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Fire Chief – Baytown, TX

Deadline for first review of applications: July 13, 2017

Hidden from the big city hustle and bustle, Baytown is one of the Texas Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets. With a population of approximately 82,000, it is the third largest city in the Houston metropolitan area and is located about 30 miles from downtown Houston.

The City of Baytown is a home rule city operating under a council-manager form of government. The Baytown City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council members. Baytown has 1,100 full-time and seasonal employees and an annual FY 2017 budget of $178 million. The Baytown Fire Department provides fire protection, advanced life support and medical first responder services, and other specialized hazardous materials and rescue services to over 82,000 citizens from seven strategically located fire stations, with service coverage area of over 36 square miles.

The next Fire Chief will report directly to the City Manager, and must have exceptional negotiating skills and a thorough knowledge of fire suppression, inspection, and Community Risk Reduction procedures.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, and must have 10 years of progressively responsible management experience, including five (5) years at a Battalion Chief level or above to include administration/management experience. The candidate must have served as a paid firefighter in a municipal department providing fire and EMS services and must be eligible for and obtain basic certification under Fire Fighter’s Certification from the Texas Commission of Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education and Texas Emergency Medical Technician Certification within 12 months. A valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record is required. A master’s degree, experience with State Civil Service or Collective Bargaining, and knowledge or skills working with fire protection issues in an industrial area are preferred qualifications.

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For more information contact:
Bill Peterson, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources


Assistant Fire Chief – City of Spokane, WA

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Salary Range: $129,873.60 to $158,729.76 depending on experience & qualifications

Leadership and Ideal Candidate
The Assistant Fire Chief acts as the Chief of Staff for the department and assists the Fire Chief in planning, coordination and administering the activities of the department. Duties are complex and present problems involving formulation of policy and requiring considerable administrative action and responsibility. The Assistant Fire Chief will assist 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. 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 and performance first and foremost
  • Commitment to recruiting and building a diverse workforce, focusing on the inclusion of females and minorities
  • Large incident management experience including experience operating in an Emergency Operation Center environment
  • 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

Education and Experience
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection or a related area such as Business, Public Administration, etc. A Master’s Degree is preferred. The chosen candidate must have 7 to 10 years of progressive fire protection and emergency management experience with at least 3 years at an administrative or comparable level. A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.

Behavioral Standards
As an exempt employee of the City of Spokane, the Assistant Fire Chief is subject to the City’s code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code as well as the Spokane Fire Department Policy & Procedures Manual. As such, “It is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its
employees shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as public servants including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority or resources for personal gain.”

Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $129,873.60 to $158,729.76, depending on experience and qualifications. The City of Spokane offers a full range of leave and insurance benefits including vacation, sick, personal, and floating holiday leave, medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance, and a Section 125 healthcare reimbursement account. A deferred compensation plan is available with a City match up to 3% of base pay, if actively contributing, and retirement is through the state Law Enforcement Office and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) II plan. Communications and SFD vehicle is provided. It is preferred that the Assistant Fire Chief lives within the Spokane City limits, and relocation expenses are available, if necessary.

Application Process
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and exempt application to Meghann Steinolfson, City of Spokane Human Resources Department. City of Spokane Human Resources 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, 4th floor Spokane, WA 99201.

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Fire Chief – City of Hillsboro, OR

Close Date: 7/15/2017
Salary Range: $117,323 – $154,390

The Opportunity
The City of Hillsboro seeks a Fire Chief with a progressive mindset who embraces modern views regarding Fire and Emergency Services. Candidates must enjoy the challenges associated with growth and be energized by analyzing and defining new ways of doing business. The Fire Chief maintains awareness of current trends and is proactive in looking for opportunities to innovate, reinvent, and evolve.

The Fire Chief plans, organizes, and directs the administration and operation of the City Fire Department, providing oversight and operational direction to achieve departmental goals, objectives, and strategic vision. The Fire Chief maintains a safe and healthy working environment and promotes a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration, treating everyone with respect and dignity, and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas. The Chief maintains a visible presence throughout the Fire Department and strongly encourages creativity and innovation to address the future needs of the community.

A strategic leader, the Fire Chief is politically savvy and understands larger, citywide initiatives and how they impact the Fire Department. In addition, the successful candidate easily develops relationships and proactively partners with all City departments. The Fire Chief embraces regional and statewide initiatives and looks for opportunities to collaborate effectively with key partners. The Chief is also actively engaged at the national level and can easily incorporate best practices and innovative concepts to benefit the department.

To learn more, please review the full position profile.

The Fire Department
The Hillsboro Fire Department (HFD) is an all-hazard, all-risk professional department providing excellence in fire suppression, special operations rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and education. The ISO 2-rated department, serves the community from five stations covering just over 25 square miles. The Fire Department has mutual aid and automatic aid agreements with all surrounding fire agencies and Metro West Ambulance provides emergency medical transport. With an annual budget of $20.3 million, the HFD employs 112 of which, 100 are sworn personnel. In 2016, the Department had 10,716 Emergency Incident Responses with 6,458 of those Emergency Medical Responses. The Fire Department enjoys strong community support, demonstrated most recently by the local option levy renewal with 82% voter approval. For fiscal year 2017-18, the Fire Department budget is expected to increase to $23.1 million and the department will add 6 firefighters.

The Hillsboro Community
Hillsboro is the fifth largest city in the State of Oregon with a population of 99,340. Hillsboro enjoys award-winning urban planning, an affordable cost of living, a strong economic base, and one of the state’s most diverse populations. Hillsboro’s people, businesses, nonprofits, and government take great pride in their town as they work side by side giving as much attention to community and livability as to development and industrial growth. With a healthy patchwork of history, business opportunities, neighborhoods, education, recreation, and culture, great things are growing in Hillsboro.

At least 15 years’ experience as a fire Battalion Chief, Operations Chief or equivalent management position including 3 years’ leadership experience. Knowledge of trends and advances in firefighting and fire prevention skills required. Current knowledge of fire suppression, fire prevention, and firefighting techniques, including all related equipment is essential. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Fire Administration, or a closely related field, and/or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

To Be Considered
Please go to and submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in and fit for the Fire Chief role. Cover letters may be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please apply by July 15, 2017.


Fire Chief – Woodburn Fire District, OR

Application Review: July 16, 2017 (open until filled)
Salary Range: $110,000 – $115,000

For a complete position profile, visit the Prothman Company at and click on “Current Searches.”

Located within the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon, the Woodburn Fire District is just 30 minutes outside of Portland and 15 minutes from Salem. Barely an hour from the beaches and the mountains, residents and visitors enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities that abound in the area. Woodburn is a community rich in history, tradition and diversity, and is one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities. Woodburn is also home to the Woodburn Premium Outlets, one of the state’s largest visitor destinations.

The Woodburn Fire District is a full service fire and life safety organization serving an estimated population of 38,500 in a 75 square mile area. The District has a total 2017 budget of $7,493,347 including a general operating fund budget of $5,278,404. The District responds to approximately 2,600 emergency calls for service annually from four fire stations. The senior management of the District consists of the Fire Chief, Office Administrator, and Captain in charge of Operations and a part-time Fire Marshal. Total staffing is currently 15 paid employees, 1 part-time employee, 36 paid on call volunteers, and 2 student interns.

Working under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the Fire Chief is responsible for the overall management, planning, organizing, and overseeing of all fire suppression, prevention, investigation, emergency medical services, and all administrative functions and technical operations.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field is required. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible fire service command experience in a combination (career/volunteer) is required. Candidates must have an Oregon Class C driver’s license, or have the ability to obtain one by hire. Candidates must possess or have the ability to obtain applicable certifications associated with areas of assignment. EMT-Basic or higher certification is required. Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish or Russian are highly preferred. Graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program is preferred.

Woodburn Fire District is an equal opportunity employer. First review: July 16, 2017 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Submit Your Application” and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, call 206-368-0050.


Firefighter (Paramedic Assignment) – Downey, CA

Closing Date/Time: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:30pm Pacific Time
Salary: $5,392.80 – $6,680.74 Monthly

The City of Downey Fire Department is seeking dynamic, career-minded candidates interested in pursuing an excellent job opportunity in the field of fire service. The ideal candidate possesses a strong knowledge base of fire suppression, extinguishment and prevention; has excellent mechanical aptitude; brings physical strength and endurance to the demands of firefighting; has a strong understanding of the importance of teamwork and customer service; as well as, an appreciation of working within a multi-cultural community.

Upon appointment, participates in a six (6) to eight (8) week City of Downey Fire Fighting Training Program involving field instruction. In a non-safety training capacity and under close supervision, learns to perform firefighting duties used in the suppression of structural, aircraft, wild-land and other types of fires; participates in training as an Emergency Medical Technician I/Fire Service; learns to perform routine fire prevention activities; and, learns other duties as required. In a safety capacity, responds to emergency or non-emergency calls involving the suppression, extinguishment, and prevention of fires; protects life, property, and environment, including rescue and salvage operations and mitigation of hazardous materials incidents; cleans, maintains and repairs fire station property and environment; trains and drills for emergency preparedness; logs calls and training data into computer; cooperatively communicates and works with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; and performs related duties as required.

Candidates interested in this position must first complete testing for the position of Firefighter through National Testing Network, Inc. and have their scores sent to the City of Downey Human Resources Department for consideration by the closing deadline of June 30, 2017, at 5:30pm. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Fire and sign up for the Downey Fire Department.

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Fire Chief – Pinole, CA

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Salary: Up to $169,000 annually DOQ.

The City of Pinole offers an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fire service professional to serve as its Fire Chief. The new Fire Chief will join a proud organization with a rich history in providing exceptional fire service and a tradition of excellence in protecting and serving the community. The position has responsibility over all activities involving fire prevention, suppression, fire safety, hazardous materials and emergency preparedness, and administration. In reporting directly to the City Manager, the Chief must provide exceptional leadership to a department and environment that has been significantly impacted by the difficult economic circumstances of the City. This will require an active, involved and visible leadership style with strength of character that relies on empathy, integrity, honesty and direct communications. He or she will also contribute to the overall City operation through active participation in the executive management team.

The selected candidate will have three or more years of command or supervisory experience in the fire service, and possess a broad knowledge of fire services, fire prevention, and emergency management. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, or a closely related field is required. An AA degree and certification as a California Chief Officer or completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Officer program may be substituted for the four-year degree requirement. The Fire Chief position pays a salary of up to $169,000 annually DOQ.

To apply for this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).

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Battalion Chief – Pinole, CA

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Salary: Up to $137,255 DOQ.

The Battalion Chief (BC) may be responsible for several areas of daily operations, including planning and coordinating of fire suppression, prevention, code inspection and enforcement, rescue and public education activities, emergency medical operations and hazardous materials response for an assigned shift within the Department. The BC will respond to and assume Incident Command, or other ICS roles when appropriate. This position is one of three BCs in the Battalion 7 area, encompassing Pinole, and the Rodeo/Hercules and Contra Costa Fire Protection Districts service areas. The BC is also expected to provide first line management supervision and direction to all of the shift crews in the Battalion.

The Battalion Chief will have a background that includes at least four years of suppression experience as a full time Fire Captain. A Certification or completion of all established SFMO Fire Officer courses is required. Possession of or the ability to obtain an EMT-D Enhanced certificate is also expected for this position. The Battalion Chief position pays an annual salary up to $137,255 DOQ.

To apply for this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).

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Fire Chief – Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $155,513 – $233,269 annually, DOQ.
Application Deadline: July 3, 2017

The City of Oakland seeks a fresh perspective in a new Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is an at-will management level, department head position reporting directly to the City Administrator. The new Fire Chief will join a proud organization with a rich history of providing exceptional service and a tradition of excellence in serving the community. The Chief will be an active, involved and highly visible leader with a proven reputation for being accessible, honest, and transparent. She or he will be an empathetic, communicative, collaborative, and decisive leader with sensitivity, political acumen, astute environmental awareness, and an inspiring demeanor to move OFD forward.

Key Priorities for the Ideal Candidate:

  • Delivering safety and fire prevention in Oakland;
  • Being accountable and holding staff accountable to the community;
  • Empowering the community to participate in fire safety;
  • Implementing policies and practices within OFD that promote trust, accountability, and proactive behavior and contribute to effective and efficient services in the community;
  • Assessing skill gaps and leading the development of training programs for all sworn and non-sworn staff;
  • Fostering a collaborative and innovative department that effectively engages interdepartmentally and beyond;
  • Building and nurturing Oakland’s relationships with regional fire agencies and all potential grantor organizations.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a proven leader, with an inclusive style, able to educate and inspire others in the department and able to promote leadership development for the executive team;
  • Have a proven history of proactively developing relationships with the community and regional partners for the benefit of the department; and of engaging the community;
  • Understand the Wildlife Urban Interface (WUI) in a diverse city like Oakland;
  • Have extensive knowledge of large, complex urban environments and a successful track record of equitably serving and working with all spectrums of multi-racial, multi-cultural, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Exhibit outstanding communications skills; hands-on, open, and receptive to working with people to create and sustain an environment of trust and respect;
  • Display a demonstrated commitment to fire science, fire prevention, problem solving, staff development, and morale building to set a positive tone within the department;
  • Have an open mind to facilitate and introduce innovative alternatives beyond traditional fire services;
  • Have experience as a department head with excellent personnel, finance, and budget management experience;
  • Have experience leading and managing departmental reforms necessary to move the department forward; and
  • Come prepared to assess the department’s needs and develop a plan to collaboratively address the issues identified

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be called until after an interview takes place).


Paramedic/Firefighter (Entry-Level & Lateral Transfer) – City of South San Francisco, CA

Salary: $8,250.00 – $10,026.00 Monthly


The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Economic and Community Development; Public Works, Information Technology; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Human Resources; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full-and part-time employees.

South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. The City is also located along the Bay Area’s main transportation routes, including highway 101, highway 280, Caltrain, San Francisco International Airport, and Bay Area Rapid Transit District commuter rail system. South San Francisco is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry, housing over 200 biotech companies.

Incumbents perform paramedic ambulance transport services, engage in medical aid, firefighting, and all other suppression and prevention activities to protect life and property; drive, operate, and maintain fire apparatus and equipment; assist and participate in training, inspections, and related fire prevention and public education activities.

The South San Francisco Fire Department currently has a Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, 4 Battalion Chiefs, an Emergency Medical Services Chief, a Fire Marshal, 15 Fire Captains, 1 EMS Captain, 39 Paramedic/Firefighters; 15 Engineers; 4 Safety Inspectors; a Management Analyst, a Senior Administrative Assistant, an Administrative Assistant I, and an Office Specialist.

The City has five stations, staffed 24-hours per day. Two fire stations have paramedic ambulances. The City of South San Francisco is the only Fire Department in San Mateo County providing its own paramedic transport services. The Paramedic ambulances respond to medical emergencies, as well as structure fires and other hazardous incidents.

The South San Francisco Fire Department exists to protect the members of our residential and business communities, our neighbors and visitors, their property, and environment. We will work to prevent injury and damage through education, fire prevention and municipal code enforcement, and to respond to the impact of fire, medical emergencies, natural and human-caused disasters, and release of hazardous materials.

An eligible employment list will be created for the position of Paramedic/Firefighter, and will be used to fill current and future vacancies. This classification encompasses the full range of firefighter duties and Paramedic Ambulance Transport Services. Incumbents currently work a 2/4 work schedule with a 24-day work cycle (2/24 hour shifts with 4 days off). Training is provided to protect life, property, and the environment from the risks of fire, explosion, and hazardous materials.

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Multi-City Firefighter – Chandler, Scottsdale & Tempe, AZ

Open Registration Multi-City Firefighter Recruitment: begins May 8, 2017 at 8am

The cities of Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe will be holding an Open Registration for interested candidates to test for the position of Firefighter. The registration process will open May 8, 2017, beginning at 8am.  Please visit, to review the test registration process and eligibility requirements.

Please note that the registration and written test completion process is intended to establish a Firefighter eligibility list for the three participating cities.

Please note that additional selection procedures and salary ranges will vary by city.


Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic & Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic – Salem, OR

The Salem Fire Department is seeking self-motivated, professional Firefighter/Paramedics to become a part of our organization.Teamwork, respect, honesty, open communication, integrity… if these values resonate with you, consider joining our dedicated staff serving the City of Salem and its citizens.


  • Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
  • Career Development & Advancement
  • Special Operations Teams (TRT, HAZMAT, ARFF, Water Rescue, SWAT Medic)

EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.