Fire Division Chief (Unclassified)

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services in the City of Richmond, Virginia seeks a dynamic and experienced fire professional to assume the duties as a Fire Division Chief.

The selected candidate may serve as the second in command of the department and will be assigned a work program based on the Chief of Fireís assessment of the need. Besides providing the Chief of Fire with executive level support and advice on implementing and managing operational and administrative work programs, the new Division Chief will be expected to help maintain current initiatives and assist in moving the department to the next level of excellence. Additional duties may include enhancing a variety of customer service initiatives; expanding the existing collaborative relationships with local and regional partners committed to collective emergency preparedness; assisting in the preparation of the capital improvement and service improvement budgets; and liaison with various citizen and civic groups and organizations.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as are strong people skills and a demonstrated commitment to customer service. The most successful applicants will have 10 years of increasingly responsible fire executive experience in large, diverse, urban, municipal fire organizations with a minimum of a bachelorís degree in Fire Sciences or related field. The successful candidate must be highly energetic, innovative, results oriented, creative and responsive. Individuals with relevant experience and strong documented records of success are encouraged to apply. Salary is negotiable within a range of $75,561-$127,377 and includes a competitive benefits package.

Position will remain open until filled with the first initial screening of applications taking place on August 15, 2005. The selected applicant must establish city residency within 12 months of employment.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the mailing address, or if hand delivered, to the business address listed below. For more information call Carl Jackson at 804-646-6126.

$75,561 to $127,377 Yearly

City of Richmond
HR, Room 109
P.O. Box 26505
Richmond, VA 23261-6505 EOE/M/F/D/V BUSINESS ADDRESS
City of Richmond
HR, Room 109
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The City of Richmond is committed to quality customer service