Minimum Requirements

  • GED or High School Diploma
  • State Licensed Paramedic
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Valid Drivers License with no DUI’s.


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Announcement for the Position of Fire Chief

May 1, 2020

North Shelby Fire District is located within Shelby County, Alabama.  The district provides fire and advanced life support EMS service to 23,000 citizens located within 26 square miles.  The district operates with twenty-six full-time and ten part-time employees operating from three fire stations.  The district has annual operating budget of three million dollars.

North Shelby Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Job Summary:  Performs a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general guidance and direction of the Board of Directors.

Supervision Exercised:  Supervises fire officers, firefighters, fire inspector and office personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Plans, coordinates, supervise and evaluates Fire and EMS operations.  Advises on and establishes policies and procedures for Fire and EMS.  Plans and implements Fire and EMS programs for the fire district.  Reviews Departmental performance and effectiveness.  Reviews and recommends the implementation of new and innovative technology.  Formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.  Supervises and coordinates the preparation, presentation, and spending of an Annual Budget for the fire district.  Plans for and reviews specifications for new or replacement equipment.  Controls the expenditure of departmental appropriations.  Maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.  Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors regarding the Departments activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.

Plans Departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel and further supervises the implementation of such plans in accordance with established policies.  Assigns personnel and equipment to such duties and uses as the service requires.  Evaluates the need for and recommends the purchase of new equipment and supplies.  Meets with elected or appointed officials, other Fire/EMS officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department’s activities.

Peripheral Duties:  Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.  Represents the fire district in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.  Performs the duties of command personnel as needed and fulfills associated obligations.

Desired Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:  The candidate shall have a minimum of twenty (20) years full-time fire and emergency medical service with a career fire department that employees a minimum of twenty-four full-time firefighters.  The candidate must possess supervisory and administrative experience at the rank of fire captain or higher to qualify.  The candidate shall possess a current Alabama firefighter I certification, Paramedic license and an Alabama driver’s license.

The selected candidate must establish their primary residency within the fire district boundaries within 18-months of being appointed and shall reside within the fire district until their employment is terminated.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles and outdoor settings in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes during the day and night.  Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations.  Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and loud in emergency situations.

Application Guidelines:  Please mail a resume including a cover letter, detailing experience, education and background to Board President John M. Strozier, prior to June 1, 2020.

John M. Strozier
297 Arrowhead Lane
Indian Springs, AL 35124

Compensation:  Starting salary is $95,000.  Additional benefits include: Health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement plan with the Retirement Systems of Alabama, deferred comp plan and paid time off.

Appointees will be subject to a twelve-month probationary period.