Fire Chief – Lake City

Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Independence
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Job Description


In an ever-changing and complex world, security concerns are paramount. Enhanced security requires education, training and specialized skills. Constellis provides end-to-end risk management and comprehensive security solutions to safeguard people and infrastructure globally. Our team of strategic problem solvers has a steadfast moral compass and unwavering dedication to creating a safer world. Constellis is committed to the success of our customers and partners.




Fire Chief



  • Direct and evaluate the daily operations for the Department to ensure compliance with all requirements while maintaining a high level of performance.
  • Formulate local department business and administrative policy and procedures to project and recommend budget expenditures for the Company.
  • Execute the performance evaluation process on direct reports and ensure the process flows down to all employees from their supervisors.
  • Monitor deviations from approved budget and initiate corrective actions in order to control costs.
  • To interact and coordinate with the Program Manager, Client, US Army Staff, Captains, and nearby department leaders the statuses of present programs and react to new developments within the areas of operation.
  • To assume responsibility for all purchases, approve invoices for payment and approve and monitor all travel and expenses of all personnel in accordance with multiple Company’s policies.
  • Coordinate development of personnel recruitment and promotional programs. Create and execute the overall training and certification programs.
  • Create and execute fire prevention plans, including developing and delivering public education presentations tailored to specific industries and targeted audiences.
  • To attend meetings, conferences and seminars as approved by the Program Manager, including the IAFC’s Fire Rescue International Conference.
  • To oversee the activities of the Department to assure compliance with federal and state agency requirements.
  • To maintain communication with the Program Manager in identifying significant problems and developments to facilitate management decision making.
  • To create and present complex reports, presentations, and other documents for US Government staff and various executives of multiple companies.
  • To perform such additional administrative duties on behalf of the Department that may be assigned by the Program Manager.



  • US Citizen
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Business Administration or a related field OR 7-10 Years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with recruiting/selection, training, financial aspects of running a fire department
  • Valid drivers’ license and driving history acceptable to the customer for the duration of employment
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and annual Firefighter/DOT physical, Drug Screen, and Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • IFSAC or NPQS Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector I, Fire Instructor I
  • IFSAC or NPQS Haz Mat Operations or ability to obtain with six (6) months of appointment
  • The following certifications are not required but preferred: Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector II, HazMat Tech and Incident Command




  • Ability to work during inclement weather.
  • Must be available to travel if needed.


  • May be required to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.