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Fire Chief
Village of Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg, IL (population 74,227; daytime population 150,000), is a dynamic, progressive community located 23 miles northwest of Chicago and 10 miles west of O’Hare International Airport in the heart of the northwest suburbs. Positioned at the epicenter of two major interstates, I-290 and I-90, Schaumburg is a thriving economic center that is home to more business in Illinois than any other community outside of Chicago and includes the corporate headquarters of Zurich American Insurance and Motorola Solutions.

Beyond holding the distinction as the economic center of the northwest suburbs, Schaumburg is a community of neighbors with first-rate services and amenities offering those who live there a high-quality life. Amenities in this village that encompasses just over 19 square miles include excellent schools, the second largest public library in Illinois -Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg Boomers baseball, and the award-winning Schaumburg Park District featuring the 135 acre Spring Valley Nature Center. The village is also home to the Prairie Center for the Arts, which hosts local entertainment as well as international touring acts.

While Schaumburg is probably best known for iconic Woodfield Mall, which is the 12th largest mall in the U.S. with 300 stores, the village also has 67 shopping centers, 220 restaurants and 30 hotels including the Schaumburg Convention Center, which attracts tourism to Schaumburg in the form of visitors, events and large exhibition shows.

Schaumburg is seeking a seasoned leader to fill the role of Fire Chief, a position that will manage and guide the second largest municipal fire department in Cook County.

He or she will promote a strong, transparent and inclusive leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and consistent accountability. The future Chief will be knowledgeable of current trends bringing innovation, contemporary and fresh ideas to the department while demonstrating a high level of experience in assessing fire and EMS service models.

This position reports to the Village Manager and works as an integral part of the executive management team. The Fire Department has a budget of $24.2 million, a total staff of 136 employees and five fire stations. The department employs 122 full-time sworn personnel including the Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, 1 Battalion Chief, 5 Captains, 21 Lieutenants and 93 full-time firefighter/paramedics.

In 2016, the Fire Department responded to 8,400 incidents of which 2,800 were fire-related and 5,600 were EMS-related. The department has an ISO rating of 2 and with accreditation work well underway, anticipates achieving accredited status in 2018. For more information about the Village of Schaumburg and the Fire Department, visit the village’s website at www.villageofschaumburg.com.

Successful candidates will:

  • Demonstrate a minimum seven to ten year commitment to successful supervision of a complex emergency response service operation including fire, ambulance, hazardous materials, underwater rescue and recovery, high angle, trench and confined space rescue.  Key management priorities include implementing the recently adopted department strategic plan and maintaining department accreditation status once it is achieved.
  • Display a willingness and capacity to develop and support a high performance organization.
  • Exhibit a command of the principles and practices of fire department operations and fire administration theory and techniques.
  • Possess highly developed oral and written communication skills and a proficiency in standard office technology.
  • Ideally candidates will have a master’s degree in Fire Science Management or related field, however a highly qualified candidate, who possesses a bachelor ’s degree and extensive fire management experience, may be considered.  If the selected candidate does not currently have a master’s degree, he or she will be required to obtain one within the first three to five years of employment.
  • Minimum of seven to nine years of progressively responsible experience in firefighting, fire rescue, fire prevention and education, with three to five years of fire management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. 
  • Residency is not required but strongly preferred; At a minimum, the successful candidate will need to live within fifteen (15) miles from the corporate boundary of the Village within twelve (12) months of hire date.

Starting salary range is $140,000 - $160,000  DOQ.  An attractive benefits package will also be offered. Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by April 21, 2017 to the attention of Heidi Voorhees or Kathleen Rush, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3243.

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Deputy Chief Support Services/Mechanic 
City of Verona

Salary range is 65,907 to 81,881 annually DOQ with excellent benefits package
Online application and job description with requirements are available on the City’s website at www.ci.verona.wi.us
Questions can be directed to Fire Chief Joe Giver at 608-497-2901 or email joe.giver@ci.verona.wi.us

Application deadline is May 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

The City of Verona is accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Support Services/Mechanic for the City Fire Department. This is a combination department that consists of nine career staff including the Fire Chief, 2 Deputy Chiefs, 3 Lieutenants, and 3 Firefighter(s), part-time staff of 2 Assistant Chiefs, Captain, 3 Lieutenants, and up to 40 Paid-On-Call and 30 Paid-On-Premise Firefighters. The Deputy Chief of Support Services/Mechanic is a FLSA exempt position that has a flexible schedule working 24 hours on Thursdays and two 8 hour day shifts a week, and the career Lieutenants and Firefighter(s) will work 24 on 48 off shift augmented by the Paid-On-Premise and Paid-On-Call staff. The online application and Job Description with requirements are available from the City’s website at www.ci.verona.wi.us and for more information on the Department visit www.veronafire.com Equal Opportunity Employer

The Verona Fire Department is a suburban combination Fire Department located in Dane County, Wisconsin on the southwest side of the City of Madison the State Capital and the second largest City in the state. The City of Verona Fire Department also provides fire and rescue services to the Town of Verona with a combined population of 13,311 and covers 32 square miles out of one station. In addition, responds and assists Paramedics on EMS calls.

Verona is a growing, vibrant community with many recreational, cultural, and business amenities. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent schools, and the small-town feel. We are a center for recreation in the region which serves as a crossroads for the Military Ridge State Bike Trail and the National Ice Age Trail. These trails, which run right through the heart of Verona, provide a wonderful natural setting with bicycle and walking connections to Madison and other area communities. Hundreds of acres of parkland are located in and around Verona and it is also a great place for business from the specialty shops in our downtown to the corporate headquarters of a worldwide healthcare software company which is the second largest employer in Dane County with approximately 6,000 employees daily.  In addition, the Town of Verona has a rich rural heritage with natural resources including over 70 percent of the lands are actively farmed. Portions of the town are wooded and have glacial terminal moraine, as well as other predominant features such as the Badger Mill Creek and the Sugar River. 


Captain Full-time
Mosinee Fire District 


The Mosinee Fire District is accepting applications for Captain. 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 position is responsible for directing and supervising a department consisting of a full-time Chief, Deputy Chief and 50 paid on call Firefighters and EMT’s. This position will require responding on fire and ambulance calls.

Minimum position requirements include (please see full job description for qualifications):

  1. Possess and maintain Wisconsin State Fire Fighter II certification.
  2. Possess and maintain Wisconsin State Motor Pump Operator. (or currently be enrolled in class)
  3. Possess and maintain Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - AEMT or higher.
  4. Possess and maintain Entry Level Officer. (Must have Wisconsin State Certified Fire Officer 1 within one year of hire)
  5. Possess and maintain at least one of the following: Emergency Services Instructor I, Fire Inspector I. (Must have one within one year of hire)
  6. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operators License.
  7. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the fire/rescue/EMS field.

Successful candidates may be subject to multiple interviews, assessment center, background investigation, and drug screening.

The annual starting salary range for this position is $16.25hr ($35,600) - $19.58hr ($42,900) (DOQ) plus full retirement and health benefits.This position works a 4 day on and 4 day off schedule with 12 hour shifts.

Applications and a complete job description are available on-line at the Mosinee Fire District’s web page (www.mosineefiredistrict.org/), or can be picked up in person at Mosinee Fire District Station #1 (601 S. Rangeline Rd.) or at the Mosinee City Hall (225 Main St.). All applications must be returned along with a letter of introduction and current resume.  Application information must be dropped off or mailed to the Mosinee Fire Department no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, April 28th. For questions, contact Chief Jennings at 715-693-2059 or by email at djennings@mosineefiredistrict.org.

The Mosinee Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Firefighter/EMT
City of Kenosha 


General Overview of Position
Work Schedule: Twenty-four (24) hours on duty followed by forty-eight (48) hours off duty

This position is represented by Local 414 of the International Association of Firefighters (AFL-CIO-CLC) and is covered by a fair share agreement.

This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications.  Firefighter recruitments are conducted approximately every two years.  This recruitment will establish an eligibility list of qualified applicants that will be considered for any Firefighter vacancies that occur between late 2017 through 2018 unless the list is replaced or extended by the Police & Fire Commission, or ten (10) or fewer names remain on the list. 

Appointed incumbents are on probation for a full calendar year after completion of basic recruit training and may be removed without cause and without any right of appeal.  Appointed incumbents must obtain a Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) license within two years of their hire date and maintain such EMT throughout the term of their employment.  Failure to maintain the EMT license shall subject the appointed incumbent to termination.  Appointed incumbents also, at the discretion of the City, may be required to obtain and maintain a paramedic certification within an eight (8) year period.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the paramedic training when assigned or failure to maintain any required paramedic license or certificate shall subject the appointed incumbent to termination.  

Incumbents hired must comply with all departmental policies and procedures.

Residency requirement: Prior to the completion of the probationary period, applicants must reside within Kenosha County, Racine County (except the Town of Waterford; however the Village of Waterford is acceptable), Franklin, Oak Creek, or South Milwaukee. The incumbent of this position is required to maintain such residency during the term of employment. 

More information can be found online, here


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