Fire Chief

  • Full Time
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salary: The City is offering an attractive annual salary depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. In addition, an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement is provided.

WebsiteCity of Sacramento

A national search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates to lead the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD). This at-will appointment serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is a result of a recent retirement. With a FY2017-2018 budget of $112,786,296 million, the SFD has approximately 300 firefighters, 109 company officers, and 52 civilian employees working in 4 divisions. In addition to providing oversight and leadership for the day-to-day operational activities of a progressive and complex organization, the Fire Chief will serve as the top technical advisor to all member agencies on fire, disaster management, and EMS issues. The Chief is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive employee/labor relations climate, and for the efficiently utilizing both human and financial resources. This top executive will have “command presence” complemented by confidence, strength of character, and exceptional communication skills. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of supervisory experience in municipal fire service-related work including either 2 years in a position with administrative/management responsibility at a level higher than or equal to Fire Deputy Chief; or 4 years in a position with administrative/management responsibility at a level higher than or equal to Fire Assistant Chief. A Master’s degree may substitute for up to 2 years of experience.

Interested candidates should apply by by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to no later than Monday, May 7, 2018. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

Deputy Chief

  • Fresno
  • Salary: $129,240 – $165,012


Fresno is the 5th largest city in California, centrally located in the middle of the state, offering 300 days of sunshine a year. Traveling to other major locations in California from Fresno is easy – Los Angeles is approximately four hours south, the San Francisco Bay Area is approximately three hours north, and the Pacific Ocean is about two hours away. Fresno is located in proximity to three sites of natural beauty – Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park.

Residents consider Fresno to be a community of unique charm, with the amenities of a large metropolitan city and the pleasantness of a small town.

Established in1877, the Department just celebrated its 140th Anniversary. Currently, there are 309 filled firefighting positions. We provide service through 24 fire stations, 19 of which are in the City of Fresno (112 square miles), and 4 others in Fire Districts (225 square miles) which contract service with the Department. The Department provides all hazard services with an operating budget of approximately $70 million.

The Fresno Fire Department is a progressive and fast-paced organization. If you are an inspiring leader with extensive operational fire and emergency services background, and one who embraces a passion for training and continuous improvement, Fresno may be the place for you.

Teamwork, Trust and Commitment are our core values. The Department responds to over 45,000 emergency calls for service annually, with over 2,000 being fire calls, serving a population of over 520,000.

Organizationally, we have been very intentional and measured in our training approach over the past few years and intend on continuing that effort, looking for growth opportunity as we go forward.


The City of Fresno Fire Department is currently recruiting for a Deputy Fire Chief. In this at-will capacity, the incumbent serves as a division manager level in the Fire series and reports directly to the Fire Chief. Incumbents administer one or more of the following divisions: Operations, Prevention & Support Services, and/or Training, or others as assigned, and assists in planning and directing programs which affect the mission of the Department and, through Fire Battalion Chiefs and others, manage, plans, coordinates activities of the division to which assigned. The current position will be assigned to the Training Division.

Deputy Chiefs may be rotated to different Divisions as determined by the Fire Chief and organizational need. This position may exercise supervision over sworn and non-sworn personnel.

In the absence of the Fire Chief, a Deputy Chief will assume full command responsibility for the operations of the Fire Department.

The Fire Chief is seeking a dynamic leader who is innovative, understands current firefighting methods and technology, and has the ability to empower employees to accomplish the department goals and mission. To qualify, an applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; AND current appointment and permanent status as a Fire Battalion Chief for the City of Fresno Fire Department OR current appointment and five years of continuous service at the rank of Fire Captain with the City of Fresno Fire Department OR two years’ experience equivalent to that of a Battalion Chief or Deputy Chief Officer with the City of Fresno. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred. In addition, possession of the following certificates are desired: Chief Fire Officer (CFO); Chief Officer Series for the State of California; Executive Fire Officer (EFO); NFPA Fire Officer Certification I, II, III, IV; and involvement in municipal, regional or state community service.


The City offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for the Deputy Fire Chief is dependent upon qualifications. The current annual salary range is $129,240 – $165,012. The City of Fresno offers competitive benefits and has a robust private pension system for its public safety employees.

Benefit highlights are: 9% Education Incentive for EFO, CFO or CSFM Chief Officer Certification, bilingual pay, uniform allowance, health and welfare coverage, 13 hours/mo. holiday leave, 24 hour/mo. vacation leave, up to 90 hours/year in administrative leave (with an additional 32 hours based on performance), and 12 hours/month of sick leave.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno is available at

THE SELECTION PROCESS: If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, you must apply on-line at Interested applicants must submit a complete City of Fresno employment application, a resume and a cover letter detailing experience and leadership style. Open until filled, deadline for first review of submitted applications is April 20, 2018.[Download not found]

FIREFIGHTER / Paramedic Lewisville, Texas

WebsiteCity of Lewisville

Suppresses fires; performs rescues; removes or stabilizes hazards; provides emergency medical service including basic and/or advanced life support and transports patients. Promotes and demonstrates fire safety programs.

The selection process for Certified Firefighter/Paramedic consists of several steps and is intended to produce a pool of candidates who are qualified to become Lewisville Firefighters. Upon employment you must be a Texas Commission of Fire Protection Certified Firefighter and a Texas Department of Health Certified Paramedic.  The City of Lewisville does not fall under State Civil Service Law.

The starting pay for a Certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $62,128.00.  The top of range salary for a certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $75,507.00. A full complement of benefits are offered including medical, dental, vision life insurance, retirement (TMRS), employee and dependent sick leave, vacation, longevity pay, and long-term disability insurance.  The City of Lewisville does not participate in Social Security.  Employees have the option of contributing to a deferred compensation plan with a city match of 3.76%.

Vacancies will be filled immediately based on the eligibility list established through the testing procedures.  The eligibility list is good until the list is exhausted. As vacancies occur they will be filled using the established list.
Applications will be accepted online at through May 15, 2018.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Lewisville Human Resources Department 972-219-3450.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, upon review, you will receive an email. If selected to take the test, the email will include instructions for scheduling your test, personal history statement, and polygraph statement for you to complete and bring to the test.

You will be required to include your Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification, as
well as your Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification.

Personal History Statement (PHS) and the Polygraph Statement MUST be completed and notarized!!


Employment Application – All applicants must complete an online application for the selection process.
May 15, 2018 @ 5:30 PM


Panel Interview, Essay and Physical Ability Test Dates:

May 23, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 25, 2018

Check in Time:   Physical Ability Test will start at 8:00 am – 8:30 am. No applicant will be allowed to participate in Applicant Testing if they arrive after 8:30 am.

Test Site Address:         Jerry R. Galler Public Safety Training Center
701 E Valley Ridge Blvd.
Lewisville, TX  75057

Physical Ability make up test:

The physical ability will be CANCELLED if it’s raining on the day of the test.  Please check the weather. Make up test date will be May 30. & 31.



Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the initial interview.
Be Firefighter/Paramedic Certified required by hired date.
Be a high school graduate or have obtained a G.E.D.
Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions of such a number that would indicate a habitual law violator.
Be subjected to a search of records to disclose a criminal record.
Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record as defined by City policy.

Have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light.
Be able to distinguish between the colors red, yellow, and green.
Be able to successfully pass a validated physical ability test.
Be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological, drug test & polygraph.All candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation


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