Fire Chief: Roselle, Illinois Deadline July 3, 2015

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Fire Chief

Deadline: July 3, 2015

Salary: $120,000 – $139,513

Job Requirements:

  • Have a proven successful background in Emergency Services/Fire Department(s) with increasingly responsible supervisory and managerial experience in a command capacity.
  • Not be “tradition bound” but a fire service professional who has the experience and reputation for being an innovator and capable “change agent” using forward looking approaches in providing fire and emergency medical services in the protection of life and property for the community.
  • Have a minimum of five-(5) years of experience in a supervisory and/or managerial capacity. Must have or held an EMT license as well as worked in an integrated Fire/EMS organization.
  • Have sufficient experience and ability to accurately evaluate operational performance, adequacy of staffing and appropriateness of organizational structure toward superior performance of the Department mission.
  • Have experience and understanding of modern operation techniques, methods and practices relating to fire suppression, fire prevention and inspection, EMS, training, public education and administration.
  • Have knowledge and experience in the area of personnel management, including recruitment, training, promoting, disciplining, and terminating employees in a unionized combination department.
  • Have experience working with and effectively participating in contract negotiations and labor relations. Experience in creating and maintaining positive labor relations.
  • Have experience in developing positive, cooperative, and supportive relationships with other fire departments and EMS facilities at the local, state and federal level.
  • Have experience in preparing and controlling budgets and have a background in cost-effective administration of human and financial resources.
  • Have experience in long-range planning and the establishment and implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Have demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected and appointed officials and members of the general public.
  • Must be able to work as a team with Village administration and other department heads.
  • Be computer literate and knowledgeable about technology appropriate to emergency operations and activities.

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply by 5PM on Friday, July 3, 2015 with resume, cover letter, and responses to Fire Chief pre-interview questions addressed to Jeffrey D. O’Dell, Village Administrator at The Fire Chief pre-interview questions can be found at:



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