Twain Harte Community Services District (THCSD) invites you to apply for an incredible opportunity to lead a professional, forward thinking fire agency. Join a team of dedicated individuals who strive for excellence, a board of directors who support growth and advancement, and a community who takes pride in an agency that leads on both a local and regional level.
The Fire Chief is an exempt, at-will position responsible for the overall leadership, administration, management and operation of the Twain Harte Community Services District (District) Fire Division. Under the general direction of the General Manager, the Fire Chief plans, organizes, directs and supervises the fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical, emergency preparedness and other fire/emergency-related services provided to District residents. The Fire Chief is responsible to lead and manage a professional, progressive, comprehensive and fiscally responsible fire department.
For a more detailed description of the Fire Chief position:
Principles, practices and techniques of organizational leadership and management.
Modern fire services principles, practices, technologies and trends.
Methods and principles of fire suppression, prevention and investigation.
Emergency incident scene management and the Incident Command System.
Personnel management, employment law and labor relations principles.
Public relations, customer service and communications techniques.
Basic public agency budgeting, accounting and requisition principles.
Operation, maintenance and capabilities of fire and rescue equipment.
Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Rating system.
Firefighter Bill of Rights.
Fire-related codes, laws, standards, rules and regulations.
District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Strategic Plan, Fire Ordinance, Policies, and Standard Operating Guidelines.
Effectively lead teams and function as part of a team.
Recruit, train and mentor fire personnel to establish and grow a successful staff.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Motivate, collaborate, and obtain trust and cooperation of others.
Establish, maintain and foster positive and effective working relationships with District personnel, Board members, outside agencies and the community.
Maintain self-control, professionalism and composure during difficult and stressful situations.
Organize tasks, set priorities, delegate and ensure timely and quality outcomes.
Think and plan strategically, including formulation of creative ideas and solutions.
Interpret and simply explain fire codes, requirements, tactics and other related topics.
Carry out and thoroughly complete tasks; and maintain programs successfully on a long term basis.
Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Quickly assess situations, make independent decisions and maintain command presence.
Physically and mentally perform the necessary tasks of fire suppression and medical emergency response activities, including operation of all fire vehicles and equipment.
Annually complete the work capacity test at the arduous level.
Competently use computers and applicable software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, website software, and tablet applications.
Learn and apply administrative and financial policies and procedures.
Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology, Public Administration or other related field.
Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the fire service, five (5) of which are full-time paid, in a command-level position - fire captain or higher.
Two (2) years of management experience, ideally with budget development/administration and supervision of others.
Extensive experience working with paid and volunteer firefighters.
Licenses, Certifications and Other Qualifications:
Valid California Class B Driver’s License with air brake and tank endorsements
Class C Driver’s License with Firefighter Endorsement is acceptable
California Fire Officer Certification (or approved equivalent)
CICCS Qualified as Engine Boss
California State Fire Training Registered Instructor (or approved equivalent)
Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
EMT (Expanded Scope)
In order to meet critical response times, the Fire Chief must reside within 30 minutes of the District’s fire station.
This requirement must be met within the first six (6) months of employment.
Additional Salary Information: THCSD offers an excellent benefit package, which generally includes:
3% @ 55
Health Insurance Plan:
90% costs covered for Employee + Family
Health Reimbursement Account:
Up to $7,250/year toward medical and dental costs
Paid Leave (Annually):
Vacation: 2-5 Weeks
Admin Leave: 2-4 Days
Sick: 12 Days
About Twain Harte Community Services District
The Twain Harte Community Services District (also referred to as THCSD, District or Twain Harte CSD) was formed on August 1, 1996, under Government Code §61000 et seq., to provide water, sewer, park and recreation, fire protetion and hydroelectric services to the Twain Harte community. Its formation resulted in the consolidation of three districts whose service to the community dates back as far as 1935 - Twain Harte Fire Protection District, Tuolumne County Water District No. 1 and Twain Harte Recreation and Park District.
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