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Firefighter – Hamilton, OH

Salary: $47,524 – $61,402 Annual
Class Code: 410
Probationary: One Year
Application Deadline: Thursday, 4/20/17 at 5:00pm

To establish an eligibility list for the FIREFIGHTER classification, an open, competitive Civil Service exam will be conducted at 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE TEST LOCATION VIA THE EXAM ADMITTANCE LETTER, WHICH WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PROVIDED PROOF OF ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.


  • Minimum of 18 at time of examination and not yet 41 years of age at time of appointment
  • High school diploma or Ohio certif. of high school diploma equivalency (GED) OR college degree (Assoc. or higher)
  • Possession of Ohio Level II Firefighter Certification at time of application
  • Consistent with the NFPA: Far visual acuity less than 20/40 binocular corrected with contact lenses or spectacles or far visual acuity less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles uncorrected. Applicants who wear glasses or contacts MUST promptly submit a current, valid visual acuity statement from an optometrist or eye physician. An acuity form will be provided by the Civil Service Office. Successful long-term soft-contact lens wearers (that is, 6 months without a problem) are not subject to the uncorrected standard.


  • Possession of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certification at time of hire
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license prior to appointment.
  • Capable of successfully completing an extensive medical examination appropriate to essential class functions.
  • A vision screening will be part of the medical examination and will include a color vision test and other relevant visual screenings.
  • Capable of successfully completing a thorough character investigation/verification and credit check

The City of Hamilton is an EEO & AAE. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Fire Chief – Spokane, WA

Salary Range: $145,846 to $179,192 depending on experience & qualifications
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The City seeks a forward thinking Fire Chief that will lead the department into an era of innovation and change. With the calls for service increasing, it will be imperative for the Fire Chief to support alternative response options for lower-priority calls. Other areas of innovation include the implementation of a Nurse line at the Combined Communications Center to handle certain call types placed to 9-1-1 and eliminate the response by field personnel. Continuing to expand and further integrate the CARES Team will help to decrease 9-1-1 over-users or abusers, decrease on-scene time for engine companies for social service calls, and provide an expanded scope of care, and a higher level of service to customers of the Spokane Fire Department. The Fire Chief will be tasked with leading a relatively young department, it is estimated that as of July 2017, 40% of the uniformed personnel will have five or less years’ experience on the job. That percentage is expected to increase with a large number of retirements over the next two-three years. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, present and engaged leader with proven fire and EMS services administrative experience in a medium to large-sized urban setting. Competitive candidates will have enjoyed strong internal and external relationships throughout their careers, and have demonstrated a proactive approach to creating mutually beneficial partnerships in the community, fire profession and with labor unions. A long-term strategic goal for improving service will be imperative. The future Chief will bring innovation, contemporary, and fresh ideas to the department and be experienced in assessing fire and EMS service models and be well-informed of current trends. A strong, transparent and inclusive leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and consistent accountability will serve the successful candidate well. The preferred successful candidate will have managed in a highly resourceful manner during challenging fiscal times and be known for his/her attentiveness to responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness. Impressive candidates will also exhibit the following competencies and characteristics:

  • Exceptional ability to manage and implement change
  • Courageous and thoughtful but willing to make the difficult decision
  • Analytical, and comfortable using data to inform decisions
  • Experienced in labor relations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements and interpretation of labor contracts
  • Effective mentor and coach, with a proven ability to hold teams accountable
  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism and flawless integrity
  • Proven record of collaboration with internal and external customers to achieve outcomes directly and indirectly related to Fire and EMS services
  • Experienced public relations and media communicator
  • Participative, visible and involved with the workforce
  • Ability to build trust and cultivate strong relationships with employees, union leadership, elected officials and the community
  • Promotes a culture that values safety first and foremost
  • Committed to and experience with a multi-cultural workforce
  • Commitment to recruiting and building a diverse workforce, focusing on the inclusion of females and minorities
  • Ability to create a culture of mutual respect
  • Emotionally intelligent listener
  • A committed team player who values their role as part of the city management team
  • Well-networked and resourceful
  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism and flawless integrity
  • Politically astute yet apolitical

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Firefighter EMT/Firefighter Paramedic – Palo Alto, CA

Salary: Starting at $85,000 annually
Applications Open: March 6, 2017

Palo Alto is the only City Fire Department in Santa Clara County that provides Advanced Life Support Transport in addition to Fire Service, and we work hard at it. The PAFD answers 8,000 calls to serve the greater Palo Alto community every year–more than half require medical response. That’s just the beginning.

From emergency medical response to wildland urban interface management, the talented and energetic women and men of the PAFD provide innovative and high quality services to the 125,000 people who work and live in Palo Alto each day. They are the heart of what makes PAFD the best department to work for.

We are looking for unique individuals to join us in serving the safety needs of our community, and will be accepting applications for entry level Firefighter EMT and Firefighter Paramedics in March.

For details visit our website at Job announcement will be posted on the City’s Government Jobs Site.


Fire Chief – City of Dixon, CA

Base Salary: $125,000 – $160,000 annually, DOQ
Closing Date: March 3, 2017

Compensation and Benefits
The City of Dixon offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. The base salary range for this position is $125,000 – $160,000 annually, DOQ. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:

  • Retirement: CalPERS with 3% @ 55 (3 year average) for Classic members hired with the City after August 12, 2012 (9% employee contribution, plus an additional 4% towards the employer contribution) or 2.7% @ 57 for new members as defined under PEPRA (Employee contribution is 50% of total normal cost, as determined annually by CalPERS. The current contribution is 11.5%). The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health, Dental and Vision: City provides a Monthly Benefits Allowance (MBA) of $1,216 or $1,305 for participation in the Cafeteria Plan. Employee may choose from PERS health programs and two dental plans. City provides a cash in lieu opt out at 50% if employee has alternative coverage.
  • Deferred Compensation: Upon completion of 60 months of services, the City will match 1% voluntary deferred compensation program. (Higher city match up to 3% may be negotiable).
  • Vacation: Accrues at the rate of 96 hours annually. (Higher accrual rates may be negotiable.)
  • Administrative Leave: 120 hours annually.
  • Sick Leave: Accrues at the rate of 8 hours per month.
  • Holiday pay – 11 assigned plus 2 floating days annually.
  • Uniform Allowance: $850 annually.
  • Other Benefits: Bereavement and Family Leave programs, City paid Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance, Physical Fitness Incentive

The Process
To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, your resume with current salary (electronic format preferred) and contact information including email addresses for five professional references (who will not be contacted until mutual interest is established and candidate approval) to:

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

The final filing date for this position is March 3, 2017. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Paul Kimura at 408-399-4424 or or Bill Lopez at 408-888-4099 or

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Deputy Chief – Vancouver, WA

City of Vancouver, Fire Department
Starting Salary: $115,308-$149,916
Application Deadline: February 14, 2017

The Opportunity
The Vancouver Fire Department seeks a Deputy Chief that is a high energy, inspiring leader with a broad and extensive background in municipal firefighting. The ideal candidate has a progressive mindset, believes in smart firefighting, and embraces the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) data driven research and modern views on firefighting.

Specifically, the Deputy Chief plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities of the Fire Department including fire suppression, hazardous material mitigation, emergency medical services, and administrative support services. The Deputy Chief also manages the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, and priorities, establishes appropriate staffing levels, and allocates proper resources.

The Deputy Chief effectively advocates for the Fire Department, yet sees the big picture and vision of the City as a whole. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a clear understanding of business process reengineering. The Deputy Chief brings forward best practices, concepts, and ideas with a successful track record of guiding organizations through change and transformation. The successful candidate is confident and brings a focused ability to get things done. The Deputy Chief is considered fair and thoughtful with the emotional intelligence to drive and navigate change. Importantly, the ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and believes in open and honest dialogue.

To learn more, please review the full position profile.

The Vancouver Fire Department
The Vancouver Fire Department serves a population of almost 260,000 over 90 square miles from ten stations that include ten engine companies and two truck companies. In addition, the VFD welcomed a new all hazard quick response vessel in 2014. With an annual budget of $40 million, the VFD employs 210 of which, 188 are sworn personnel and 22 are civilian staff. In 2015, the Department had 25,473 calls for service with an average of 70 calls per day. The department provides a full array of emergency services including Fire Suppression, Fire Investigation, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Response and Mitigation, Technical Rescues, and Rapid Water Response. Through a service contract, the Fire Department also provides these same services to Clark County Fire District 5.

Broad experience in municipal firefighting, including at least 4-6 years in an administrative and leadership capacity in an organization of similar size and complexity. With a background in suppression, candidates must enjoy a challenge and be energized by analyzing and defining new ways of doing business. Strong labor relations and prior collective bargaining experience in an IAFF environment are essential. Knowledge of RCW 41.56 desired. Experience with Incident Command System (ICS) is preferred. An Executive Fire Officer graduate or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in fire science, public, or business administration or a related field is required.

To Be Considered
Please go to and submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the City of Vancouver Fire Department and your fit for the Deputy Chief opportunity. Cover letters may be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please apply no later than February 14, 2017.


Fire Inspector I/II/III Plans Examiner – Fairfield, CA

The Fairfield Fire Department is now hiring for Fire Inspector I/II/III Plans Examiner. This is an open and continuous recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice. Minimum qualifications are listed below.

Fire Inspector I

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience dealing with the public, including identifying and resolving problems is required.

Fire Inspector II

  • In addition to the education requirements for Fire Inspector I, college level course work in fire prevention and building trades is highly desirable.
  • Two (2) years of fire inspection and prevention experience equivalent to that of a Fire Inspector I within the City of Fairfield is required.

Fire Inspector III / Plans Examiner

  • Possession of a High School diploma or GED is required.
  • An Associate’s degree with major course work in fire science, fire prevention, fire safety or related field is highly desirable.
  • Two (2) years of experience equivalent to that of a Fire Inspector II with the City of Fairfield performing commercial inspections is required.
  • Experience in plan checking that involves fire protection system and mechanical structures is highly desirable.

Please apply online through the City of Fairfield Human Resources Department.