Looking for a Fire Chief
The City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Welcome to the City of Pine Bluff, an Arkansas Community of Excellence and a City of Character. Pine Bluff, a city of 55,000,
is the county seat of Jefferson County, Arkansas, and was
incorporated in 1839. It has been an agricultural, commercial and cultural hub for Southeast Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta ever since. Pine Bluffians enjoy a rich history, a diverse present, and a promising future.



Position: Fire Chief
Department: Fire
Status: Full Time
Posting Date: 5/18/07
Closing Date: Until Filled



DUTIES: The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Fire Department. In conjunction with the leadership team of the Fire Department, the incumbent is also responsible for the readiness and staffing for department personnel and enforcement of City and department policies and procedures. This position is responsible for the department's budget, facilities, equipment and personnel and ensures that the department is operated in such a manner in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of the City of Pine Bluff.

QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants should have Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Fire Science and/or administration of any equivalent combination of training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities and 10-15 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education an experience and a minimum of seven years of management experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should apply at City Hall, Room 104, Department of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applicants may also apply online at www.cityofpinebluff.com.



About the department...

We are hands down the busiest little city in the state, and have been called one of the most aggressive fire departments in the south. Last year the P.B.F.D. responded to over 4,600 calls. (This number would be much larger if we responded to all medical calls in the city). 1,400 of those were fires, with 297 being working structure fires. The P.B.F.D. has one of the only fully equipped Haz-Mat teams south of Little Rock. We have an ISO Class-3 rating, and protect the University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff), and Southeast Arkansas College. All firefighters have a minimum certification of FF-1, FF-2, Haz-Mat Ops, and First Responders. Most firefighters are EMT's or EMT-I, and Haz-Mat Tech's or Specialists. The Pine Bluff Fire Department provides Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Haz-Mat service to the 55,000 citizens of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The department has 91 firefighters, operating seven engine companies, two ladder companies and one chief officer 24 hours a day 365 days a year.