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Fire Assistant Chief (Em-5)

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County Of Kauai Lihue , HI 96766

Posted 4 months ago

Recruitment Number

Salary rate is determined by collective bargaining agreements or Pay Administration Policy as applicable.

Please note that this recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. HST on September 14, 2018


Recruitment No.: 1819-056 Intra Departmental

Intra: Limited to civil service employees in the Kauai Fire Department

Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.

Duties Summary

Directs a major bureau of the Kauai Fire Department; administers the comprehensive fire fighting, search and rescue, and hazardous materials operations bureau; or administers the support services bureaus including fire prevention and inspection, training and ocean safety; provides executive assistance to the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief; and performs other related duties required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application, unless otherwise specified.

Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks.

Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university, and ten (10) years of progressively responsible fire fighting experience, four (4) of which shall have been as a Fire Captain or higher in the Kauai Fire Department.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license, (Type 3).

Knowledge of: fire organization and administration including supervision, training and budget preparation and control; personnel management; principles, methods and techniques of fire fighting, and types of uses of pertinent equipment; local and State rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws relating to fire department operations; department policies, rules, practices, and procedures; and the geography and physical characteristics of the County of Kauai and adjacent waters.

Ability to: plan, organize, direct and administer the functions an extensive fire fighting and search and rescue operation; apply principles and knowledge in developing an effective fire fighting, rescue and hazardous materials operation; conduct inspections and investigations of performance and conditions; apply good judgment in making decisions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and the general public; keep records and prepare reports.

Special Working Conditions: irregular hours, shift and weekend work and exposure to hazardous and obnoxious conditions as required.

Additional Job Information

Required Forms and Documentation:

  • Evidence of education (degree or transcript). A legible photo copy of an official transcript will be accepted. DHR reserves the right to request for an official copy.

  • Copy of your valid motor vehicle operator's license (Hawaii Type 3 or equivalent).

Note: Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable.

Copy of your education degree or transcripts must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off:

Department of Human Resources, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihue, HI 96766 or email to within 7 calendar days from filing this application. Office hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Examination: The examination may consist of a training and experience evaluation based on the applicant's education and experience as presented in the application or any other examining technique.

Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Candidates may be examined for their knowledge and abilities as mentioned above.

For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes please visit our website at

NOTE: Persons selected for employment will be required to pass a suitability background investigation which may include, but not limited to, an oral interview, reference check, drug screening, pre-employment medical exam, psychological assessment, polygraph test, as applicable to the position to their employment.

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Fire Assistant Chief (Em-5)

Expired Job

County Of Kauai