Fire Deputy Chief Training

Job Summary

The Fire Deputy Chief Training protects life and property by providing leadership at both emergency and non-emergency fire department activities. Functions as the Training Officer and as the Health and Safety Officer for the Fire Department. Plans and directs the training program for the department.  Oversees the department Health, Safety and Risk management plan as necessary to provide a safe workplace.

This is a salary position. The incumbent generally works a daytime shift; however, they are expected to be available for call, including off hours, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends. They will be expected to perform a significant portion of their duties outside a standard work week. The starting range of pay is $59,200 to $82,900 depending on qualifications.

Specific Qualifications

Minimum five years of experience in fire service. Minimum three years of experience as a fire officer including fire ground command, EMS, training program development and coordination experience in a similar department. Associates degree in fire science or equivalent training and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Possess or obtain within two years, Fire Officer I certification. Possess or obtain within two years, Fire Inspector I certification. Possess Firefighter II certification. Possess and maintain a Hazardous Materials – Operations Level certification. Possess Fire Instructor I and/or Emergency Medical Services Instructor. Iowa EMT Certification required. Possess current BCLS. Additional fire certifications may be required within one year of hire. Full qualification requirements are included in the application.

How to Apply

Submit Hiawatha Employment Application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. Applications are available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA. 52233.  Applications may be requested by calling 319-393-1515. They are also available at

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