Fire Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

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Fire Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) - 210000021J 



Fire Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Regular, Full-time, Market Range 11

Location:  Jackson, TN (alternate location Memphis)


The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Fire Management Consultant in its Jackson or Memphis office.  MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and provides professional services to Tennessee cities, state government, and municipal government related associations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Fire Management Consultant provides professional advice, technical assistance, and information on a wide range of fire management issues to Tennessee municipal officials and their staffs. Examples include: developing and evaluating requests for service and equipment proposals, ISO studies, staffing studies, comprehensive management reviews, organizational studies, fire station location studies, budget development and administration, community risk reduction, personnel selection, and recruitment; and developing and instructing technical classes.




Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in fire service administration, fire science, municipal administration or other related field.   A Master's Degree in fire service administration, fire science, municipal administration or other related field is preferred. 


This position requires at least five years employment with local government fire departments as a fire chief, assistant fire chief or senior administrator. Prefer certification as a Fire Officer III or IV through the Tennessee Commission on Fire Fighting.  Prefer EMT-A or paramedic license by the Tennessee Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Tennessee experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires practical knowledge of the problems faced by city officials; knowledge of state laws and accepted best practices in fire and emergency management and EMS; ability to independently plan and process projects, questions and training; use of managerial, analytical, conceptual, and interpersonal skills on a daily basis in identifying a specific city's problem and providing the advice and assistance to solve the problem; high level of cognitive or intuitive skills are necessary to fully understand, design, and implement successful solutions to municipal problems; ability to multi-task and prioritize when reacting to numerous and competing requests for assistance form agency customers; ability to work with very little direct supervision; and strong written and oral communications skills. Prefer ability to communicate effectively with city officials with varying levels of experience and ability.

Each employee that drives a vehicle for work related business must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurance. This position requires frequent travel with overnight stays to municipalities across the state to deliver on-site consultation and training. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.


This position is located in Jackson, TN or, alternatively, Memphis, TN.


Applicants must apply online to be considered for this position.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your online application.


  Public Service 
Primary Location
Other Locations
  Municipal Tech Adv Service 
Campus/Institute  Institute for Public Service 
Job Posting
  Oct 4, 2021, 4:55:10 PM 

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