Description : The City of Sandusky (pop. 25,000+) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief.  This position reports directly to the Assistant City Manager.  

Minimum requirements: active full-time firefighter with not less than ten years of prior active full-time service as a firefighter, and holding the permanent rank of Lieutenant,  Captain or higher as of the date of the application. 

Desired Skills:  Person in this position performs a variety of administrative duties with the purpose of ensuring that the city is a safe place by managing and directly overseeing that an effective Fire Department is being properly trained to provide emergency and non-emergency fire services. This position is responsible for administrative and professional work in planning, directing, coordinating, supervising, evaluating and establishing rules and regulations for fire operations. The successful candidate must possess a team-oriented, participatory leadership/management style, a comprehensive understanding of the public policy aspects of local government, comprehensive knowledge of firefighting/EMS concepts, principles, methods, and practices, and general management practices, demonstrated executive-level leadership skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

Preferred qualifications:   Thorough knowledge of budgeting and the ability to write and procure grants.

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Contact : To be included in the review of resumes/applications and to ensure full consideration, please send your resume to: by Tuesday, October 26th, 2021.

Any formalities may be waived by the Fire Chief Selection Committee.  

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled