Fire Chief

City of LaDue

Location: Ladue, MO

Fire Chief


The City of Ladue - a prestigious community in St. Louis County MO- is seeking an innovative leader with exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to lead the fire department as it goes through an employee transition.  Within the next year, due to retirements, the department will be undergoing significant turnover; thus, the City is seeking an individual to begin the mentoring and professional development of a changing department.


The position reports to the Mayor and to the Assistant to the Mayor, who serves as the liaison to the City.  The organizational structure requires an individual with the collaborative skills to work with the Police & Fire Commission, Mayor, Council, union, City department heads, and employees.  The Fire department provides a full range of services, including EMS at the paramedic level.


The City of Ladue covers 8.6 sq miles and serves a population of 8,600+.  The department has 32 sworn personnel.  It is located in mostly residential and includes high end retail areas.


The individual must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, employee relations, and budgetary skills together with a strong background in an integrated Fire and EMS Service (paramedic certification required at one time and experience in an integrated Fire/EMS department).  Bachelor’s degree and/or National Fire Academy EFO certification required with a min of 5 yrs demonstrated management experience in a senior management position in a predominately career department. Demonstration of labor relations and public relations experience is strongly sought, as well as ability to work cooperatively with surrounding departments.  The selected candidate must be able to complete the St. Louis County Fire Academy if not certified by the St. Louis County Fire Academy (


Salary range:  $95,000-105,000 & excellent benefits.  Apply with cover letter, resume, references, email address and current salary by October 31st to:


McGrath Consulting Group, Inc.

Code LFD

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No paper copies will be accepted


The City is an equal opportunity Employer.    All contacts regarding this position should be directed to McGrath Consulting.

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