• Full Time
  • Eugene, OR
  • $168,604.80 - $204,006.40 USD / YEAR
  • Salary: $168,604.80 - $204,006.40

Cities of Eugene & Springfield

General Statement of Duties:

Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Recruitment
The cities of Eugene and Springfield are seeking an exceptional and experienced Fire Chief who understands the broad array of services provided in the department, and who can work with us to craft and share a clear vision of our future. We are looking for a Chief who understands and can clearly communicate the WHY of the work we do at ESF. A Chief who leads by example and shows up every day with integrity, creativity, and a collaborative spirit. Our next Chief will join us in their commitment to our on- going efforts to deepen and expand diversity, equity and inclusion within our department and in the community.

We seek a progressive leader who is willing to try new things, open to learning, and invested in the training and development of our staff throughout all levels of the department. Our next Chief is a servant-leader. They take pride in our work and know the importance of leading with humility. They understand and know the value fire prevention and have experience in the regional challenges we face like wildland forest fires and homelessness.


Application Deadline:
Friday, June 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT
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Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
To view detailed information on the duties, knowledge, and abilities that may be expected for this position, please see the classification:
Executive Director, Fire/EMS Services

For the full recruitment brochure please click here.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. Licenses that are listed as minimum qualifications must be held to be considered for the position.


Minimum Requirements
Combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum qualifications will be considered.

Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, emergency medical services delivery, public  administration, or a closely related field. Graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program or a Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Eight years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial, command and supervisory experience in an organized fire and emergency medical services agency, including four years in a command position equivalent to a Battalion or Division Chief.

Experience as a Fire Chief, working in a City Council-Manager form of government, and working in a strong labor environment are highly desirable.

Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Supplemental Information:

Retirement Program: Upon eligibility, the City will contribute an employee contribution of 6%, as well as the employer contribution, to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City will pay a 3% contribution to a deferred compensation program if the employee contributes at least 1%.

Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required.


Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Marijuana use is evaluated consistent with current state law regulations.


Current information about the status of a job posting is available by going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting “Job Posting Status”.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a Respectful Work Environment, we value the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally responsive services to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we desire to welcome, respect, and create a sense of belonging for a wide range of identities and experiences in our workforce.  Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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