Job Postings

Fire Chief
Oregon Area Fire/EMS District – Oregon, WI – Dane County

The Oregon Area Fire/EMS District is accepting applications for an innovative leader with exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to lead a department to meet the current and future needs of their community. The Oregon Fire Department is a combination department comprised of full-time (7) and paid on call (22) personnel and is now seeking a full-time fire chief. The Department provides fire suppression, EMS at the IV Tech level, prevention and public safety.

The District serves approximately 16,000 residents that encompasses over 44 square miles through an intergovernmental agreement. The District includes the Village of Oregon and the Towns of Oregon, Dunn, and Rutland. The Village of Oregon was originally the beginning of the Oregon Trail, and now is home to residential and retail businesses. The department averages 1,300 calls a year. The department has one station and a budget of $1 million plus. The Chief must have experience in creative staffing methodologies that align with the culture of the organization as well as providing a quality service to the community. Although the major emphasis of this position is leadership and administration, on occasion, this will be a working supervisor position.

The Fire Chief position reports to a five member Board of Commission who govern the overall operations of the department; and to a Joint Board of appointed citizens who have authority over the hiring, promotion, and discipline of the organization per WI Stats 62.13. The members of the Fire Department are represented by the IAFF.

The Fire Chief must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, employee relations, strategic planning, and budgetary skills together with a strong background in an integrated Fire and EMS Service. Bachelor's degree, and/or completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program is strongly preferred; an associate degree in fire science and/or business is required; a minimum of 3 years demonstrated management experience in a senior administrative position in a career or combination department is require. Fire Officer III preferred. Must have or have held an EMT license, as well as worked in an integrated Fire/EMS organization. A demonstrated history of achieving positive labor relations, including working knowledge of a union organization; as well as public communication skills and community interaction is strongly recommended. The ability to work cooperatively with neighboring departments whether career, paid on-call, and/or volunteer is essential.

Initial salary range is $90,000-$95,000 and is negotiable within range depending on qualifications and experience. A personal vehicle is also provided.

Apply via email with a cover letter, resume, a minimum of 3 references and current salary by October 26, 2016 to:

Forward all documents electronically to the email address above. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your material within 48 hours. No paper copies will be accepted.

The Oregon Area Fire/EMS District is an equal opportunity Employer.


Deputy Chief – Operations
Edgerton Fire Department 

The Edgerton Fire Protection District is seeking candidates for the newly created position of Deputy Chief – Operations, responsible for both fire and emergency medical services operations. The District, made up of four Townships and the City of Edgerton covers 100 sq. miles across three counties in Southcentral Wisconsin, protects approximately 12,000 permanent residents and many more seasonal and vacationing guests to the region as they take advantage of the many recreational and sporting amenities of the area.

The Edgerton Fire Department is a combination fire and EMS department with 5 career and 37 paid-on-call personnel, based out of a single station with 6 apparatus, 2 ambulances, and various water, ATV and support vehicles.

The District is actively discussing several exciting expansions of service including moving to a 24x7 EMS staffing model, and the possibility of Paramedic level of care. The new Deputy Chief – Operations will be an integral part of planning, implementing, and leading these exciting changes; as well as have the opportunity to be considered for future advancement in 3 to 5 years.

The District will have representatives available to provide tours of the Station located at 621 North Main Street, Edgerton, Wisconsin and answer questions about the Department from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 for any candidate interested. Participation is not required to be considered for the position.

Initial salary range is $68,000 - $74,000 depending on qualifications.

Application packets can be obtained by contacting:

Candy Davis
Edgerton Fire Protection District Board


Mail: Edgerton Fire Protect District
Post Office Box 250
Edgerton, WI. 53534

Applications must be received back by 5:00 pm, Monday, October 10, 2016.

Fire Chief
Central Fire and EMS District 

The newly formed Central Fire and EMS District, consisting of Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester and surrounding areas is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Fire Chief and EMS Director.

Minimum requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Fire/EMS, Personnel Administration, or a similar field or a combination of education and experience acceptable to the Fire Board.
  • 10 years of continued service with a Fire/EMS services as a Battalion Chief or higher
  • Wisconsin Licensed EMT-B
  • Certified Fire Instructor or equivalent.

A list of responsibilities can be found at click “Job Opportunities” on home page.

This is a part-time (potential full-time) position with wages negotiable depending on education and experience.

Mail your resume to Larry Oehmichen, W606 Short Rd, Colby WI  54421. By October 14, 2016.

If you have questions contact Larry @

Battalion Chief – Training Officer
City of Appleton Fire Department

This is a management position responsible for coordinating, scheduling and conducting training in the elements of fire fighting, hazardous material mitigation, rescue, emergency medical services and supervision. This position participates in the formulation, determination and implementation of management policy and possesses effective authority to commit Fire Department resources. The work involves researching and developing fire and emergency medical services training programs, conducting in house training programs, coordinating training programs and activities, assisting in the development of fire suppression and emergency medical services standard operating procedures and managing the department health and wellness program.  The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Deputy Chief and the Fire Chief.  This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Fire Science or related field, at least five years fire fighting, supervision, training and management experience, or any combination of experience and training.  Ability to obtain and maintain Wisconsin Certified Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor I, and certification as a State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Responder is required.  The salary range for this position is $65,998 to $98,987 with a midpoint of $82,492, dependent on qualifications and experience, plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  This is a support position working a flexible Monday through Friday schedule. Regular attendance is required.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at by no later than Sunday, October 23, 2016.   Resumes without an application will not be considered.

City of Appleton
Human Resources Department/6th Floor
100 N. Appleton Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: 920-832-6458

Equal Opportunity Employer


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