POSTING TITLE: Division Chief

DEPARTMENT: Fire Services


POSTING DATE: October 7, 2021

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 28, 2021


TO APPLY: Internal Candidates may submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications for the position to External candidates may submit a completed Employment Application (available at and upon request to and current NCDOI Summary Transcript to or fax to 910-259-9098, ATTN: HR


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Whether under direction of the Department Chief or acting of his/her own volition, the Fire Division Chief always functions as a supervisor of assigned Battalion Chiefs in the Fire Division, with primary responsibility to assure that personnel, apparatus, equipment, and facilities are maintained in appropriate readiness to respond to a variety of life saving emergency calls. The Fire Division Chief is primarily responsible for the direction, management, supervision, and coordination of the activities within the Fire Division; oversees operations, general facility/equipment maintenance, fire prevention, disaster preparedness, public education, and related programs; and serves as a command officer when required or deemed necessary on emergency incidents.




Key Characteristics:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time to successfully perform the assigned duties:


Knowledge of:


• Fire ground tactics and strategy; emergency incident management specifically the Incident Command System (ICS); principles of incident safety; automatic and mutual aid agreements; hazardous materials incident management; and confined space and technical rescue techniques.

• Fire science theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of emergency service operations including fire suppression, fire prevention, and fire investigation; operational characteristics of fire apparatus and equipment including emergency driving techniques, modern fire loss and fire prevention principles, methods, and practices.

• Geography and street layout of the service districts and surrounding area.

• Laws and regulations pertaining to fire and emergency medical service operations.

• Personal protective equipment.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Departmental policy and procedures and manual of operations.

• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Algebraic and arithmetic computations.

• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

• Principles and practices of customer service.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


• Possession of a high school diploma or GED (required) Associates or higher degree (preferred) and ten years of firefighting experience, with five years of that experience in a progressively responsible supervisory role or an equivalent combination of education and experience enough to successfully perform in the position.
• Possession of a valid NC Class B driver’s license.
• Possession of an EMT-B credential.
• Certified NC Firefighter Level 2
• Certified NC Emergency Vehicle Driver
• Certified NC Technical Rescuer
• Certified NC Technical Rescuer – Vehicle Rescue
• Certified NC Driver Operator Pumps
• Certified NC Driver Operator Aerials
• Certified NC Fire Officer Level 1, 2 and 3
• Certified NC Fire Instructor – Level 1
• NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800.
• All Non-NC Certifications must have NCOSFM reciprocity
• Valid NFPA Physical


A complete job description is available upon request to:


Pender EMS and Fire Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Pender EMS and Fire Inc., does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, gender identity, genetic expression, and genetic information or military status.

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