Job Postings

Fire Chief
City of Sheboygan, WI

The City of Sheboygan is seeking a candidate for the position of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for leading a team of professionals with delivering quality professional services including protecting lives and property from fire and harm through code enforcement, education, emergency and non-emergency services. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in Fire Science, Emergency Management or related fields is required, Master’s Degree is preferred. Fifteen years of progressive work experience is required with and at least five years supervisory experience as a Fire Chief, Lieutenant or higher in a paid municipal fire department. The salary range for this position (depending on qualifications) is $103,542 - $140,108 per year.

Benefits
The City of Sheboygan offers a competitive and generous benefits package including paid time off, health, dental, vision and life insurance, disability insurances and a team- oriented work environment.

Retirement
Employees receive pension benefits through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). This is a 50/50 contribution/match program. For more information, please visit etf.wi.gov.

Culture
The City of Sheboygan is a public sector employer that employs talented individuals in various positions including a dynamic leadership team under the direction of the City Administrator.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall administration of the Fire Department, including the discipline, effectiveness, safety and efficiency of personnel.
  • Delegates duties to supervisory personnel and directs supervisory personnel in maintaining an effective department.

  • Responsible, through subordinate personnel, for training and development of all personnel, including methods of firefighting, emergency medical systems and use of equipment.

  • Evaluates the performance, effectiveness and/or productivity of all personnel and departmental functions.

  • Organizes and directs fire prevention, inspection and firefighting activities at large fires and emergencies.

  • Develops and executes policies, rules and regulations and general orders for administering the various activities of the department.

  • Directs the preparation of the department budget.

For the entire position description, please visit www.sheboyganwi.gov/jobs.

Firefighter/Paramedic
Village of Caledonia, WI

The Village of Caledonia Fire Department, Racine County, Wisconsin (POP. 24,918) is seeking highly motivated, dedicated fire service personnel to establish an eligibility list for the position of full time Firefighter/Paramedic.  The Village of Caledonia Fire Department is a full service fire and paramedic level emergency medical services department staffed by 40 career firefighters serving the Villages of Caledonia, Wind Point and North Bay.

Applicants must provide proof of the following: 

(a) Valid Driver’s License, 
(b) High School or Equivalency Diploma, 
(c) WI State or National Registry – Paramedic Certification, 
(d) State of Wisconsin Certified Firefighter II 
(e) Current Candidate Physical Ability Test Certification (CPAT) at time of applying.

Those candidates possessing other pertinent certifications and/or training will receive additional consideration.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must successfully pass oral interviews, medical exam and background investigation.  2017 starting wage is $51,133.22.  Residency within the State of Wisconsin and within thirty miles of Caledonia Fire Department Station 10 located at 9433 Northwestern Ave. is required to be employed and to maintain employment with the Village.

Applications may be obtained online at www.caledoniawi.com or at the Caledonia Fire Department Administration Office, 6900 Nicholson Rd. from 8am – 5pm.

Completed applications and copies of appropriate licenses and certifications must be received by 4:00 PM, April 5, 2019 at the Fire Department 6900 Nicholson Rd.

The Village of Caledonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Fire Chief
Fayetteville, NC

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (POP. 210,000) - Fayetteville, NC is one of the most family-friendly, patriotic, and diverse communities in America. They are proud to be home to Fort Bragg, the Army’s headquarters for Airborne and Special Operations forces, and Pope Air Field. It is also home to the Army Forces Command making the 57,000 military, 11,000 civilian employees and 23,000 family members one of the largest military complexes in the world.

Located in Cumberland County, the City is more than 250 years old and steeped in history. The City’s 100 square miles include a historic downtown shopping area, numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, and award-winning golf courses. The City is seeking experienced chief officers with strong leadership skills as candidates for its next Fire Chief. 

The City is constantly growing, changing and supporting more than 210,000 residents, making it the sixth largest City in North Carolina.  With a median age of 30.7, Fayetteville is filled with the energy of young adults and families with young children. Conveniently located within a couple hours’ drive of Myrtle Beach and other popular east coast beaches, families can make day trips to the ocean or they can head north to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend of camping, fishing or hiking.

The Fire Department is staffed by 332 sworn personnel, with a total budgeted staff of 339. The department provides services from 17 fire stations with full Fire, EMS, Community Risk Reduction, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting as well as Emergency Management and Special Teams Operations. The department responded to 30,443 calls in 2018. The Department is accredited through the Commission on Fire Service Accreditation international, one of 258 departments nationally and one of only 73 agencies with an ISO rating of “Class 1” rating. The department has an operating budget of $29,305,622 (2019). 

The successful candidate will provide:

  • Leadership:  Be dedicated to becoming an effective leader and building collaborative and positive relationships with other staff members and outside organizations in the region. 
  • Innovation: Provide fresh ideas for alternative service delivery and forecasting for service calls and improved response times as well as providing new ideas for increasing diversity within the department.
  • Enthusiasm: Provide focused energy and enthusiasm for managing projects that require involvement across multiple service areas and have a true passion for service to the community.

Other desired attributes include:

  • Desire to be part of a great team with a continued focus on local and regional issues.
  • A complete understanding of the Accreditation process and how to successfully maintain Accreditation.
  • Strong background in providing leadership through succession planning and mentoring. 

Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university.  Experience and demonstrated success in a fire command leadership position are required.  A Master’s Degree and 10-years of supervisory experience as a chief officer in fire department operations and administration are preferred.  Completion or enrollment with a completion date in the National Fire Academy Executive Officers certification is desired.  The hiring salary range for this position is $115,000 - $140,000 depending on experience/qualifications.  The City of Fayetteville offers an attractive benefits package.  Residency is required.  Interested professionals should submit resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by March 15, 2019 attention Sarah McKee, Vice-President at: www.GovHRjobs.com.

Electronic submissions are required.  THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, NC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Community Risk Reduction Education Specialist
City of La Crosse

The City of La Crosse is recruiting for the position of Community Risk Reduction Education Specialist. This position is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of public education and volunteer programs for the Fire Department, Fire Prevention and Building Safety Division. This position manages and coordinates educational programs, special events, and volunteer programs as well as interfacing with the media regarding programs, and other City safety education related issues. An incumbent in this class serves as an information resource to the community and will train and direct the Community Risk Reduction Education programs as related to program areas and may oversee the work of volunteers. The position reports to the Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention and Building Safety.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Business Management, Marketing Relations, Communications or related field. Considerable experience (2-5 years desired) in progressively responsible public safety or community education programs, social work, counseling, public relations or marketing, involving public contact. Experience and/or training in public speaking. Starting wage for this non-exempt position is $26.69 - $30.56 depending on qualifications.

The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. The City of La Crosse supports attaining a representative workforce and workplace equity. Start date for this position is projected to be 7/1/2019.

Applications are accepted until position filled. Application materials and job information can be obtained at www.cityoflacrosse.org/hr/jobs. To be considered submit a completed City of La Crosse employment application to:

City of La Crosse Human Resources Department 400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone (608) 789-7595

Visit our website at www.cityoflacrosse.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

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