Fire Chief: Lincoln Charter Township Michigan Deadline: October 7, 2016


Fire Chief

Deadline: October 7, 2016

Job Description:

Lincoln Charter Township is located in Southwest Michigan, Berrien County, and is a vibrant, proud community with a hometown feel and exceptional services.

Since the 1960’s, the Township has become a prized residential area as well as providing a welcoming environment to industry, and a resort for tourists. Lincoln Township has benefited from a historically well-organized planning commission, and now enjoys a healthy mix of residents and commercial/industrial entrepreneurs.

Following a comprehensive analysis of the Fire Department organization, the Township has authorized the hiring of their first full-time Fire Chief. This exciting time for the organization is a prime opportunity for an experienced leader to join the Township’s executive management team.


The Lincoln Charter Township is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, progressive, experienced leader to lead the Fire Department.

The ideal candidate should have experience in leading paid-on-call firefighters. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of fire suppression, rescue, and fire prevention principles. Considerable knowledge of administrative fire department requirements including budget preparation, grant writing, retention and recruitment of paid on call firefighters, and plan review experiences, are highly desirable. The candidate should posses skills to be a good communicator, be effective in collaboration with other Township Departments, being visible in the community as the Department Head, and be an approachable, confident leader. An advanced degree in fire science management is desired and the candidate should be certified, or demonstrate the equivalency, as Fire Officer II, ICS 400, Fire Prevention/Inspector/Plan Reviewer, and a Fire Investigator. Attainment of equivalent Michigan Certification programs will be required within a reasonable period of time after appointment.

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

Town’s Website Click HERE

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