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Fire Chief

Park Ridge, Illinois



City of Park Ridge

505 Butler Place

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone: 847-318-5202

Fax: 847-318-5329   




Minimum Starting Salary: $101,558

Population: 37,750

Sworn Officers: 49

Application Deadline: 6/30/10










The City of Park Ridge (population 37,775) is seeking a Fire Chief responsible for  direction, supervision, operations and administration of nationally accredited fire department. Department fiscal year 2009/2010 budget of $7.3 million, and current staff of 50 employees. Successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and ability in all principles and practices of fire department operations and administration management theory and techniques. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required. Staff support to City Council, Public Safety Committee and Board of Fire and Police Commission.



Minimum qualifications required:

  • Bachelorís degree of Science or Fire or Public Administration; Masterís degree preferred

  • Certified from the Office of the State Fire Marshal at Fire Officer III level and Hazardous Materials Operations and Incident Command levels

  • Graduate from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Commission on Chief Fire Officer Designation preferred

  • Valid Class B State Driverís License required


Minimum Starting Salary:





Comprehensive Community and Recruitment Profile available on-line at:



Send resume and background materials by

June 30, 2010 to:


City of Park Ridge

Diane Reeves, HR Administrator

505 Butler Place

Park Ridge, IL 60068
















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