Fire Chief

City of Gladstone

Location: Gladstone, OR

The City of Gladstone is hiring a Fire Chief to provide solid leadership to the employees of the Fire Department and maintain vigilance on the evolving needs of the community.

The Fire Department has an adjusted biennial 2017-2019 budget of $3,527,318 and is comprised of six career administrative personnel and 24 paid-on-call firefighters who respond to approximately 1600 annual calls for service covering three square miles and serving a population of approximately 12,000.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Public Administration or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or graduation from the Fire Command Administration or the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Program is preferred. Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a Fire Department, with a minimum of five (5) years in a leadership position such as Captain, Battalion Chief or high authority. Certification as an EMT-B or higher.

Annual salary range: $101,880-$123,840 DOQ, with excellent benefits. The application packet may be downloaded from the City’s website, or obtained from: Gladstone City Hall, Human Resources, 525 Portland, Avenue, Gladstone, OR 97027. Closes:  February 1, 2019. Finalists selected to participate in the full recruitment process should expect to spend multiple days in mid-late February in the Gladstone area.

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