Company: City of Hemet
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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Location City of Hemet, 445 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA
Closing date and time
THE CITY **THE CITY OF HEMET IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The City of Hemet is currently looking for a proven leader and
experienced professional to serve as Fire Chief. The ideal
candidate will have a passion for delivering high-quality services
and an individual who can assist the City Manager with the vision
of moving the City forward.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please
submit a completed application, cover letter of interest, resume,
and a list of five (5) professional references at the time of
application. References will not be contacted until mutual interest
has been established . Summary Description Salary:
$150,000.00 - $202,000.00 Annually* *Proposed salary
range subject to Council approval.
HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit a
clear, concise and complete on-line City Application along with the
required attachment materials.This position
will remain open until filled. The first review of applications
will be on April 6, 2021. The position may close
without notice following the first review period . Candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the first review
NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college
diploma/transcript. Applicants who indicate receipt of a degree
from a foreign institution must provide the United States degree
and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your
college diploma/transcript. All materials must be received in Human
Resources no later than the close of business on the application
closing date. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma
or transcript to Gdavis@cityofhemet.org . Failure to do so will
result in your application being disqualified .
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following
characteristics, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Plan, develop, manage, and direct Fire Department activities
and services including fire suppression, protection and prevention,
hazardous materials and disaster preparedness, medical response and
other related activities; command major fire emergency and disaster
situations affecting the City, as appropriate.
- Direct the development and administration of the department
budget; monitor and approve expenditures and implement budget
adjustments; present budget to fiscal committee.
- Conduct and direct studies; prepare and present master plan
reports addressing growth impact on emergency services; ensure
proper planning occurs for disaster preparedness programs and
activities; ensures activities are in accordance with ordinances,
laws, codes, policies and regulations.
- Prepare reports and make presentations at City Council and
other meetings; serve on various internal and external committees;
attend meetings as part of senior executive team; serve as liaison
with the community, professional groups, the media and other
external contacts and resources for the City.
- Establish, implement, and enforce department policies and
procedures; work with City staff to establish Citywide policies and
- Resolve discrepancies or procedural problems and respond to
program administration and/or delivery questions ensuring necessary
follow-up occurs; confer with and advise staff and internal and
external customers by providing advice, problem-solving assistance,
answers to questions and interpretation of program goals and
- Directly and through subordinate supervisors, hire, direct work
efforts and evaluate staff; provide for and/or conduct staff
development; establish work methods and standards; initiate
corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of municipal organization and administration.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership,
management and supervision. Knowledge of municipal budget
preparation and control.
Knowledge of modern fire suppression, protection and prevention
principles and practices.
Knowledge of program and project management principles and
Knowledge of city, state and federal fire and building codes and
Skill in program development, implementation and evaluation.
Skill in assessing objectives and operational requirements to
develop and implement appropriate
administrative policies and procedures for the city and the
Skill in managing, developing, motivating and evaluating
professional and support staff.
Skill in managing special projects, activities and programs.
Skill in understanding and applying complex regulations, procedures
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to conduct research and prepare clear, concise and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with City officials, employees, and the public.
Bachelor's degree (Masters degree preferred) in fire technology,
public administration or a related field and five (5) years
progressively responsible fire service management experience
including three (3) years battalion chief or higher level
supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education
California class "C" driver's license.
**Local area response time within 15 minutes is required within
three (3) months of appointment.
REQUIRED ATTACHMENT MATERIALS
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL WORKING
- Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard
office environment, use standard office equipment and attend
off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and
by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and
a computer screen; strength and agility to lift and carry items
weighing up to 20 pounds. Some accommodations may be made for some
physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require
and request such accommodations.
All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most
appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in
the selection process. The process may include any combination of a
written exam, oral board interview, and/or skills assessment to
further evaluate job-related qualifications. Candidates who
successfully complete the selection process will be placed on an
eligibility list which will remain valid for a minimum of twelve
Note: Prospective employees will undergo, and must
successfully pass, a background reference check (including
fingerprinting) and a medical examination. Drug screening may be
RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS
BUT MAY BE ATTACHED.
CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION
PROCESS SHOULD STATE THEIR NEEDS IN WRITING WHEN SUBMITTING AN
THE PROVISIONS IN THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED CONTRACT. ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE
MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.
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