The positions of Fire Chief and Chief Legal Officer are appointed by the UFA Board. The Assistant Chief positions as well as the Chief Financial Officer position are appointed by the Fire Chief. Positions of Battalion Chief, Captain, Firefighter Specialist, and Firefighter are “merit” positions requiring a competitive process.
Merit employees are guaranteed employment and benefits in a similar fashion to a “civil service” policy. There are other civilian support positions to include: seasonal wildland firefighters, part-time firefighters (paid-call), and logistics and administrative support staff.
The UFA is organized as follows: