Baker Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruitment

Warrensburg, Missouri is located just a short 40-minute drive east of Kansas City and only 15-minutes away from I-70, one of this Country’s major east and west commercial corridors. Projected to grow at a rate of 7.4 % annually, Warrensburg’s current population is approximately 20,000 within 9 square miles of land. The community benefits from having a highly skilled workforce and an exceptional quality of life with well-maintained neighborhoods, superior public schools, and a “college town atmosphere” combined with a family-friendly environment. Learn more about the community by visiting

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Fire Chief oversees a fire and emergency services department with an excellent reputation that was recently awarded an ISO 2 rating. There are 26 FT positions, with authorization for 24 part-time positions, all working from two (2) stations and supported by a $2.2M annual budget. In 2018, the Warrensburg Fire Department conducted 1,180 runs, all with an average response time of under 4 minutes for the 13th consecutive year. The City has recently replaced two (2) pumper units and added a new ladder truck.

Minimum qualifications required to be selected as Fire Chief: 10 years related experience, or a bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of experience in the fire service, or an equivalent combination.  Experience in Fire Service and progressive supervisory experience as a Fire Captain or higher and must have completed at least 60 hours of college credit or completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. The salary range is $75,000-$102,710 with starting salary depending on qualifications and experience.  A vehicle is provided plus the City provides an excellent benefit package that includes short and long-term disability at no cost. Residency within the City is required.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and possess expertise in managing a variety of fire department operations, knowledgeable about mutual aid and emergency management strategies, life safety codes, inspections, and the development review process for a growing community. The next Fire Chief must possess excellent communication skills, be collaborative and team oriented, and be capable of maintaining strong relations with the Air Force Base and the community’s educational institutions.  The ideal candidate will have a record of progressive and stable service, establishing strong labor relations, and developing employees and future departmental leadership.  Candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills when interacting with elected officials and the public.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by visiting our website at

The position is open until filled with a first review of candidates occurring on Monday, November 8, 2021 Following the first review date, resumes will be screened against criteria outlined in the brochure.  Final interviews in Warrensburg will be offered by the City Manager to those candidates named as finalists, with reference and background checks, and academic verifications, conducted after receiving candidates’ permission. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at [email protected] or 651-223-3058 or Chuck Rohre at [email protected] or 214.608.7477.

The City of Warrensburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!



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