• Full Time
  • Sanford, NC
  • Salary: $91,000 - $119,000 DOQ

Website City of Sanford

The growing City of Sanford, North Carolina is seeking an experienced fire professional with high integrity and positive mental fortitude to serve as its next Fire Chief. The successful candidate has served in multiple fire service functions and roles with a track record of advocating for best practices in staff recruitment and retention, as well as acquisition and access to equipment, technology, and training. The community desires their Fire Chief to be a humble leader who can energize the Sanford Fire Department and create a culture of performance excellence while leveraging resources to enhance the service delivery system for fire emergencies. The Fire Chief will advance the department as the city grows rapidly and will facilitate the building of a new fire station by 2024. The Sanford Fire Department protects over 30,000 people and its jurisdiction covers more than 29 square miles with three front run engines, three reserve engines, one ladder truck, one utility truck, and one brush truck. The primary function of the Fire Department is to prevent and minimize loss of life and property. Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief oversees the department which operates 24/7 year-round and will supervise a $5.5M budget and 54 employees across three fire stations. This leader will effectively delegate the day-to-day operations of the department to the appropriate personnel and advance the department forward in pursuit of accreditation and enhance service delivery. The City seeks a fire safety leader with a minimum of 10 years progressive fire safety experience who must have 5 years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including fire suppression, prevention, EMS, and administrative work at the rank of Captain or higher.   A BA/BS degree, or equivalent years of experience, is required. A Master’s degree and/or NFA certification is preferred. The salary range is $91,000 – $119,000, dependent upon experience and qualifications. The City of Sanford provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here. To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Fire Chief – City of Sanford, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Applicants should apply by June 5, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on July 12-13, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. The City of Sanford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.


To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.