Employment Opportunities

Brazos County Emergency Services District #4
Fire Chief Position Full-Time
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Brazos County Emergency Services District #4 is seeking to hire a Full Time Fire Chief for the department to serve as the chief administrator of the department. The Chief will report directly to the ESD Commissioners and will be responsible for the administration, management, and oversight of all BCESD#4 owned stations, equipment and apparatus. The Chief will lead the Brazos County Precinct 4 fire department.

Brazos County Precinct 4 Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department that has a response district of approximately 120 square miles and a population of around 5,000. The area is unincorporated and consists of residential homes, multi-family dwellings, commercial property, industrial complexes, churches, nursing homes, day care centers, farms, ranches and sub-divisions in the rural northwest Brazos County, Texas. It operates out of three fire stations with six emergency apparatus; three fire engines and three booster trucks. Precinct 4 provides all the services of a typical fire department, to include fire protection, rescue, and first response to medical emergencies.

The chief will oversee a budget of $250,000 and will supervise approximately 25 volunteers, will institute an aggressive recruitment campaign for volunteers and work with the ESD Commissioners to identify gaps in coverage, funding priorities and projects providing the best return on investment.

Candidates should possess excellent leadership skills, a keen business sense and be an innovative, flexible problem solver valuing teamwork, strategic thinking and a high performance culture that results in high quality service. Candidates should demonstrate critical thinking ability, organizational skills, computer literacy, use of sound judgment, and be a safe practitioner. Prior experience in all volunteer or combination departments is a must. Experience in budgeting, finance, and accounting software preferred.

Essential Functions include reliability and dependability, lesson planning, organizational skills, integrity toward decision-making, open-mindedness, and fairness with students.

Minimum qualifications include ten years of fire service experience. Associates or Bachelor Degree in a related field are preferred, but higher levels of education (i.e. National Fire Academy, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), etc.) will be considered. Certifications needed or able to be obtained within one year of employment are Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Firefighter, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I and II, and Head of Department.

Candidates should also carry a current ECA, EMT, or Paramedic certification from Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation and report writing skills. Valid Texas Class B driver's license and safety reflective driving record. Must be able to successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

Interested candidates should send a completed resume, letter of interest and five professional references to President Steve Godby,  by October 17, 2019

Starting salary will be commensurate with fire service experience.

Position will remain open until October 17, 2019

For more information contact:
President Godby  713-447-8066

The Brazos County Emergency Services District #4 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.