Fire Division Chief

  • City of Tulare - Tulare Fire Department
  • 800 South Blackstone Street, Tulare, CA, United States
  • May 18, 2017
Full Time Emergency Management Fire and EMS Public Safety Management
  • Salary: $97,398.60 - $118,388.76 Annually
  • Phone: 559-684-4201
  • Apply By: May 31, 2017


Thank you for your interest in our Fire Division Chief position.  We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. 

With a population of more than 60,000 people, Tulare is centrally located in the State of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is recognized as the Agri-Center of the World. Emergency services are provided by four (4) in service fire companies from three (3) strategically located fire stations with in the City of Tulare. Three of the companies are staffed with three personnel (Captain, Engineer, and Firefighter/Paramedic) and one patrol unit is staffed with two personnel (Captain and Engineer/Paramedic).  A Division Chief is on duty twenty-four hours a day to perform as an incident commander, supervise fire suppression activities, and provide personnel supervision.  The department consists of two (2) divisions: Fire Suppression and Fire Prevention.

To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills.  

In addition to submitting a detailed application, you must attach copies of all of the certificates and license required for the position.  Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application.
 INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT PROCESS:  Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and who attach all of the required documents (certificates and license), will be invited to participate in the Interview and Assessment process on: June 15th & 16th

The Interview & Assessment Center will consist of the following elements:

  • Interview Exercise: Designed to evaluate your abilities as  related to the organizational leadership role of a Division Chief.
  • Operational Exercise: Designed to evaluate your abilities as related to the incident action planning and command role of a Division Chief.
  • Verbal In Basket Exercise: Designed to evaluate your abilities as related to the organizational management role of a Division Chief.

For planning/scheduling purposes, please make note of the interview and assessment process dates.  Additional details will be sent via email once our screening process is complete (on or after June 5th).

Job Description

The successful candidate will plan, organize, coordinate and administers all functions and activities of the fire suppression divisions of the City's Fire Department while assigned to a 56 hour assignment.

The position of Fire Division Chief works as a 24 hour shift commander for one of three emergency response platoons while managing, or assisting in the management of field operations; oversees associated programs and projects as well as assists the Fire Chief with the Department's overall administration; conducts immediate response activities; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments, divisions, and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Fire Chief in areas of expertise. 

Special Instructions

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Job Requirements

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. 

A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Eight years of full-time paid experience in an organized Fire Department which includes at least five (5) years of responsible administrative and supervisory experience as a Captain and possession of a two-year degree in fire science, public administration, or emergency Medicine from an accredited community college or a Bachelors Degree in fire science, management, or public administration from an accredited college or university. 

License:  Applicants must attach copies of each of the following to their application.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

  • Possession of an appropriate driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certification or Company Officer Certification.
  • Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Chief Officer Certification or Chief Fire Officer Certification.
  • Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician I Certification.
  • Possession of a valid healthcare provider CPR Certification.
  • Ability to obtain within 12 months Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander Certifications.