Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Assistant Fire Chief
Posted Date:
Due Date:
4/2/2018 05:00 PM

The Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department is currently accepting resumes and applications for the following position.

Assistant Fire Chief

1 Full Time Position

An employee in this class supervises and participates in the operations of fire suppression personnel and operations at the Fire Department and serves as the department’s training officer.  The employee serves as second in command of the department and in the absence of the Chief. Duties include development of training; preparing training schedules; instruction of personnel to obtain, maintain and enhance certifications; supervision of fire ground drills and exercises; and maintenance of required training records. Responsibilities also include plans review and fire inspections for new construction; fire prevention inspections; coordinating the testing and maintenance of department apparatus, equipment, and facilities; research and development of draft policies; research, writing and administration of grants; and overseeing the completion of fire reports. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire, hazardous materials, rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment and requires the employee to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training. Considerable independence, judgment, and ability to make effective decisions under pressure are required in all aspects of work, particularly in directing staff in incident response.  The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incident response work including working in inside and outside environments, working at heights, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, electrical current, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators, and working in close quarters.  The employee is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, written reports, and effectiveness of training and administrative tasks.


An employee in this class serves in the absence of the Fire Chief; shares on–call duty with the Chief for response to all fire calls and other major incidents; responds to major alarms and directs incidence response operations as required or until arrival of the Chief; fills in as necessary for absent staff. Plans and coordinates all training programs at the basic and advanced levels for department personnel; prepares training instructional content; schedules training; provides instruction of personnel to obtain, maintain and enhance certifications; designs and oversees fire ground drills and exercises; plans and coordinates outside instructors; maintains all training records.


Reviews plans for new construction to ensure fire prevention installations meet fire code requirements; performs fire inspections of new constructions; conducts required fire prevention inspections on an on-going basis.


Coordinates the recruitment, testing and selection of firefighter candidates; supervises written and agility tests and establishes list of candidates; makes recommendations to the Chief and assists in interview process; coordinates promotional processes, advising candidates on what to prepare for. Serves as the department’s safety officer; ensures employees receive required safety training; performs routine safety inspections and maintains required MSDS and OSHA records. Assists the Chief with budget development and monitoring; researches and tests equipment; and makes recommendations for equipment, training and materials for the budget; obtains quotes, performs tests of equipment and makes purchase recommendations. Researches potential grants for fire service; develops grant applications and manages grant requirements. Researches and writes draft departmental policies and procedures for the Chief’s approval; assists the Chief to evaluate departmental effectiveness levels to track goals and objectives. Collects and maintains records for training, pumper and hose testing, hydrant testing, incident reports, pre-plans, etc.; prepares reports as required. Full time employees work on a 40-hour work week along with sharing after hours call response with the chief.    


Employment prerequisites include: Graduation from high school supplemented by completion of courses and seminars in fire service; or an equivalent combination of experience and education, possession of a valid class B NCDL, Firefighter I/II certification, NC EMT certification, Emergency vehicle certification, Driver Operator-Pumps and Aerials certification, NC Hazmat Operations certifications, Water Rescue certification, Fire Officer I and II certifications, ICS 300, 400 certifications and a Fire Training Instructor certification.

                                      Salary range for this position is $50,250 to $75,375.


Applications may be obtained at the Town Hall or the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department. Letters of interest and resumes along with a Town application should be forwarded no later than April 2, 2018 to:

Daisy Ivey - Town Administrator
3 West Third Street
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469
or by email at


The Town of Ocean Isle Beach is an equal opportunity employer.

Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach | Three West Third Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469  |  Phone: 910-579-2166  |  Fax: 910-579-8804
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