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Assistant Fire Chief

Peoria, Illinois

 

 

City of Peoria

419 Fulton Street, Room 403

Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-494-8575

Fax: 309-494-8587

E-mail: humanresources@peoriagov.org

Website: www.peoriagov.org

 

 

Starting Salary: $101,811

Population: 300,000

Application Deadline: 8/13/13

 

 

Assists the Fire Chief in the administration and direction of the department; oversees, coordinates, and reviews the activities and staff of three divisions within the department.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelorís degree from an accredited four year college or university in Fire Science, Public Administration or a related field;

  • Eight to ten years of progressively responsible experience;

  • Valid State Class B Driverís License and Certified Fire Officer II required.

  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job considered.

  • City residency is required within one year of appointment.

 

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:

 

Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management with an emphasis on fire science management and operations; of modern fire suppression strategies, tactics, and procedures; of modern instruction and training methodology; operating and maintaining a variety of fire suppression equipment and apparatus; department organization, S.O.P.ís and policies, rules and regulations; and techniques of fire prevention to include, inspection methods, fire hazards, and methods of eliminating hazardous conditions.  Skill in communicating clearly and effectively; planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff and in selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.  Ability to analyze situations and to take effective courses of action; to speak effectively before groups of employees and public groups and respond to questions; and to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

 

 

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, risk of radiation, and work with explosives.  Occasionally exposed to working in extremely hazardous, life threatening environments at emergency scenes.   Working conditions are typically moderately quiet.

 

 

APPLICATIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC

WILL BE ACCEPTED IN:

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

CITY HALL

419 FULTON, ROOM 403

PEORIA, IL  61602

 

UNTIL THE DEADLINE DATE

 

 

FAX# (309) 494-8587

PHONE# (309) 494-8575

E-MAIL humanresources@peoriagov.org

 

OR

 

Website:

 

www.peoriagov.org

 

 

CITY RESIDENCY REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HIRE.  MAY ELECT TO WAIVE THE PEORIA CITY LIMITS RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT BY AGREEING TO FORFEIT 2% OF YOUR ANNUAL BASE SALARY.

 

SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST PASS MEDICAL EXAMINATION INCLUDING A DRUG SCREEN PRIOR TO HIRE.

 

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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