Located in the Southwestern part of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Metropolitan area, Fort Bend County, Texas, consistently ranks as one of the fastest-growing counties in America with a population of 882,509 in 885 square miles. Excellent schools, affordable housing, and extensive recreational facilities have attracted families with impressive demographic profiles making Fort Bend County the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, with over 40% of the population being college-educated.
Created by approval of the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Services (FBCEMS) began operations in May 1972. As a government third-service department, FBCEMS is proud to be one of the few remaining county-based EMS agencies operating in the state. It has a FY22 budget of $19,961,262 (FY23 projected to be $23,834,944), and a team of 189 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees. With nearly 50 years of prehospital EMS experience, FBCEMS is committed to providing its patients, citizens, and staff with leadership and service composed of its Core Values of Compassion, Empathy, Teamwork, Innovation, Professionalism, and Safety. The FBCEMS motto is Enhancing Lives Through our Commitment to Excellence.
Fort Bend County is seeking a skilled and visionary servant leader ready to take the reins of an award-winning organization and set the stage for a new era of growth and success to serve as its Chief of FBCEMS. The Chief of the Fort Bend County EMS is responsible for the operational integrity, financial viability, and overall development of the District. It is the organization’s top-appointed position, serving as a principal employee advisor to the Director of HHS to create strategic plans and short- and long-term goals.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, health care administration, or a related field and at least eight years’ experience in EMS management, healthcare administration, and/or local government management, with four years in a supervisory capacity, is required. Completion of specialized paramedic training, Texas Paramedic Certification, and current CPR Certification is also required. Candidates should have a valid Texas driver’s license. A master’s degree is preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
The salary range for this position is $111,450-$167,165 dependent on qualifications and experience.
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