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[PRESS RELEASE] Chief of Fire Department Career Opportunity

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Chief of Fire Department Career Opportunity

Office of The County Commissioner

May 3rd, 2021



The County of Los Santos is looking for a Chief for the Los Santos County Fire Department to run the department, implement training and policies, and manage employees.

The position requires someone with an in-depth knowledge of fire fighting and the drive to take on considerable responsibility for daily oversight of both field and administrative operations. The candidate must have an advanced degree in Fire Science and have at least 10 years of full time experience in a Fire Department, at least three of which must have been in a supervisory role.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Fire Department.
  • Plan, organize and supervise the Administrative and Field operations and departmental activities.
  • Provide oversight of operations related to personnel management, records, property, dispatching vehicle maintenance services, internal affairs, and budget administration, risk management, emergency operations and research assistance.
  • Review operating procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Respond to the most difficult citizen complaints and requests for information.


Assumes full responsibility for the activities of the department, attend meetings with the County government on the department's behalf.

Supervises Captains, Lieutenants, Fire Fighters and other Department personnel as assigned.


Knowledge of fire fighting principles and practices including fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention, communications, records, community/public relations and crime prevention. Knowledge of the equipment used in fire fighting.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments/regulatory agencies, departmental staff, County officials, and the public. Ability to understand and interpret complex statutes, ordinances, regulations and standards.


Ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates engaged in diversified activities. Ability to analyze complex verbal and statistical reports and to formulate action based on analysis.


Ability to analyze complex organizational problems and to determine proper courses of actions. Ability to prepare and present effectively oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the Department. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and to advise, instruct, and train personnel.



Job applications should be emailed to c.hughes@saonline.sa with the title of “[Your Name] - Chief of Fire Department Application”


Casey Hughes
County Commissioner of Los Santos

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