Fire Chief / Emergency Planning Coordinator

Location: Mariposa County, CA

– Mariposa County, CA. $83,122 annually plus excellent benefits. This position plans, coordinates, directs and evaluates the services, programs and activities of the Fire Department; serves as County Fire Marshal and oversees fire prevention, suppression and investigation operations and the enforcement of all fire and related building codes; prepares and implements the County’s emergency plan as the Emergency Planning Coordinator; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Minimum Qualifications:




High school diploma or GED equivalent. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public safety, business or public administration, or closely related field is desirable. 




Seven years of increasingly responsible full-time equivalent volunteer or paid fire service experience, including at least four years in a supervisory or management capacity. Experience working in an Office of Emergency Services government agency is highly desirable.

Additional Requirements:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Under certain circumstances, the Human Resources Director may accept a valid driver’s license from another state if applicant acknowledges his/her intent to acquire a California driver’s license within three months by signing an acknowledgement form.

Possession of a valid State of California Fire Officer Certificate or equivalent from another State.

Possession of a valid State Fire Marshall Level I Instructor Certificate or equivalent from another State.

Possession of a valid State Fire Marshall Chief Officer Fire Certificate or an Executive Fire Officer Certificate from the National Fire Academy or a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence .

Possession of a valid CPR and first-aid certificate.


Must pass a pre-employment physical.

For an application package contact Mariposa County Human Resources at 209-742-1380 or visit Mail your completed Job Application and Supplemental Application to: Mariposa County Human Resources, P.O. Box 784, Mariposa, CA 95338. Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 7, 2013. EOE

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