Fire Chief

City of Pinole

Location: Pinole, CA

The City of Pinole with a diverse population of 19,000 is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, on the shores of San Pablo Bay in West Contra Costa County.  Much of the land has gently rolling hills with steeper hills paralleling on the north and south.  The downtown area still retains many turn-of-the-century building stock and is being preserved by the City as a historic area.

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 position has responsibility over all activities involving fire prevention, suppression, fire safety, hazardous materials and emergency preparedness, and administration. In reporting directly to the City Manager, the Chief must provide exceptional leadership to a department and environment that has been significantly impacted by the difficult economic circumstances of the City.  He or she will also contribute to the overall City operation through active participation in the executive management team.

The selected candidate will have three or more years of command or supervisory experience in the fire service, and possess a broad knowledge of fire services, fire prevention, and emergency management.  A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in fire science, fire administration, or a closely related field is required.  An AA degree and certification as a California Chief Officer or completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Officer program may be substituted for the four-year degree requirement.  The salary for this position is up to $169,000 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 Paul Kimura by July 7, 2017.

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

See Attached: Job Brochure

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