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Notice #: 0001107832-02
State/City & County Jobs

County of Maui
Department of Fire and Public Safety



The Fire Chief shall:

1. Be the administrative head of the department;
2. Provide and perform firefighting, rescue, shoreline and ocean rescue and safety, and first responder emergency services in order to save lives and property from fires and other emergencies arising on land, sea, and hazardous terrain, including the mitigation and stabilization of hazardous materials and incidents relating to the same;
3. Provide public education programs related to fire prevention, shoreline and ocean rescue and safety, and public safety;
4. Train, equip, maintain, and supervise the force of fire fighting, shoreline and ocean rescue and safety, and emergency rescue personnel;
5. Investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of fires;
6. Adopt rules relating to the protection of persons and property against fires;
7. Monitor the standards for construction and occupancy of buildings for the purposes of fire prevention and life safety and approve building plans as provided by law;
8. Exercise such other powers and duties as may be assigned by the Commission or as may be provided by law.


Training and Experience: The Chief shall have had a minimum of five years of experience in fire control, at least three years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid Hawaii State Driver’s License (Class 3).

Citizen and Residence: The Chief shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Hawaii for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. You must provide evidence verifying your status and employment authorization in the United States at the time of application.


1. Geographic experience with Maui County.
2. Knowledge regarding logistical challenges operating a fire department in Maui County.
3. Demonstrated ability to speak to public groups.
4. Knowledge of the development and presentation of departmental budgets.
5. Experience with working with County and other government officials.
6. Willingness to accept and adapt to local culture.


Cover letter, resume (including any relevant training certificates and diplomas), and letter(s) of recommendation must be presented no later than August 1, 2018. If mailed, applications must bear a United States Postal Service postmark dated no later than August 1, 2018. Present or mail applications to:

Fire & Public Safety Commission
ATTN: J.M. Peterson
County of Maui
200 Dairy Road
Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: Applicants must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process.
(SA1107832 6/24, 7/1, 7/8/18)