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City of Pendleton Fire Department – Fire Chief


Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field; and
  • Requires ten (10) years of experience in fire and emergency medical service work, five (5) years of which must have been in a senior management role such as Fire Chief, Deputy Chief or Operations Chief. Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Special Requirements / Licenses and Certificates:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards including review of criminal history and driving record.
  • Accredited as DPSST Firefighter I or NFPA Firefighter I required and NFPA FIRE APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR required (DPSST/NFPA FF 2 preferred)
  • Current certification as an EMT-Basic or higher
  • Accredited as NFPA Instructor I
  • Fire Officer 1 Certification
Compensation & Benefits

The monthly salary range for this position is $7,439 – $9,936, depending on qualifications.
The City offers an outstanding benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Deferred compensation
  • 2 weeks vacation to start
  • 14 Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Up to one additional week of PTO per year
Additional Documents

Express interest by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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