Job Postings

Fire Chief
City of Brooklyn Park, MN

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (est. pop. 81,460) is seeking a Fire Chief with a strategic focus and a deep passion and vision for fire services to lead the Brooklyn Park Fire Department.  The sixth largest city in Minnesota with a population that is 51% diverse, Brooklyn Park is located in the northwest quadrant of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.  In 2015 the department transitioned from a paid-on call to a combination staffing department; the department has 25 full-time and 31 paid-on-call firefighter/EMTs and a $5.1 million budget.  The Fire Chief provides department leadership and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the department; it also acts as the City’s Fire Marshal and Emergency Manager.

The position requires a minimum of 10 years of continuous fire service employment and 5 years of increasingly responsible command and management experience at the Executive Officer level (as a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Division Chief, or Battalion Chief).  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, public administration or a related field is strongly desired.  Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Minnesota Firefighter and hold Minnesota EMT and Emergency Manager certifications or equivalent.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of fire services and demonstrate strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills in building a cohesive organizational culture.  Experience in department administration, budgeting and human resources is required; experience working in a labor environment is strongly desired. 

Salary range is $107,224 to $145,080; starting salary DOQ/E. Comprehensive benefits package available, including participation in the PERA Police and Fire pension plan.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/.  This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by March 12. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@springsted.com  or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile).


Firefighter/Paramedic
City of Watertown

The Watertown Fire Department is currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Watertown. The Watertown Fire Department is looking for energetic personnel that are dedicated to providing public service in areas of fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education. Starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $50,201 per year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License
  • Graduated from High School or have equivalency
  • Pass written test and interview process
  • Pass all medical and psychological requirements

Requirements at Time of Hire:

  • Wisconsin Firefighter II certification (or ability to obtain Wisconsin certification through reciprocity)
  • Wisconsin Paramedic license (or ability to obtain Wisconsin licensure through reciprocity)

Apply At:

City of Watertown Website http://www.ci.watertown.wi.us/employment_application.php to download application and instructions. Application Deadline is March 16, 2018.

Timeline:

  • Application Deadline; Friday March 16, 2018
  • Written Test; Saturday March 24, 2018 at 9 am
  • Oral Interviews; the during the week of April 2, 2018
  • List established; April 9, 2018

Questions:

Please direct all questions pertaining to the application process to Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld at kbiefeld@cityofwatertown.org or by calling 920-261-3610


Fire Chief
Mosinee Fire District

The Mosinee Fire District located in north central Wisconsin is currently seeking applications for the position of Fire Chief. The Mosinee Fire District operates under an intergovernmental agreement and consists of the City of Mosinee and the Towns of Bergen, Knowlton, and Mosinee. The Fire Chief is responsible for directing and supervising a department consisting of 1 full-time Deputy Chief, 1 full-time Captain and 43 paid on call Firefighters and EMTs, with an annual budget of $665,000.

The minimal positon requirements include:

 

  • Wisconsin Certified Firefighter I & II, Driver/Operator – Pumper, Fire Inspector I, Fire Officer I, and Emergency Services Instructor I
  • Current Wisconsin licensed or National Registry EMT IV Technician or higher
  • Current National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800
  • Ten (10) years of continuous responsible experience in a department comparable with the Mosinee Fire District or larger, with the most recent five (5) years as an officer in an administrative and command capacity role
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or ability to obtain one with six (6) months

The following education is also preferred: an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science or EMS related fields, Wisconsin certified Fire Officer II.Chief would be required to maintain residency within 15 miles of the Mosinee Fire District per state statute within one year (12 months) after employment commences.

Successful candidates are subject to background investigation, physical and psychological exams, and drug screening.

The annual starting salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000 (DOQ). The Mosinee Fire District also offers an excellent benefit package including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Application packets are available on-line at the City of Mosinee’s web page (http://www.mosinee.wi.us/) or can be picked up in person at the Mosinee Fire District Station, 601 S. Rangeline Rd. or at the Mosinee City Hall, 225 Main St., Mosinee, WI 54455. All applications must be returned along with a letter of introduction and current resume. Application information should be addressed to: Mosinee Fire District Chairperson and must be dropped off at the Mosinee City Hall no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018 or postmarked no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Confidentiality must be requested by the applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists. The Mosinee Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Fire Chief
Town of Gibraltar

The Town of Gibraltar is a beautiful, vibrant area on the northern Door County peninsula, described as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest" and one of the most attractive places to live and visit. The Town also includes Chambers and Strawberry Islands. Gibraltar is governed by a five-member Town Board. The Town provides a variety of services, including law enforcement and fire protection. Other public services include the highly regarded Gibraltar Area Schools, the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport, and the Peninsula Park, the largest state park in Wisconsin.  

Located in the Town is the urban community of Fish Creek, famous for its historic sites, shops, art galleries and schools, YMCA, and abundant restaurants and accommodations.Gibraltar has a year round population of 1,068. During the summer months, Gibraltar is a very popular visitor destination and the population increases approximately five-fold.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service
The Department has two stations, the main station on the Peninsula and a secondary station on Chambers Island. The Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. It is staffed by twelve active volunteers. In addition to residential and commercial properties, the Department is responsible for the Gibraltar Area Schools, the Airport, and the YMCA. In 2017 the Department had 228 calls, including approximately 125 EMS calls.

The Department is seeking a full-time Fire Chief to increase its capacity to respond to the growing workload and the increasing complexity of providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.

Fire Chief Position Description

Under the general direction of the Gibraltar Town Board, the Fire Chief shall plan, organize, direct, supervise, and participate in all activities of the Fire Department, including, but not limited to: incident response, fire suppression, emergency medical services, public education, fire inspection, disaster planning and response, and maintenance and management of equipment and physical facilities. The chief will serve as a working firefighter.

The Fire Chief is responsible for the management and administration of the Department, budget development and management; the continued development of the Department in terms of service capacity and delivery; and recruitment, development, and supervision of personnel.

The Fire Chief is appointed by the Gibraltar Town Board and reports to the Board concerning budget, employment, and disciplinary matters. It is expected that the Fire Chief will reside within a fifteen mile radius of the Town. The complete position description can be found at www.townofgibraltar.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review this description.

Qualifications

Applicants must have successful experience in a department comparable to the Gibraltar Fire Department or larger, including experience as a chief officer. They must be certified as a Firefighter I and Firefighter II, Driver/Operator, and EMS Responder and qualify for other certifications within various time periods.

Salary

$50,000 to $65,000 plus benefits

How to apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to:  Public Administration Associates, PO Box 282, Oshkosh Wisconsin 54903 or paassoc@northnet.net. Inquiries should be addressed to James Austad, phone 929-379-8036.

Application Deadline

April 2, 2018


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