Director of Operations - Fire Protection - Pensacola, FL
at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

Job Description

Job ID: #16423

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Director of Operations in Fire Protection located in the Pensacola, FL area.  This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity with our client. 

RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise specializing in the recruitment of professionals throughout the United States. With two corporate offices, over 20 years of experience, and a presence in 30+ states, we are well-positioned to service employers, employees, and candidates across every discipline. Our emphasis is on excellent work ethic, accountability, transparency, effective communication and safety.

Job Summary:

Leads all sales, installation, service and administrative functions of the company.  Responsible for the building the organizational capabilities of the company to deliver sustained, profitable growth and other business objectives

The GM communicates values, strategies and objectives.  The General Manager improves organizational effectiveness by hiring, retaining, performance managing and developing the local leadership team.  The GM is responsible for developing a culture of customer service, performance and collaboration while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and safety.


  • Develop business growth plans by studying the market, customers and the company.  Effectively prioritize and implement the plan.
  • Accomplish subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets and measurements of results.  Allocates resources, drives accountability, reviews progress and makes mid-course corrections.
  • Coordinate efforts by establishing cross functional policies and practices; coordinate actions with corporate staff where appropriate.
  • Build company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations and employees while enforcing ethical business practices.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Provides hands-on leadership in business development and execution.


The General Manager oversees and directs the daily operations of the site.  This includes administering a variety of business functions such as human resources, operations, sales, engineering and finance.

  • Following the organization’s goals and objectives, the GM administers policies and work-related procedures for their operational area.  This includes but is not limited to HR functions such as the employee handbook, hiring, discipline and assignment of employee responsibilities.
  • Ensure the success of daily operations by appointing supervisors and management staff in different departments.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Oversee and manage projects to ensure they are completed in accordance with project deadlines and budgets.
  • Schedule and plan projects; assign responsibilities to managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Motivate, develop, instruct and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Openly communicate with staff to be kept aware of issues that arise during projects and ensure they are resolved.
  • Prepare annual budgets for approval by other top executives of the organization.
  • Ensure that the site operates within the approved financial budget and see that goals are met.
  • Develop and execute ways to cut spending and advocate for new services, products or functions of the site in order to obtain the funding required to improve productivity and profitability.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, bench marking state of the art practices and participating in professional societies.
  • Contribute to overall team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 10+ years of total experience with 5-7 years of leadership experience in commercial/institutional construction and services. 
  • Fire protection industry experience is preferred. 
  • Fire alarm experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering or Business.  7+ years of General Management experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of General Management experience in commercial/institutional construction and services.
  • Extensive knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning with experience in the areas of staffing, resource allocation, leadership, performance management, project coordination, coaching, development of standards, financial planning, process improvement, quality management and decision making.
  • Has developed advanced written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills in building effective working relationships with customers and subordinates.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage time effectively, prioritize and work under pressure in order to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Able to identify complex problems, think critically and use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problem solving.
  • Professional attitude demonstrating outstanding character in the workplace.

This description portrays in general terms the type and levels of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.  The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

Opportunities with RCS change daily. For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at

RCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RCS provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Job Type: Management
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/7/2019

About Us

Delivering Top Talent & Nationwide Staffing Solutions for 25 YEARS!

RCS Corporation specializes in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States. RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our recruiting specialties consist of Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

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Since 1994, RCS has expanded its reach into 40+ states and is well-positioned to service employers, employees and candidates across a variety of disciplines in the Energy / Engineering / Utility Industry. We are a team of passionate people who strive to exceed expectations. Our emphasis is on excellent work ethic, accountability, transparency, effective communication and safety.

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