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Fire Chief

  • City of Parsons
  • 11/06/19
  • Parsons, KS
  • 67357
  • 59,800 - 68,100 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
City of Parsons, KS (pop. 10,000) seeking highly qualified, self motivated professional to lead the City's Fire Dept. Fire Chief is responsible for management of two fire stations & 18 line firefighters; the department operates 3 shifts on a 24/48 basis. Under direct supervision of City Manager, the Fire Chief will be charged with the operation and maintenance of the fire station. Knowledge of modern fire-fighting practices, high quality training programs, hazardous materials & structural collapse incidents that are part of the fire departments normal operations. The Fire Chief will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of the Community Emergency Operations Plan and preparation and control of $1,400,000 annual budget in cooperation with City Manager. Salary range -$59,800 - $68,100 DOQ. EOE.
Requirements: Successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Public Management or closely related field, or ten years of experience in fire service with demonstrated rank advancement, at least 5 years of responsible administrative experience in firefighting activities supplemented by in-service training courses; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Must have demonstrated ability to develop and administer a budget and take a proactive leadership role in meeting budget goals
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Valid Kansas driver's license.
Send resume to Human Resources Administrator, City of Parsons, KS, PO Box 1037, Parsons, KS 67357; . Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

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