Redmond Fire & Rescue – Fire Chief Position

Candidate Profile

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Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for the position of Fire Chief are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fire science or fire services administration, public administration, business administration or a combination of education, experience and technical training equal to a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Ten years of experience in fire/emergency medical services work, three years of which must have been equivalent to a Battalion Chief or higher
  • Completion of National Fire Academy courses or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions described in the Fire Chief job description

Special Requirements / Licenses
The possession of, or required to obtain, a valid State of Oregon drivers license within 30 days of hire. Must be insurable by the District’s insurance provider.

Residence must be maintained within the boundaries of the fire district.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for the position of Fire Chief are:

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Work history demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility at the command level
  • Experience as the fire chief of a special district or other entity wherein the fire chief is the Chief Executive as opposed to a department-head
  • Experience and/or education related to the following functional areas:
  • Wildland and wildland interface fires
  • Emergency medical services and ambulance transport
  • Labor relations in a collective-bargaining construct
  • Personnel administration
  • Financial strategy and management
  • Taxation and election strategy
  • Public relations
  • Intergovernmental experience and legislative strategy
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Current on technological advances in the fire service

Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary for the incoming Fire Chief is $138,000 – $150,000, based on qualifications and experience.

The Fire Chief’s compensation will be governed by a negotiated employment agreement to include the following benefits:

  • PERS
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance ($10k)
  • ADD/LTD Insurance
  • Cell Phone Allowance
  • Staff Vehicle
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • PTO

Click on the Redmond Fire & Rescue link below to Express Interest by
Monday, May 23, 2022.

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