Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Division Chief of Logistics
Department: Fire
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Administration
Open Date: October 19, 2023
Close Date: Open Until Filled, First Review Date: November 17, 2023
Salary: $11,294.69 per month

Apply at: https://apps.meridiancity.org/jobs/

Job Summary:
Plans, directs and reviews the Logistics division of the Meridian Fire Department including Fire equipment, clothing, PPE, Opticom management, Fleet management, and Fire Facilities planning, maintenance and management. Plans and reviews work of the Logistics Division. Participates as member of the departmental management team, responsible for developing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies and procedures in support of the City’s vision, mission, goals and objectives. There is considerable latitude for independent action and discretion in performing assigned duties under the general direction of the Deputy Chief of Administration. This position is not part of the collective bargaining agreement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Serves as a program manager with primary responsibility for developing and managing the Fire Department’s equipment purchasing and maintenance operations, Department fleet and apparatus, and Opticom;

Provides facility planning, construction, maintenance and management for the Meridian Fire Department;

Identifies, develops and establishes long and short term goals, objectives, policies and procedures for delivery of logistics services;

Oversees and evaluates division activities;

Coordinates logistics activities with other divisions, departments and agencies;

Represents the City at local, inter-agency and statewide meetings, and remains current in recent developments, standards and legislation impacting logistics operations;

Monitors management of fire facilities in coordination with the City’s Building Maintenance Division;

Assists in areas of master planning, development and implementation of City disaster plans;
May respond to emergency incidents as necessary to provide logistical support;

Assists in acquisition of land for future facilities and managing properties held by the Fire Department;

Oversees capital projects to ensure all requirements are met, and provides specialized information to Public Works and vendors regarding new fire stations, fire facilities remodeling, additions, and work requests to ensure all work meets required specifications;

Conducts field inspections to check progress of projects and ensure specifications are being met;

Works with staff to establish the means for accomplishing projects during formal strategic planning and budgeting processes;

Coordinates with Public Works on contracting facilities maintenance, including communication of all specifications;

Participates in research, development, negotiation, and oversight of construction contracts, professional bids, professional services agreements and lease agreements;

Oversees maintenance of appropriate levels of stock within facilities;

Establishes appropriate re-order points and monitors related purchases and expenditures;

Oversees purchase of all fire apparatus and equipment;

Manages and leads various committees such as equipment committee, apparatus committee, and station design committee;

Establishes equipment standards for fire facilities and apparatus;

Coordinates and makes recommendations for maintenance requests, repairs, and systems testing of equipment;

Researches division equipment purchases, creates bids, Requests for Proposals (RFP), assets replacement schedules, and other aspects of developing and maintaining capital assets;

Oversees and coordinates all purchasing, maintenance, and final disposition of vehicles and repairs of critical firefighting equipment;

Provides input in the department budget development process;

Prepares and manages program budget including staffing, training, and equipment expenses;

Monitors and approves related purchases and expenditures;

Writes and submits grant applications;
Oversees all inspections within maintenance facilities, stations and other properties;
Complies with all Internal Audit recommendations;

Directs creation of design specifications for customizing fire apparatus;

Coordinates with Fire Chief for historical preservation efforts on equipment, apparatus and memorabilia;

Directs and coordinates administrative functions maintaining fire apparatus;

Briefs Senior Staff on operations of maintenance;

Develops and implements strategic plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);

Develops, implements, and monitors program goals and objectives, policies, procedures, emergency scene rehabilitation response guidelines, and protocols in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;

Develops and monitors internal operations and procedures to ensure compliance with the collective labor agreement, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

Confers with other agencies and interest groups to obtain input and coordinate program activities;

Provides logistical support and expertise to various organizations and committees;

Monitors and evaluates program impact and effectiveness;

In coordination with the Public Safety PIO, establishes and maintains media relations;

Authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, and disciplining of subordinate staff;

Exercise independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and, utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:
College graduate from an accredited college or university with an Associates Degree (AA or AS) in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, or other related field as approved by the Fire Chief;

Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in a Fire Department with three (3) years of experience at a Chief Officer rank or higher, or any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job;

Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in a Fire Department with three (3) years of experience at a Company Officer rank or higher;

ICS 100,200,300,400,700, and 800 certificates required within 12 months of hire;

State of Idaho EMT or Paramedic license required within 12 months of hire;

Fire Officer I and II certifications, Fire Service Instructor I certification, Incident Safety Officer certification, or any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience serving on a Department committee involved in developing specs, budget, and logistics of new or replacement equipment or apparatus

Experience directing/leading a Department committee involved in developing specs, budget, and logistics of new or replacement equipment or apparatus preferred

Intermediate knowledge of OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) rules and regulations as they apply to fire service and rescue organizations and fire logistics operations; strategic planning principles and practices; public sector budget administration, contract management and purchasing requirements; research and cost analysis methods; technical and grant writing techniques; requirements for creating fire apparatus specifications; construction methods and materials; typical fire station facilities and equipment; fire stations mechanical and electrical system; political dynamics involved in the administration of Fire Department programs and collaboration with other agencies.
-Advanced knowledge of OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as stated above preferred;

Ability to serve as technical expert in all Logistical programs;

Manage and administer the Logistics Division in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

Read, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; establish long and short term goals, objectives, policies and procedures in support of the City’s vision, mission, goals and objectives;

Coordinate work with other divisions and departments;

Plan, assign, and direct the work of others;

Identify training needs and establish realistic training objectives;

Project budget needs;

Analyze administrative or operational problems and develop viable solutions;

Perform multiple tasks within limited timelines;

Skillfully utilize computers and fire department and City software;

Research and analyze information, identify alternatives and develop sound recommendations;

Compile, develop and organize statistical and technical data and information into clear and concise written reports;

Communicate ideas and recommendations effectively both orally and in writing;

Represent the City at meetings and attend public speaking events;

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the importance of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of organizations, officials, and individuals in potentially controversial situations involving public safety;

Make accurate assessments of problems and deliver rapid solutions in both normal and emergency situations;

Act as a catalyst for change;

Effectively maintain composure and work proficiently under intense stress and other adverse conditions;

Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations;

Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.

Licensing and Certification:
Possess and maintain a valid Idaho Class D driver’s license;

Maintain active membership in the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA);

Maintain active membership in the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC);

Maintain State of Idaho EMT or Paramedic license;

Type 3 All-hazards Incident Management Team Logistics Section Chief certificate of completion preferred.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs;

Occasionally pushing/pulling up to 35 lbs.;

The noise level is occasionally loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel;

Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception;

Employee will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity;

The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions and extreme temperatures;

Employee will work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards;

Employee will drive a department vehicle as part of this position.

Travel Requirements
Local travel is regularly required;

Some regional or national travel may be required for training or meetings;

Has assigned vehicle, and drives to meetings and incident sites during on or off duty hours.

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