Fort Bend County

  • Deputy Chief - Operations - Emergency Medical Service

    Job Locations US-TX-Rosenberg
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 1:14 PM)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $2,507.20/Bi.
    Max Start Salary
    USD $2,950.40/Bi.
  • Overview

    Manages activities and directs staff to ensure an efficient and effective Operations Division.  Plans, organizes, monitors and evaluates the activities of the Operations Division to ensure delivery of emergency medical services to reduce morbidity and mortality.  Participates in the planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


    Directs personnel and manages activities for daily operations.  Assigns duties and plans work of others.  Assists and/or instructs employees.  Reviews work of other employees.  Plans, organizes, monitors and evaluates the activities of the Operations Division to ensure a safe, efficient and effective delivery of emergency services.  Maintains required records and reports.  Assists in developing department policy.  Assists in the planning, development, implementation and enforcement of policies and programs for the Operations Division.  Handles grievances and maintains discipline and the general conduct of assigned personnel.  Assists in the strategic planning and goal setting for the Department, Division and major programs that cross divisional lines with respect to administration, operations, clinical, logistics and personnel.  Supervises the implementation of such plans and/ or delegates to subordinates.  Ensures the maintenance of fleet vehicles.  Ensures vehicles and staffing are in compliance with DSHS regulations and submits required documents for re-permitting as needed.  May be responsible for County vehicles after hours.  Tracks or monitors budget expenditures within the Division.  Recommends equipment purchases.  Assists with the development of Department budget and monitors the budget to ensure Divisional expenditures are within approved appropriations.  Responds to emergency calls, provides advanced life support patient care, operates with the Incident Management System as appropriate.  Approves employee time off requests.  Conducts performance appraisals.  Recommends employee transfers/promotions and initiates corrective actions.  Coordinates the direction of assigned personnel including monitoring work assignments, evaluating performance, monitoring the scheduling of personnel and maintaining discipline and control in order to provide effective utilization of human resources.  Provides monthly reports to the Chief of EMS regarding the Division’s activities, as well as a variety of reports as appropriate, including an annual report of activities.  Attends trainings, conferences and other meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.  Represents the Division/Department in a variety of local, county, regional, state and other meetings.  Performs other duties as assigned.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


    High School Diploma/GED; Associates Degree or higher advanced education in a related field is preferred.  Five years as a Paramedic.  Two years in a supervisory capacity, as a field supervisor or higher.  Knowledge of modern principles, practices, and techniques of emergency service administration, emergency management, large-scale event/disaster response, budget planning, personnel management, administration, strategic planning.  Knowledge of state controlling laws and regulations affecting emergency medical service, occupational hazards and challenges, investigative procedures and methods.  Strong verbal and written communication, supervisory, management, and organizational skills.  Interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, agency leaders/managers and

    elected officials.  Ability to plan, organize and mobilize the Division response to major disasters and emergencies in a calm, professional and efficient manner.  Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate complex situations, make reasoned recommendations and prepare concise written or oral reports.  Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, dependability in order to complete assigned tasks.  Subject to 24-hours Emergency re-call.  Valid Texas Drivers License.  Valid Texas Paramedic Certification/Licensure or holds National Registry Paramedic certification and is eligible for reciprocity.  Must achieve Advanced Airway Rapid Sequence Intubation credentialing within 6 months.  Holds NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 certifications or must obtain within one year.


    SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 13, $2,507.20 - $2,950.40 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position


    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

    on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin or any other reason protected by law.


    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at


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