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Now Hiring – City of Circleville Fire Chief

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The City of Circleville is seeking a strong leader who demonstrates positive, effective communication and has a significant fire service background to serve as Fire Chief.  The Circleville Fire Department is currently comprised of 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 9 full-time firefighters and up to 18 part-time firefighters.

The Fire Chief is under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety. The individual holding this administrative position provides leadership and management of the Fire Department functions and operations.  The Fire Chief may be required to assist staff during daily operations when needed.

Qualifications required include a valid high school diploma or equivalent; a valid Ohio Drivers License and ability to remain insurable under the City’s auto insurance carrier; a Fire Fighter II certification and a minimum of an EMT-B certification (a Paramedic certification is strongly preferred); a minimum of 10 years of Fire service with at least 3 years in a command officer position (Lieutenant or Captain); understanding of Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures; knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws related to fire service, prevention and investigation; knowledge of fire prevention methods, principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of safety practices and procedures and general knowledge of municipal government structure, process, and the judicial system;

Qualifications preferred include previous experience with government budgets, grant writing and fire levies; an Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree (business, Fire or EMS) or an Executive Fire Officer graduate; a State Fire Inspector certification; a Fire or EMS Instructor certification.

Additional information regarding this opportunity, including a detailed job description, the City’s background removal criteria, selection process, and employment application can be found on the City of Circleville website: (www.circleville.oh.us)

Completed employment application, cover letter and detailed resume must be returned to the Department of Human Resources, City Administration Building, 104 E. Franklin Street, Circleville, Ohio or via email to [email protected]  Deadline for submission is Friday, November 30, 2018.