Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal (20199958)

Sacramento/Metro Area
1/28/2022 at 11:59pm
$128,630.00-$177,318.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.



Join Team Rocklin as our Deputy Fire Chief (Fire Marsal). This position will be responsible for the department’s fire prevention program as well as administrative duties such as oversight of department contracts, development of city ordinances, and assisting the leadership team with oversight of the City’s Emergency Operations Center. A full job description can be reviewed here.

The Ideal Candidate

The City of Rocklin is seeking a candidate with a strong background in Fire Prevention and Fire Code enforcement. The ideal candidate will also possess Fire Suppression experience, a commitment to staff development and team building, and demonstrate a strong commitment to public service. The ideal candidate must continually display only the highest level of respect and professionalism and demonstrate a commitment to continuous growth and improvement for the department.

An example of duties:

  • Assists the Fire Chief in managing and directing the Fire Department.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, and supervising all services and activities of the Operations, Training, Administration, or Prevention Divisions of the Fire Department, including fire suppression, emergency preparedness, community risk reduction, fire investigation, public services, programs, training, and administration.
  • Manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives, administrative/standard operating guidelines, and standards of safety to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the department budget.
  • Interprets and applies provisions of laws, rules, and regulations related to Fire Department matters.
  • Trains employees in work procedures, standards, and safety practices, and reviews work in progress or upon completion for compliance with standards.
  • Interviews and recommends selection of job applicants, appraises employee performance, conducts informal counseling on work issues, prepares documentation and improvement plans for deficiencies, and recommends disciplinary action.
  • Reviews and approves employee work schedules, overtime, vacation, sick leave, and time cards.
  • Conducts staff and safety meetings.
  • Coordinates the department’s work plan; meets with other management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; assists with division scheduling as needed.
  • Confers with citizens and City officials on fire-related problems; assists in the development of innovative fire-related programs, policies and practices.
  • Supervises the delivery of emergency services; responds to alarms as necessary, makes technical decisions as to the best methods of extinguishing fires, and assumes command of emergency operations.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; recommends and directs the implementation of changes.
  • Oversees the maintenance and repair of department vehicles, apparatus, equipment and facilities; coordinates annual apparatus service testing; ensures equipment is maintained in a constant state of readiness for emergency operations; conducts safety inspections; selects, recommends, and purchases equipment and vehicles as needed.
  • Attends and/or makes presentations at council, interagency, committee, and other meetings and conferences.
  • Represents the Fire Department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies; explains and supports Fire Department programs, policies, and activities.
  • Coordinates department activities with other divisions, departments, governmental  agencies and outside organizations.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports and correspondence related to program activities.
  • Participates in various professional organizations, and serves on various boards, commissions and committees; attends civic and other community organizations to explain and promote the activities and functions of the department and to establish favorable public relations.
  • Attends required training courses and seminars to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention and suppression, and emergency preparedness.
  • Responds to difficult or sensitive complaints and requests for information from the public, news media, and City staff.
  • Acts on behalf of the Fire Chief in his/her absence.


A combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Note: education may not fully substitute for the required experience unless expressly stated herein.

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in fire science, fire administration, business or public administration, or a closely related field; 


Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in an organized fire department, including at least two (2) years of full-time experience working as a chief officer, or working in a responsible supervisory position within an organized fire department.

Licenses and Certifications

  • State of California Certified Firefighter I & II Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid State of California Class C driver license with a satisfactory driving record is required at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid EMT certification or paramedic license.
  • Possession of a State of California Certified Fire Officer or Company Officer Certificate or equivalent.
  • Possession of a State of California Chief Officer Certificate or equivalent (old curriculum), or all coursework completed for the State of California Chief Fire Officer Certificate or equivalent (new curriculum) at time of appointment. 



A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS.  The City contributes up to $1,200 per month to active employees, and the employee pays the difference.  

Retiree Medical
The City contributes up to $1,200 per month for post-retirement medical insurance premium costs. 

Flex Credit
The City provides a flex credit of $1,800 per fiscal year for any benefit covered under the Cafeteria Plan. The flex credit is prorated and paid over 24 benefit pay periods

Dental and Vision

City-paid for employee and dependents.

Leave Accruals

Management:  up to 80 hours per fiscal year

Sick Leave:  12 days per year

Vacation:  15 days first year, progresses up to 27 days based upon years of service

Holidays:  10 paid holidays per year


3% @ 50 (Classic ) Employees: 

2.7% @ 57 (PEPRA) Employees:  

Deferred Compensation
Rocklin offers optional programs for employee participation - 457 and/or 401(a) plans.


     Life Insurance and AD&D:   City paid $50,000

     Long-Term Disability:  Coverage is 60% of monthly salary up to $6,000 per month; after a 90-day waiting   
     period (City paid).


To view a comprehensive benefits summary click here.

Special Instructions

  • While always welcome, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of an official City application. The application must be completed in its entirety. 

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