Job Postings

Fire Rescue Chief
Village of McFarland, WI

The Village of McFarland (pop. 7,839), located in the dynamic Madison metro area of Dane County, is seeking a leader for a recently restructured organization where both the Fire and EMS services report to the same Chief. The Fire has 44 paid on call members and several part-time employees. EMS operates two ambulances at the EMT-Intermediate Technician (EMT-Advanced in future) level. It has five full-time EMT/combination positions and 32 paid on call members. The service territory of the Fire and EMS include the Village of McFarland and parts of the Towns of Dunn and Pleasant Springs.

Qualified candidates shall possess a minimum of five years of significant responsible and varied senior management experience in the fire and EMS services. The experience should include significant responsibility for the development and administration of fire and EMS programs, services and resources. Such experience would typically include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree or equivalent education and training. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Experience should include recruiting and managing Fire and EMS career, paid on-call and volunteer staff, strong oral and written communication abilities; ability to meet established physical fitness standards; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities; and working with emergency management and stakeholders.

Placement in the expected starting salary range of $76,737 to $88,248 is highly dependent on qualifications. Please contact Administrator Eric Rindfleisch for application packet at eric.rindfleisch@mcfarland.wi.us. Application materials are due no later than August 28, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. EOE.


Fire Chief
Janesville Fire Department

Janesville, WI, (63,575), a well-regarded Council-Manager community in scenic south central Wisconsin seeks experienced, creative, team-focused, and service-oriented professional to lead the Fire Department in the functions of effective and efficient risk reduction, fire and rescue, emergency medical, and special services in accordance with Federal, State, and City regulations. Responsible for 94 FTEs and a $10.4M operating budget.

Strong work ethic, integrity, proved and developed leadership, management, analytical & communication skills, adaptability and creativity essential; collaborator with problem solving skills & team building orientation; planning & organizational skills; proven ability to initiate & implement. Duties include: planning and directing the work activities and operations of the Fire Department as set forth by the City Council and City Administration, City policy, and applicable state and federal regulations. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in the fire service, with five years of supervisory experience at a department head or division head level.

Starting Salary: $105,000 firm with opportunity to earn up to a 5% increase after 6 months based on good job performance. Excellent fringe benefits. The job description and additional information may be found at: www.ci.janesville.wi.us/jobs. Only properly completed applications submitted on Janesville's HR jobs webpage will be considered. Position open until filled. August 7, 2015 first review of applications.

Qualified persons should submit a cover letter, résumé of experience and qualifications, and five professional references through the link provided above. EOE


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