Village of Lombard
Location: Lombard, IL
The Village of Lombard, a western suburb of Chicago with a population 43,395, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. The salary range is $97,668 to $136,735; final salary and benefits negotiable depending on qualifications. This position reports to the Village Manager as an at-will employee. The selected candidate will administer, manage, direct, and supervise all fire department operations and programs with a $10.4 million budget, which consists of two fire stations and a staff of 75 employees. This position will respond to emergency situations and direct fire and rescue operations at scenes; Coordinate Emergency Preparedness activities for large-scale emergency response; Investigate the causes of fires and submit reports as required; Interpret and administer firefighter collective bargaining agreement and personnel manual; Enforce Village fire protection Codes; Act as a liaison between the Village and citizens; and perform other functions as assigned or as required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and ability in all principles and practices of fire department operations and administration theory and techniques; and be able to perform the physical requirements such as climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects and materials up to 20 pounds. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required. Willingness to embrace a high performance organization is required.
Minimum qualifications required: Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Management, master’s degree preferred, with seven to nine years of progressively responsible experience in firefighting, fire rescue, fire prevention and education, with three to five years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Job requires possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.
The deadline to apply is August 16, 2012. Applications are available on the Village’s website: www.villageoflombard.org, or email: email@example.com.