Chief of the Department shall plan, direct, control, and determine all of the operations and services of the City; supervise and direct the working forces; establish the qualifications for hiring and hire employees; schedule and assign work; assign overtime, determine the methods, means and organization by which operations are conducted; make, alter, and enforce rules, regulations, polices, and procedures; evaluate employees; discipline, suspend and discharge employees for just cause (except probationary employees without cause); change or eliminate existing methods, equipment or facilities; and carry out the mission of the City.
Department Head: Responsible for reporting to the City of Pontiac Administrator, City of Pontiac Mayor, City of Pontiac Council, and the Pontiac Rural Fire Protection District Trustees.
Budget: Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the finances of the Pontiac Fire Department as assigned by the City of Pontiac Annual Budget.
Strategic Planning: Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the overall strategic plan for the fire department.
Standing Operating Guidelines (SOGs): Responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and reviewing fire department rules, regulations, standards, procedures, and policies.
Grant Writing: Responsible for researching and applying for grants through the approval of the City of Pontiac Administrator and the Pontiac Rural Fire Protection District Trustees.
Inter-agency Liaison: Official liaison for the fire department to area fire departments and ems agencies.