Fire Chief: Charlottesville, Virginia Deadline June 19, 2015

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Fire Chief

Deadline: June 19, 2015

Salary: $110,000 – $140,000 Per Year

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred with strong experience in local fire service planning with designation as an Chief Fire Officer Designate or Executive Fire Officer Graduate desirable.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible local experience in fire department administration and operation is also preferred.
  • Prior experience should include involvement in day-to-day development and monitoring of project based and department level budgets, knowledge of development practice and monitoring of project performance, development and oversight of accountability, development of long-range development forecasts.
  • Strong leadership skills in building a team oriented environment including supervisory experience, experience in the successful use of technology to enhance performance and experience in a high level of concise, accurate communication with elected City and appointed officials and staff are imperative.
  • At least five (5) years of management responsibility as a chief officer must be demonstrated, with a special emphasis on municipal fire department planning and management.
  • Expertise in project reporting is expected, with a good understanding of the process.
  • Experience in serving as a prime spokesperson on fire-rescue matters, especially working with required agencies/organizations is expected. Prior Fire Chief experience is desirable.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • NIMS ICS 400 certification;
  • Within one (1) year of appointment, must reside within range of the regional 800MHz radio system (City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County). Full-Time residency within the City of Charlottesville is preferred but not required;
  • Within two (2) years of appointment, NFPA Fire Officer 1021 – Level III Certification;
  • EMS Advanced Life Support (I-Intermediate or P-Paramedic) certification preferred;
  • Executive Fire Officer Graduate preferred.

How to Apply: Application must be filled out online at the City of Charlottesville’s website. Please include in your application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five (5) work-related references with your online application.


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