Fire Chief

County of Marin

Location: Marin County, CA
Located in the North Bay Area across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Marin County is a dynamic community of 250,000 well-educated and involved residents. From its tidelands to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, Marin enjoys a high quality of life marked by beautiful beaches, groves of redwoods and oaks, rolling foothills, and scenic valleys.  The County is known for its combination of rural and suburban lifestyles.
The Marin County Fire Department provides a full range of fire services within its three divisions of Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services and Administration.  The department operates on an annual budget of almost $19M with an FTE allocation of 86.  During the next several years, a key focus will be improving existing fire facilities.  Another key area is leadership related to disaster and emergency preparedness and knowledge of emergency communications and protocol.
The ideal candidate must be a progressive leader who embraces cultural, racial and gender diversity and creates an environment that facilitates and supports that direction.  The new Chief will have at least four years of management experience at a command staff level equal to or higher than the County of Marin Fire Administration Battalion Chief.  The new Chief must also possess or be able to obtain Chief Fire Officer Certification within 24 months of appointment.  The annual salary range is $163,758 - $180,544, DOQ.  To be considered, submit your letter of interest, resume, current salary and five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura by September 7, 2012. A formal job announcement is available on our website at
Paul Kimura
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Fax: 408-399-4423

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