Asheboro, NC – Fire Chief
The City of Asheboro, North Carolina, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, seeks an outstanding teambuilding leader to be their next Fire Chief. The successful candidate has a track record of role modeling a passion for their work, a commitment to building professionalism and commitment through training, recognizing those who wish to thrive through engagement and service, and a history of building a strong team of engaged staff. The community desires their Fire Chief to be a strong, consistent leader with abilities in energizing the Department, continuously seeking performance excellence while leveraging resources in a tight budget climate. The next Fire Chief will be engaged within the department but will also be visible and collaborative across City departments and the community with the goal of meeting the safety needs of the City.
About the department and position:Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief will lead the Asheboro Fire Department (AFD) which consists of 53 FTE staff and three volunteer departments. There are two divisions: Fire Administration and Fire Operations. Fire inspections are conducted by staff in the Community Development Division thus collaboration and effective interdepartmental communication are critical skills needed in the next to meet the needs of the community. Community outreach includes fire fighters available to assist with selection and placement of heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and may in some cases provide detectors and battery replacements, especially to the elderly, disabled persons or persons with other special needs.The Chief will supervise a $4.4Mbudget and two fire stations. Apparatus include two engines, two ladder trucks, one rescue, pumper and bush vehicles. The AFD responded to over 2500 calls in 2017. The AFD serves the City, engages in mutual aid agreements to ensure adequate resource and response needs are met andcarries an ISO rating of 3 for residential and commercial properties. The Chief is expected to be visible, trusting his/her staff to manage incidents but able to step in for critical incident command when needed.
Qualifications and Pay: The City seeks a fire safety leader with a minimum of 5 years at the Battalion Chief Rank with progressive fire safety experience and a minimum of 5 years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including fire suppression, prevention, EMS and administrative work; a BA/BS degree required. The hiring range is$79,927 to $89,918, depending on qualifications and experience.
To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system(or copy and paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/into your browser). Resumes may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume review begins July 3rd and interviews and onsite skill assessments will be held in Asheboro on July 31-August 1 2018 for selected finalists. The City of Asheboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.