City of Gresham Fire Department


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or related field,


  •  Graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.


  • Eight years of fire service experience, with at least three years at the senior management level.

Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:
Valid driver’s license


Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for the Fire Chief is $125,362 – $162,975; placement within the range will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Benefit Package
In addition to this competitive annual salary the City offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

• Medical, dental and vision insurance benefits.
• Long term disability insurance.
• Paid time off and sick leave.
• Employer paid Oregon PERS/OPSRP contributions.
• Employer contribution to an HRA-VEBA account
• Voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation program,.
• Assigned take home vehicle.

Recruitment closed September 12, 2018

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