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  • 22 Apr 2021 3:52 PM | Anonymous
    Deputy Chief Hire Packet 2021.pdf 

    POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief Operations Division SALARY: $78,000+ - DOE

    STATUS: Regular Full Time FLSA: Exempt


    The individual occupying this position is responsible for the efficient management and

    implementation of an effective emergency service operations division utilizing Department Career and Volunteer personnel. Typical activities include administrative, supervisory, technical fire and emergency service duties at all levels encumbering supervision, fire suppression, hazardous materials, public education, investigations emergency medical and rescue service, facility and apparatus testing and maintenance.


    1. Research, planning, and implementation through the dissemination of basic and advanced technical operational programs related to safe and effective emergency services.

    2. Coordinates the development, maintenance, and review of Operations Division.

    3. Develop, present, and justify the annual budget for Operations Division.

    4. Prepares, reviews, and maintains documentation of Department Operations Division.

    5. Assumes the position of command during emergency and non-emergency department responses.

    6. Supervises and delegates directives to carry our operations of the fire department.

    7. Evaluates and reports to the Fire Chief on the status and condition of department emergency service resources and personnel.

    8. Identify and advise Battalion Chiefs of operational problems and implements solutions.

    9. Supervises Career and Volunteer fire service personnel.

    10. Develop the objectives, plans, and programs of the Division.

    11. Responds to alarms and assists in the operations of the emergency to include entry and direction of emergency crews if needed.

    12. Prepares and periodically updates long-range plans for the Division

    13. Maintains accurate operational records per applicable standards and performs quality control of all


    operational programs.

    14. Researches and makes recommendations to the Fire Chief for changes in the operation of fiscal plans within the Division.

    15. Supervises the development, planning, and implementation of Department Maintenance Division through department Maintenance Specialist.

    16. coordinate activities with other divisions, department, and agencies.

    17. Acts in the capacity of Fire Chief as required

    18. Directs other emergency services as delegated by the Fire Chief according to FNSB Emergency Services policies and procedures.


    1. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Alaska driver’s license within 90 days of hire. (A five-year driving record must be attached to your application).

    2. High School diploma or equivalent.

    3. NFPA Firefighter 1 or equivalent

    4. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800

    5. NREMT-B or State of Alaska EMT 1.

    6. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer 2 certification.

    7. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor I.

    8. Associates degree in Fire Science or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a required degree.

    9. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, (4) of which must have been as Battalion Chief or above.

    10. Extensive knowledge of technical firefighting principles and practices; knowledge

    of chemistry and physics of fire and the causes and ignition sources of fires;

    knowledge of emergency scene command principles and practices.

    11. Knowledge of management and administration principles including long range

    plans for funding, equipment, and projects.

    12. Ability to write comprehensive reports and to communicate effectively with

    subordinates, superiors and the community.

    13. Demonstrated competency in use of computers, simulators and other education

    and training equipment technologies.

    14. Demonstrated progressive, innovative, creative methods of supervision.


    15. Demonstrated ability in project planning and scheduling in a multi-facet operation.

    16. Applicants must have the ability to work independently of direct supervision.

    17. Physically fit to perform arduous emergency scene duties including entry into

    structure fires and lifting of patients.

    18. Must be able to pass the department physical agility test and NFPA Firefighter physical.

    A background investigation will be conducted on final applicants. A PROFICIENCY TEST MAY BE ADMINISTERED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

    19. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely prepare formal oral and written

    reports, and technical studies.

    20. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with

    management, coworkers, federal and state officials, public and private groups.

    21. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with complaints.


    1. NIMS ICS 400.

    2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fire Science or a related field.

    3. NREMT-P or State of Alaska EMT III.

    4. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor II or higher certification.

    5. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer III or higher certification.

    6. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory position.


    Public, NSVFD volunteer and Career firefighters and Emergency Services

    personnel, FNSB personnel, local, State and Federal elected officials, area fire

    departments and emergency service providers.

  • 16 Apr 2021 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    JOB TITLE:                            24 Hour Firefighter

    SALARY:                                 $54,266.00 plus DOE

    OPENING DATE;                    April 8, 2021

    CLOSING DATE:                     April 23, 2021


    This is a non-exempt position reporting directly to the Shift Officer. The position responds to fire, EMS, rescue, and hazardous materials emergencies in addition to performing daily fire department business and maintenance activities as assigned. The position requires attendance at all assigned training classes and assists with instruction as directed. This position requires certification to drive/operate all department, emergency apparatus within six months and become certified as a State of Alaska EMT III within one year of date of hire. The position calls for working 48/96-hour shifts on a rotating schedule.

    Applications can be found online at www.northstarfire.org or may be picked up in person at North Star Station 31, 2358 Bradway Road, North Pole, Alaska.


    1. One-year verifiable experience with a volunteer or paid department

    2. State of Alaska Firefighter I or the ability to transfer an IFSAC / PRO BOARD Firefighter           certificate within 60 days of hire.

    3. Valid State of Alaska EMT-I or NREMT-B with the ability to transfer to Alaska within 60 days of     hire.

    4. ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

    5. Valid license with the ability to obtain an Alaska Driver’s License within 90 days.

    6. High School Diploma or equivalent

    7. Ability to pass a nationwide background check.

    8. Ability to pass the NSVFD Physical Ability Test

    9. Ability to pass an NFPA 1582 compliant physical examination after conditional offer of     employment.

    10. Ability to pass a comprehensive drug panel screening after conditional offer of employment.

  • 24 Sep 2020 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Under the general direction and supervision of the Central Emergency Service (CES) Fire Chief or his designee, the Firefighter I performs emergency procedures in order to preserve and maintain life and property.  Firefighters are also responsible for maintaining facilities, apparatus and equipment.
    ResidencyThe Firefighter I must reside within at least a 15 minute response time by roadway to the nearest department fire station.

    Effective 7/1/20:
    Firefighter I/EMT III: Base pay $20.12/hr $58,589.44/annual*
    Firefighter I/Paramedic: Base pay $23.15/hr $67412.80/annual*

    *Additional pay incentives for professional pay, based on department need and union contract, may be earned

    Posting has been extended effective 9/17/20.  Posting will result in hiring two positions.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • One (1) year of paid or volunteer structural firefighting experience
    • IFSAC or State of Alaska Firefighter I
    • Required level of EMS certification as noted on posting. This minimum level must be maintained as a condition of employment.
    • A valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license
    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
    • Experience as a volunteer firefighter with Central Emergency Services
    • College degree in Fire or EMS-related science
    EMT III and EMT III / ACLS / Expanded Scope - Certifications and Licensing:
    • IFSAC or State of Alaska Firefighter I
    • State of Alaska – EMT III or National Equivalent (AEMT)
    • ADD- American Heart Association-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Expanded Scope Criteria
    • A valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license
    PARAMEDIC - Certifications and Licensing:
    • State of Alaska – Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) or
    • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic (NRP) and obtain State of Alaska - MICP within 12-month probationary period.
    *Shall successfully complete CES Paramedic 2 training and testing within 24 months.

    For full job description and to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kenaiak/jobs/2801029-0/firefighter-i-emt-iii-or-paramedic-central-emergency-services

  • 25 Aug 2020 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Fire Chief

    SALARY:  Depends on Qualifications
    OPENING DATE:  08/25/20


    This position is responsible to the Fire Chief for the administration of a division or multiple divisions of the Fairbanks Fire Department, assists the Fire Chief in the overall administration and direction of the Fire Department and acts as Fire Chief during the Chief’s absence. 



     Function at both a strategic and tactical level.

     Direct the administrative activities of one or more divisions of the department at the direction of the Fire Chief.

     Provide direct supervision for subordinate personnel by conducting and reviewing performance evaluations; guidance for career development, and implementing progressive discipline.

     Assist the Fire Chief in developing, draft, and maintain department budgets.

     Coordinate the review and modification of policies and procedures for the Fairbanks Fire Department.

     Interpret rules, contractual agreements, and standing protocols which affect both individual divisions and the department as a whole.

     Respond to major emergencies and multi-alarm operations and assume an appropriate role within the Incident Command System as needed.

     Represent the Fire Chief, the Department, and the City with the public, community groups, professional organizations and other City departments in assigned areas, and performs related work as assigned.

    Manage administrative functions within the Department to including construction projects, and preventive maintenance and repair of facilities

    The above examples are representative of assignments performed by this class and are not intended to be inclusive.


    Persons applying for this position must have the following:

     A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in professional firefighting, which shall include five years in a Supervisory position of Battalion Chief or above.  Additional years of experience, in addition to the ten years, may substitute for supervisory experience.

    Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska driver's license throughout the duration of employment.

     Enrollment or completion of the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program is highly desirable.

     Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four year degree in appropriate discipline is highly desirable.


     Candidates hired must satisfactorily demonstrate these factors during a prescribed probationary period for continued employment:

     Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of fire and public administration.

     Knowledge of firefighting, prevention, and emergency medical services.

     Ability to effectively oversee the functions of assigned areas.

     Ability to manage operations at emergency scenes.

     Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.

     Ability to lead and grow the department through dynamic leadership, mentorship, positive motivation, and employee development.




    The position involves physically risky functions under emergency conditions.

    Nature of the work may involve exposure to conditions that could cause injury, illness or loss of life, and exposure to materials includes, but is not limited to, fire, chemical spills, oil, fuel, hazardous materials, disease and dangerous weather conditions.

    Mental and physical fitness are required for completing the tasks involved in the position.

    Performance of work can also involve standing and walking for long periods of time.

    Physical agility is required to access all areas at the scene of a fire. (Rare)

    Emergencies require pushing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and reaching with hands and arms.

    The Assistant Fire Chief may be required to lift/carry equipment or persons weighing more than 100 pounds. (Rare)

    Wears protective equipment weighing over 50 pounds. Ability to perform strenuous physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke. (Rare)


    Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    800 Cushman Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701


    Position #1811

  • 20 Aug 2020 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Job Posted: 

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Position Closes: 

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:00pm


    $33.92 - $56.38 / D.O.E.


    Palmer Fire & Rescue

    Position Description: 

    Please see Job Description for position information and requirements.


    Fire Chief 08192020.pdf

  • 14 Aug 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    For additional details download the hiring packet below:

    Engineer Hire Packet - Fillable.docx

    August 14, 2020

    Dear Candidate,

    On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank you for applying to join our team! We are the

    busiest volunteer department in the Interior of Alaska and are looking for energetic and enthusiastic men and women to fill our ranks. If you are a person of integrity who possesses a strong work ethic, we would love to talk with you. We believe that our department is on a path to excellence and already has a team of volunteers and paid staff that places us second to none.

    If you are looking for a progressive fire department, then you have found your new home at North Star Volunteer Fire Department. Please look over the enclosed materials as well as the

    information on our website to learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by.

    Thank you,


    Doug Fournier

    Deputy Fire Chief

    North Star Volunteer Fire Department

    2358 Bradway Road

    North Pole, AK 99705


  • 5 Aug 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    FIRE MARSHAL for the City of Ketchikan, Fire Department.  Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements fire prevention and fire investigation programs for the City including fire code interpretation, enforcement, and abatement activities.  Plans, schedules and conducts fire inspection of local businesses and commercial enterprises.  Reviews construction projects for compliance with applicable fire codes, related ordinances, and policies.  Five (5) years’ experience as a full time firefighter with a minimum of two (2) years’ performing fire prevention.  Possession of or ability to obtain Fire Code Inspector I and II, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, EMT I and Plans Examiner I and II certificates. 

    The City of Ketchikan is approximately 650 miles north of Seattle, WA and offers an extraordinary quality of life.  The beautiful ocean-island community of Ketchikan has weekly marine ferry service, multiple daily (737) jets.  There is world class salt-water fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities.   

    $34.06-$39.55/Hr. DOQ plus benefits.  Required application and complete job description available at http://www.ktn-ak.us/jobs Position is open until filled; EOE/AA.

  • 28 Jul 2020 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    For details download Firefighter Hire Packet 7-2020.pdf

    July 28, 2020

    Dear Candidate,

    On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank you for applying to join our team! We are the

    busiest volunteer department in the Interior of Alaska and are looking for energetic and enthusiastic men and women to fill our ranks. If you are a person of integrity who possesses a strong work ethic, we would love to talk with you. We believe that our department is on a path to excellence and already has a team of volunteers and paid staff that places us second to none.

    If you are looking for a progressive fire department, then you have found your new home at North Star Volunteer Fire Department. Please look over the enclosed materials as well as the

    information on our website to learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by.

    Thank you,

    Doug Fournier

    Deputy Fire Chief

    North Star Volunteer Fire Department

    2358 Bradway Road

    North Pole, AK 99705


  • 27 Jul 2020 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Central Emergency Services is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated professionals to join our team. We are a progressive combination department serving multiple communities on the central Kenai Penin-sula out of five stations that cover approximately 1,000 square miles of service area.

    We are looking for Firefighter / EMT III’s and Firefighter / Paramedics who embrace our core values of Teamwork, Dedication, Integrity and Pride to serve our communities. Join this rewarding career field while living in one of the greatest recreational areas of Alaska with easy access to state and

    national parks, wilderness areas, oceans, lakes and streams.

    See below for some of the pay specifics/incentives. The Kenai Peninsula Borough also offers a com-prehensive benefits package including health/dental insurance – click on the link below to apply now and jumpstart your emergency services career with CES.

    Firefighter I/EMT III: Base pay $20.12/hr $58,589.44/annual*

     w/ ACLS and Expanded Scope $21.40/hr

    Firefighter I/Paramedic: Base pay $22.34/hr $62,695.36/annual*

     Paramedic II (when achieved in 2nd year of employment) $24.08/hr

    Pay increases at 12 months, 24 months and each two years of continued employment through 26 years (per current contract).

    *Additional pay incentives (may be earned based on department need and contract):

    • Fire Investigator - 2.6% of base starting pay
    • Dive Rescue – 2.6% of base starting pay
    • Technical Rescue Team Members - $500 yearly stipend


    Current Application Process Closes August 7th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

  • 7 Jul 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Salary range is $91,790.40 - $109,137.60 DOE/Q Excellent benefit package. The Fire Chief is fully vested to manage a full-service Fire Department with fire, EMS, Dive, SAR and emergency management responsibility. City operates a combination department with 8.5 career staff and approximately 100 volunteers. Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in business, fire science or a related field; Chief Fire Officer or Executive Fire Officer Certification. Must possess, or ability to obtain, a valid Alaska driver’s license.

    Details, Application and job description located here. Open Until Filled. EOE

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