• Full Time
  • Town of Apex, NC
  • $125,000 - $160,000 USD / YEAR
  • Salary: $125,000 - $160,000

Town of Apex, NC

The growing community of Apex, NC is seeking an experienced fire professional to serve as its next Fire Chief (FC). This exciting opportunity is for the leader who is adept in strategically leading a Fire Department through pivotal departmental and community growth. The successful candidate has served in multiple fire service functions and roles with a track record of advocating for best practices in staff recruitment, retention and succession planning as well as acquisition and access to equipment, technology, and training. Reporting to the Assistant Town Manager, the FC will oversee a budget over $15 mil and lead a department of 116 fire personnel with 4 direct reports across 5 fire stations and further position the Department towards achieving accreditation. A sixth fire station is scheduled to be added in March 2023, with each shift increasing to 34 personnel, including a second battalion chief on each shift. The Town seeks a fire safety leader with a minimum of 20 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 Division Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief or Fire Chief.  A BA/BS degree, or equivalent years of experience, is required. A Master’s degree and/or NFA certification is preferred. Graduation from the Executive Fire Officer Program is preferred, as well as designation of Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety. The hiring range for the position is $125,000 – $160,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The Town’s excellent benefits package can be viewed here. To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Fire Chief – Town of Apex, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website. Applicants must apply by July 13th, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on August 15th – 16th, 2022. Candidates should reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] The Town of Apex is an EOE. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.

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