Chief Watts began his career with the department in 1996. He promoted to Captain in 2003 where he served as a Special Projects Coordinator and Company Officer until promoting to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2016. Chief Watts was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief over Support Services on August 26, 2019.
Watts also serves as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Farmington (AR) Volunteer Fire Department and a Field Coordinator for the Washington County (AR) Department of Emergency Management. He serves as the one of the Arkansas State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force team leaders and is an instructor with the Arkansas State Fire Academy.