on mutual aid agreements.
  5. Supervises and reviews the activities of various sub divisions within the Department such as the fire prevention and building inspection.
  6. Attends City Manager's staff meetings when scheduled as well as other meetings as required.
  7. Meets with union representatives and handles grievances when they occur; Sits in on union negotiations.
  8. Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of an advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or related field. Ten (10) years of firefighting experience with a fulltime career department, Graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy, Chief Officer Designation (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, State of Florida Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance, State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License / Certification, Fire Service Instructor II Certificate of Competency, and Fire Safety Inspector II Certificate of Compliance.
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field preferred.
  • Fire Officer IV Certificate of Competency and State of Florida Paramedic License / Certification preferred, but not required.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and understand Florida Fire Prevention Code, Federal and State Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety, and City policies and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to communicate and present oneself in a professional manner, and have the ability to successfully work with confidential information.
  • Ability to work under high demands, short time constraints, and pressure of a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to serve in leadership role in the event of EOC activation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with City and other public employees, public officials, contractors, consultants, vendors, media, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical equations necessary to perform budget and procurement analyses and recommendations.


  • Must possess a valid Florida Class E driver license.
  • Must pass post offer pre-employment Physical Examination, and applicable background checks.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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