Fire Chief/Fire Warden

San Bernardino County

Location: San Bernardino, CA

The County of San Bernardino is recruiting nationally for a dynamic and highly experienced Fire Chief/Fire Warden to manage the day-to-day operational challenges of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. This at-will position is hired by and reports to the County CEO and is part of the County’s executive leadership team. The San Bernardino County Fire Department is an all risk/full-service fire department that covers over 19,000 square miles, operates 69 fire stations/facilities and provides emergency services to 64 communities, 11 cities and towns, and all unincorporated areas in the County (2.1 million population) with diverse service zones that include urbanized areas, mountains, forests, deserts, and rivers. The Department has approximately 1,000 firefighters, administrators, and support personnel and an annual operating budget of approximately $260.5 million for fiscal year 2019.

This position requires significant and progressively responsible executive fire command experience in a large and complex fire department, emergency management department, or other public safety executive level position for a large metropolitan area. A Bachelor’s degree is desired. An advanced degree is preferred in combination with a track record of success.

The annual salary for this position is up to $219,482 dependent on qualifications and experience. The County also offers additional compensation to include an annual auto allowance of $14,600, an annual cellphone allowance of $2,400, and an annual On Call Duty compensation of $4,800. The County offers vacation leave up to 4 weeks annually with a cash-out option up to $16,392 and administrative leave of 80 hours annually with a cash-out option up to $8,196. Additional information regarding the total compensation and benefits for this position can be found on the Ralph Andersen & Associates’ website.

Candidates should apply by June 7, 2019. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

See Attached: Job Brochure 

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