Palominas Fire District
Location: Palominas, AZ
WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU? A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
The Palominas Fire District invites applications for the position of Fire Chief. We are seeking a strong and true public servant to lead our personnel in providing outstanding Fire and Emergency Medical Services. If you have a history as a proven leader in the Fire/EMS service, we encourage you to explore this opportunity.
WHO ARE WE? THE PALOMINAS FIRE DISTRICT
PFD is a combination career/volunteer department with 12 full time employees, 10 reserves/recruits, and a small cadre of volunteers, and is located in the community of Palominas in southern Arizona. Currently, the District operates out of 1 full-time station and 2 unmanned stations with minimum staffing of 3 on duty each day. PFD runs close to 500 calls per year, and serves approximately 4000 - 5000 residents and visitors in an 87-square mile area.
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? AN OVERVIEW OF THE JOB
The Fire Chief reports directly to the Palominas Fire District Governing Board, and directly manages three shift supervisors and an Office Manager. Departmental functions including fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public education, and administration. The salary range for the position is $75,000 - $90,000, DOE. A complete job description and additional information regarding the position is available on the District website noted below.
WHO ARE WE SEEKING? THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for the position of Fire Chief for PFD will be an experienced officer with a background in Fire/EMS operations, preferably in a combination career/volunteer Fire District setting. The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the employees, volunteers, the Board of Directors, and all other stakeholders, as well as the ability to demonstrate a strong professional leadership presence and a proven track record of sound fiscal, operational, and management skills.
Education and Experience Requirements:
· An Associate's degree from an accredited university or college in Business Administration, Public Administration, Fire Science, or other related field (consideration may be given to a candidate who possesses significant related education);
· 15 years of Fire/EMS experience, including at least 5 years in Fire/EMS operational management, preferably at the Battalion Chief level or above; experience in a fire district setting preferred
· Demonstrated ability in the development and management of budgets in excess of $1M
HOW TO APPLY? THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested applicants may download a complete information/application packet, including the job description and application process, from the PFD website: www.palominasfireboard.com.
Application deadline: April 5, 2013