Fire Chief

Lake Havasu City

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

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$106,662 to $127,670 annually

The successful candidate for Lake Havasu City's next Fire Chief is an experienced fire services administrator who possesses outstanding communication and administrative skills necessary to lead the Fire Department and advance the goals of the City. The ideal candidate has the capacity to develop a vision, strategy, and the means to lead the Fire Department in the short-term and long-term. This top executive works effectively as a leader of a team by establishing and fostering positive relationships with employees throughout the Department and places a high value on the professional development of staff. The Fire Chief works effectively as a team player with other members of the executive team to ensure the needs of the Fire Department and the City are addressed in a collaborative manner. The Fire Chief is experienced in budget management, human resources practices, and organizational development. The ideal candidate is open and honest and possesses a reputation as a firm, competent, fair, and consistent leader who earns the respect and trust of the employees and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The successful candidate holds a bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field and nine (9) years of progressively responsible public sector experience, including four (4) years as a command officer. A Master's Degree is highly desired. Any combination of education, work experience and training that provides the capacity to execute the essential functions of the position will be considered. The Fire Chief is an at-will position and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.

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