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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief

This position directs a staff of sworn and non-sworn personnel in the delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) utilizing practices, principles and techniques associated with pre-hospital emergency medicine. Provides department oversight of administration, operations, communications, staffing, mass casualty/disaster management, data collection and analysis, and records management.

The EMS Chief duties will include, but not be limited to:

Provides leadership and strategic direction in the operations and enhancement of emergency management services.
Provides oversight and leadership in community EMS initiatives, labor relations management, training and staff development, and support services.
Prioritizes and champions volunteer engagement, retention, recruitment, and professional development to sustain and grow the VB Rescue Volunteer Program and its availability to support City Council’s priorities and vision.
Monitors and oversees departmental budget and determines priorities.
Creates a culture of inclusion and collaboration and spearheads mental health and resiliency initiatives for career and volunteer members.
Utilizes feedback from organization, community meetings, citizens groups, voluntary organizations, and city leadership to enhance departmental and organizational effectiveness, community engagement,
volunteer/employee recruitment, and educational/outreach programs.
Provides recommendations to City Manager or designee on public safety program/policy challenges, innovations, and changes.
Compiles reports for the City Manager on issues and progress regarding vacancies and ambulance staffing through participation in the City’s VB Stat program, Department Performance Plans, and VB Strategic Planning process.
Partners with various city departments, federal agencies, community groups, voluntary agencies, and other internal/external stakeholders in support of operations, organizational strategic planning and
Coordinates services and training to resolve public concerns or requests for service and facilitate equitable solutions.
Represents the City on emergency management issues and public safety related issues with external agencies and the media.
The City of Virginia Beach, VA. Virginia Beach, (population 450,000) is a AAA rated, independent City established in 1963 by the merger of Princess Anne County and the City of Virginia Beach. It has consistently been ranked as one of the safest metropolitan cities in the country when compared to cities over 300,000 in population.

For additional details and benefits associated with this position, click below link to view the promotional hiring brochure for the EMS Chief.

Note: As a City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.


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