Job Postings

Fire Chief
City of Fitchburg

Fitchburg, Wisconsin (Population 26,090) is seeking a dynamic leader to become its next Fire Chief. Fitchburg is a thriving and growing city in the southern metropolitan area of the Dane County region. The Fire Chief assumes full management responsibility for all fire department activities and operations including fire prevention, suppression, technical services, emergency medical responder services, and administration. Under the general direction of the Mayor and in coordination with the Police and Fire Commission, the Fire Chief oversees the combination department of 11 regular full time, 77 paid-on-call employees and 6 interns.

Qualified candidates shall possess five years of responsible and varied senior management experience in a directly related fire service capacity encompassing significant responsibility for the development and administration of fire department programs, services and resources. Such experience would normally be gained after graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in fire management, public administration or a related field. Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license upon hire.

Hiring range is $ 86,528 – 98,883, depending on qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package. Applications will be accepted online at: www.fitchburgwi.gov and must include cover letter, resume, three professional references, and completed supplemental questionnaire. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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.


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