Deputy Fire Chief – Community Risk Reduction
Application Deadline: September 27, 2019 at 5pm EST
The Charlottesville Fire Department is a Commission on Public Safety Excellence Accredited Agency and Insurance Services Office Class 1, 95 member, career fire department that provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and community risk reduction services to the residents of Charlottesville, the University of Virginia, and parts of Albemarle County. The fire department executive management team is comprised of the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations, and Deputy Chief of Administrations. The department recently created a third Deputy Chief position to lead the department’s Community Risk Reduction Section.
Reporting directly to the Fire Chief, this position will serve as a key member of the department’s executive team and will be responsible for the proper and efficient operation of the Community Risk Reduction Section. In addition to the required experience, certification, and education, the ideal candidate will possess high-level executive leadership skills including the ability to forge effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, experience in successfully leading adaptive organizational change, and the ability to develop and implement creative, data-driven solutions to address a wide range of community risks.
This position will have direct accountability for all aspects of the assigned portfolio, including all business, service delivery, personnel, financial, strategic, and operational matters. This position may be asked to serve as the City’s fire official. Additionally this person may be asked to serve in the role of acting fire chief in the fire chief’s absence. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed independently, with diverse functional areas and more specialization and ability to train others.
-Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree with major work in fire science or related field;
-Extensive fire service experience;
-Within one year of appointment, must reside within range of the 800MHz radio system (City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County).
TO APPLY: to view the complete job posting and to be considered, visit our employment website listed. Please include with your online application a cover letter and resume. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.