Fire Chief: Elburn and Countryside FPD Illinois Deadline: September 9, 2016


Fire Chief

Deadline: September 9, 2016

Salary: $130,000+/- DOQ Annually

Job Description:

Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District – Fire Chief – The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) is seeking its next Fire Chief to lead the Fire District.

The Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the Village of Elburn, Village of Lilly Lake, Village of Virgil, Village of Campton Hills, unincorporated Kane County and multiple large subdivisions such as Mill Creek and the Windings along with many others. ECFPD provides several other services, which include but are not limited to fire prevention, fire investigation, public education, rural water supply operations, an Explorer Program and specialized rescue that includes: confined space, trench rescue and hazardous materials. The Fire Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. The Fire District has a budget of $8.3M with 30 full time and 39 part-time employees. Candidates should have thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical services principals, practices, techniques, and equipment. Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration, personnel and collective bargaining policies and practices, staff supervision, evaluation and professional development is highly desirable. Well-developed communication skills and the proven ability to exhibit a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community, and employees are necessary. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, or a closely related field and ten years of Fire or Emergency Medical Service work experience, of which three years must have been equivalent to a Battalion Chief or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


$130,000+/- DOQ with excellent benefits. Send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by September 9, 2016 to attention Sarah McKee, Vice President, GovHR USA. TEL: 847/867-5151;

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

District’s Website Click HERE



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