Fire Chief

City of Paso Robles

Location: Paso Robles, CA

The City of Paso Robles is a community of over 31,000 residents nestled in the scenic coastal mountain range of central California. Situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in San Luis Obispo County, 17 miles due east from the coast, Paso Robles is one of California’s best kept secrets.  With over 200 wineries nearby and a bustling downtown with a variety of excellent restaurants and quality retail, Paso Robles is fast becoming one of the most desirable and yet relatively affordable places to visit and live.

The new Fire Chief will join a proud organization with a rich history in providing exceptional fire service and a tradition of excellence in protecting and serving the community. The Fire Chief has responsibility over all activities involving fire prevention, suppression, fire safety, medical care, hazardous materials and emergency preparedness, and administration.  The Chief reports to the City Manager, serves as a valued member of the City’s executive management team, and must reflect the management values consistent with the progressive, team-oriented and collegial executive leadership group that works collaboratively and effectively in addressing all city priorities.  

The new Fire Chief will be a progressive, creative and inspirational leader and positive role model, with strong operational management and administration skills. The selected candidate will have three or more years of command and administrative experience at the Battalion Chief level or higher, and possess a broad knowledge of fire services, emergency management and expertise in emergency medical services. A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in fire science, public/business administration, or a closely related field is required.  The salary for this position is up to $171,569 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by May 12, 2017. 

Bill Avery
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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