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Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303

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Requisition No: 341542 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43000969 

Salary:  $52,917.84 - $139,031.76 

Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2021 







A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Additional requirements:

  • Certified Firefighter (Pursuant to Chapter 633).
  • Professional Credentialing or experience as a Chief Fire Officer or Executive Fire Officer or equivalent.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in emergency response command and control functions.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience of progressively responsible Fire Service management/leadership roles.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience as a Bureau Chief and or a District Chief and or a Division Chief and or an Assistant Chief and or Deputy Chief and or Fire Chief.

The selected candidate must be able to work full time in the Tallahassee area.

A valid and current driver’s license required.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process. 

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge in two or more of the following areas: fire code adoption and regulation; administrative inquiries; fire service management principals and techniques; fire prevention; firefighter training and safety; fire code analysis.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution.  This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods.
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personnel services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures and their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins.
  • Knowledge of laws, fire and life safety codes, legislative process, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and political processes.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles.
  • Knowledge of some or all of the following: fire prevention, fire equipment, fire protection, related rules, regulations, policies, domestic security, data and community risk analysis.
  • Knowledge of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command procedures.
  • Skills typically found from extensive experience in either fire service or fire protection, emergency services, or public safety.
  • Skills gained from such programs as the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program or the Center for Public Safety Excellence or equivalent.
  • Ability to perform effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to provide operational oversight in two or more of the following areas: fire protection, administrative inquiries, fire prevention, firefighter training and safety, fire incident reporting, ESF 4 & 9 operations.
  • Ability to provide command and control and/or general oversight to fire and search/rescue resources during declared state of emergency. 


The duties of this position require a certified Firefighter (pursuant to Chapter 633) who has expertise and/or accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) or as an Executive Fire Officer (EFO) or equivalent. This position assists other agencies upon request in controlling, mitigation or recovery during major emergencies, natural disasters, fires, or other emergency incidents.   Certified Fire personnel will be provided Class C-3 vehicle for use limited to the parameters of their specific position description.

In addition, as a DFS member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) the incumbent is on-call for emergency response covered by Florida Statutes 633 and deploys to the State Emergency Operations Center and/or emergency incident sites which may include working in hazardous or hostile environments.  The incumbent may be required to assume command and control functions during disaster response efforts or during training evolutions conducted at the Fire College or designated field location.

Assist the Director, as required, in the activities of the Division including:

  • serve as liaison to the State’s fire service leadership;
  • administrative inquiries;
  • supervises and/or commands all senior management/supervisory duties and responsibilities of the Division;
  • establish policies and procedures for the Division relating to technical aspects of fire prevention, fire standards and training, and administration of the Division;
  • oversight of the Florida State Fire College, including firefighter safety, training, and certification;
  • adoption of fire codes, life safety codes, and administrative rules;
  • fire incident reporting data collection and related annual report;
  • certification and licensing of pertinent regulated industries;
  • providing command and control of firefighting and search and rescue efforts as the alternate Emergency Coordinating Officer of Emergency Support Functions (ESF) four (firefighting) and nine (search and rescue) at the State Emergency Operations Center;
  • perform firefighting, search and rescue, and/ or hazardous material response, mitigation, and recovery duties following State declared disasters;
  • Alternate ECO for ESF 4/9 and assists other pertinent ESF’s at the State EOC as directed.

Assist the Director, as required, in development of administrative policies and procedures to assure compliance with the laws and regulations administered by the Division.  Assist the Director in administering, organizing, planning, supervising, and coordination of the administrative activities and services performed by the Division. 

Represent the Director, as required, as liaison with fire service agencies and associations, domestic security agencies, regulated industries, SFM appointed Boards, committees, and other applicable entities as they relate to the activities administered by the Division.  Perform related work tasks as required or directed by the Division Director.

Performs related duties as required.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee