Fire Chief

Yreka Fire Department

Location: Yreka, CA

The City of Yreka (pronounced ‘wy-ree-ka’) is located in northern California, just 22 miles south of the Oregon border. Founded in 1857, during the California gold rush, Yreka is the largest full-service community in Siskiyou County. Yreka serves as the County seat and operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Today, the City is home to 7,659 residents and encompasses approximately 10 square miles.

Currently, the Fire Department consists of about 20 volunteer members, managed by a Volunteer Chief and Executive Board. Yreka's volunteer firefighters currently respond to approximately 1,500-plus incidents per year and provide mutual aid to surrounding communities. An organizational assessment of the Yreka Volunteer Fire Department was completed in February 2019. As a result of that study, recommendations and improvement goals were identified, including the recruitment of a full-time Fire Chief. These improvements will ensure the Department can continue to meet the community’s fire and emergency needs, into the future.

As the Department’s first full-time Fire Chief, the prospective Chief will have the unique opportunity to work with our dedicated volunteers, while helping shape the future of fire service and facilities in the City of Yreka.

Yreka Fire Chief Application (REQUIRED)
Yreka Fire Chief Brochure
Yreka Fire Chief Job Description

Salary: $93,891.00 Midpoint. Starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The City also includes an excellent benefits package.

Please submit a signed and completed applicationresumecover letter, and any other relevant supporting documentation no later than 5:00PM PST on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Application materials must be sent electronically, with return receipt request (if available), to:

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