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EMS Deputy Chief

City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
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The City of Virginia Beach EMS Department is seeking an EMS Deputy Chief. This position reports to the EMS Chief and may be assigned oversight of the Operations Division or Support Services Division.  The EMS Deputy Chief is responsible for the coordination and management of all activities within the assigned sections of the EMS department.  Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Plan, promote and develop goals and objectives for the department.

  • Provide coordination of department programs and operations, including development and evaluation of program effectiveness.

  • Provide effective leadership to achieve desired outcomes; plan and budget for resources necessary to accomplish goals and objectives.

  • Facilitate the development of department personnel, including volunteers.

  • Communicate City and department mission, vision and strategies to staff throughout the organization.

  • Develop innovative plans to effectively and efficiently maximize utilization of resources.

  • Monitor workforce planning to meet anticipated needs of the department. Monitor trends in EMS and healthcare to ensure quality patient care provision is maintained.

  • Collaborate with other public safety agencies, regional teams and state agencies.

  • Assume command of the department in the absence of the EMS Chief.



    Master’s degree in a related field; 
    Pre-hospital leadership experience in a combination career/volunteer service; 
    Experience working with volunteer emergency medical services personnel; 
    Experience which demonstrates extensive knowledge of strategic planning principles; and 
    Extensive experience in program management.

Salary Range: $89,440.00 - $137,300.80 

For more information and to apply on-line by 10/15/18 go to www.vbgovcareers.com EOE


Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 5 years of experience, or any combination of experience and education equivalent to nine (9) years utilizing the knowledge, skills, and abilities, including at least four (4) years of experience as a senior chief officer or upper level executive officer of an EMS agency. Virginia or National Registry EMT-P certification.
Current ACLS certification; current PALS, or PEPP certification.
Completion of an ITLS course or equivalent; awareness or higher level training in technical rescue/EMS special operations.
Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV driver’s license eligibility requirements.

All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
Must be able to work rotating shifts (days/evenings/midnights) including holidays and weekends and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.
Successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including drug screening.
This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to mandatory drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination.
Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.
Individuals must successfully complete a field training program resulting in release to function as a paramedic under general supervision within one hundred twenty (120) days of initial orientation, including required sanctioning by the Tidewater Regional EMS Council.


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