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Fire and Security Captain South Rim

Fire and Security Captain South Rim

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Holds position of Structural Captain in the Grand Canyon Fire Department and Manages the Xanterra South Rim Fire & Security Department.


  • Manages day to day operations of Fire & Security department.
  • Maintains position as Structural Captain in the Grand Canyon Fire Department working to maintain positive working relationship with NPS.
  • Works closely with the National Park Service Fire Chief and Law Enforcement Rangers regarding training, fire alarm responses, and command and control.
  • Oversee hiring, training, and scheduling of Officers. Reviews incident reports filed by Officers.
  • Evaluates training programs for Officers to include firefighting certifications, emergency medical services certification and/or security training. Also researches, orders, and maintains latest educational materials required for security, fire, and EMS training.
  • Works with Tusayan Fire Department to ensure effective mutual response support. Also, works with the TFD Chief to ensure Wildland interests are served for company properties in Tusayan. 
  • Works with Risk Management Director to establish and administer Fire & Security financial plan including research and determination of purchases of department equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Conduct property safety inspections of all major building locations. Prepare documentation on inspection findings, coordinate need for repairs with Engineering Maintenance Manager or department managers to correct internally.
  • Arrange contractor and vendor services for support of firefighting equipment. Track and submit invoices for payment.
  • Works closely with Housing department to lower risk of fire in company residences.
  • Oversees maintenance and use of assigned company vehicles (including the fire apparatus).
  • Responsible for maintenance of company issued communications equipment.
  • Develops and administers theft prevention programs.
  • Implement and administer security procedures, route patrols, reporting guidelines.
  • Implement and guide fire alarm procedures and response policies for Fire & Security Firefighters.
  • Work with Risk Management, Housing, (and other applicable) Departments to conduct regular scheduled fire evacuation drills, alarm tests and fire extinguisher training.
  • Work with National Park Service Fire Management to coordinate training exercises, maintain equipment inventory and condition, and review fire management policies.
  • Work with National Park Service Law Enforcement to review security procedures and response procedures.
  • Assists Human Resources management as needed with disciplinary discussions and employee terminations.
  • Assists National Park Service Law Enforcement with investigations.
  • Perform BAT and Urinalysis testing on employees per company policy as needed.
  • Responsible for maintenance/upkeep of Station Two.
  • Responsible for key control and security of all keys used by department.
  • Ensures that assigned staff is adhering to all safety, risk management and environmental policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous supervisory experience in security work preferably in a hospitality or industrial setting
  • Arizona State Structural Firefighter I/II (or state equivalent), HazMat First Responder, and EMS (EMT-B). Ability to meet all medical and physical agility requirements for firefighters in accordance with the   National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001.
  • Wildland (S-130/S-190) preferred, or complete within one year of hire.
  • State Firefighter I Instructor/Evaluator, Fire Officer I [or equivalent Officer Class]. Certifications should be obtained within one year of promotion to Captain..
  • ICS 100, 200, 700 must be completed within six months of hire.
  • Obtain Incident Safety Officer (ISO) Certification within two years of hire.
  • Successfully complete Engineer/Operator certification within eighteen months of hire.
  • Experience in operating and maintaining firefighting apparatus, including operating and maintaining all necessary truck accessories (pumps, error codes/scanning, fire hardware, foam equipment, etc.).
  • Proven ability to train new employees in detailed procedures regarding security or firefighting.
  • Experience with NFPA and OSHA fire-related regulations.
  • Excellent written communication skills as they relate to writing reports and ability to train staff in proper report writing.
  • Strong experience in computers, including report software, patrol logging systems, payroll tracking, word processing, spreadsheets, email, document archiving/scanning, digital photography (and downloading).Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to conduct effective radio communications.
  • Willingness to work any of the three shifts when required.
  • Working knowledge of fire and security alarms, associated equipment, and troubleshooting.
  • Possess or obtain valid Arizona Driver’s License and comply with the Xanterra South Rim Company Vehicle Policy.


F&S Employees must be a US citizen or legal resident, have no felony convictions, have no theft or drug convictions within the past five years, and have no convictions involving fraud, weapons, sexual assault or other violent crimes.


Low-cost in-park housing provided.  Discounted meals; Medical/Dental/Vision health plans available; 401K; Drug-free workplace.  Employment history verified.  Background checks/Drug test required. Xanterra is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities/Woman/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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