Our department is always looking for volunteers. It takes a special type of individual who is willing to dedicate their own personal time to learning about the fire service. Firefighting and EMS are not easy jobs by any means.
We do our own in-house training every Wednesday, to which our volunteers are encouraged to attend.
The dedication and a true commitment to this program can be extremely rewarding. If you are interested in a career in the firefighting industry, there is no better way to find out if it is something worth pursuing. We are able to help you gain the knowledge and certifications necessary to follow this career.
If there are any questions, please email Lieutenant Aaron Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the station at 210-695-5033.
Job Description: Fire Department Facilities Manager
FLSA Classification: EXEMPT (Full Time)
Reports to: Fire Chief
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill required of personnel so classified.
The Fire Department Facilities Manager is a one-position class reporting to the Fire Chief. The Fire Department Facilities Manager will act as the principal assistant to the Fire Chief in government, business, and administrative matters. The Fire Department Facilities Manager is responsible for administrative and support aspects of the fire department operations and work with the District Administrator.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead, manage, control, and make sound, strategic decisions while producing accurate information and managing multiple and challenging priorities while meeting deadlines.
- Maintain effectiveness in developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures.
- Establish course of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- Keep the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of decision making.
- Exercise a confident interpersonal style and proven methods that inspire and guide individuals toward higher levels of performance.
- Controls Purchase Order requests to provide oversight and decrease fraud, waste, and abuse of funds.
- Significant experience in dealing with public (preferably public safety) and have a high-level understanding of financial and policy matters.
- Maintain the District website and social media accounts.
Minimum of a High School Diploma. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration or Business Administration or related field is preferred.
Possess a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
A Texas Class B exempt, or higher Driver’s License is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Familiarity with Texas State Statues and Open Meetings Act.
- Skill in utilizing office computers, QuickBooks, and with all Microsoft Office Microsoft Suite.
- Knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices.
- Basic understanding of payroll and purchasing principles.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to develop clear concise reports and maintain accurate documents and reports with attention to detail.
- Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of the Fire Department.
- May serve as liaison or representative of the department with BCESD Board, outside agencies, groups, businesses, and residents in Fire Chief absence.
- Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential public and departmental information, records, and contracts.
- Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the job to include the operation of heavy motorized firefighting equipment and related activities; function effectively in emergent and non-emergent situations.
- NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800
- Performs other department related activities and program oversight as assigned by the Fire Chief.
Salary and Benefits
Compensation is competitive and will depend on qualifications, experience, and job performance.
The position is an exempt salary meeting the executive position and meets all Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pursuant to the Department of Labor and Fair Labor Standards Act.
Work Location and Hours:
The job offers flexibility but may require working at multiple locations.
Applications available online at www.esd8.org or in person at Fire Station 182 located at 20825 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255. All applications must have resume attached. Applications can be mailed, emailed to email@example.com, or hand delivered.
The hiring process, in most cases, begins with the submission of the job application .
A written and physical agility exam will be scheduled and administered to all applicants. The written and physical agility exam will determine who will proceed to an interview panel.
The next step would be for an applicant to have an appointment scheduled for a Chief's interview. Should both parties be interested, the department would proceed with completing a background check, driver's license check, verifying certifications, references and a drug screen.
Bexar County ESD No. 8 does not and shall not discriminate on basis of gender, religion, race, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or military status in its operations or activities.
Pay & Benefits
Probationary Firefighter- Currently Filled
- Full Time: $49,109 for first year FF/EMT (FF/Paramedic $54,109).
- Employer Paid (100%) medical, dental, vision,for employee and dependent;
- Retirement TCDRS 2 1/2:1 match at 7% with a 5 year vesting;
- Incentive pay for: TCFP certifications, Advanced EMT, Education, & Longevity;
- Employer Paid (100%) accidental disability and life insurance for employee;
- 192 Hours of PTO Annually;
- Holiday pay;
- 48/96 Shift schedule;
- Annual Pay increases;
- In-house TCFP Courses;
- TIFMAS participation