Located on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County, South San Francisco occupies the valley formed by the San Bruno Mountains on the north and the Coast Range on the west. With the San Francisco Bay just east of the City, residents enjoy beautiful views of the water and a true sense of identification with the Bay. The City is proud of its diversity and the community is known for its friendly residents, community groups and volunteerism. South San Francisco also offers a high quality of life to its residents with attractive residential areas, well-kept parks, and a beautiful marina and bay trail.
The Fire Chief reports to the City Manager and has responsibility over all activities involving the City’s innovative all-risk fire department. The Fire Chief also provides highly responsible and technical staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council. The 90 members of the South San Francisco Fire Department provide South San Francisco residents with top notch service in fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, urban search and rescue, rescue boat, code enforcement, fire investigation, public education and basic life support transport services. In management and oversight of departmental operations, the successful candidate will plan, organize and direct all activities of department staff, apparatus and equipment engaged in preventing and extinguishing fires, in saving lives and property, and in the enforcement of fire ordinances and city codes.
The successful Fire Chief will be an experienced fire management professional who is innovative, progressive and an outside-of-the-box thinker; who respects the fire tradition; and who works well within the fire command structure. The ideal candidate would have at least five years of progressively responsible command experience in a capacity equivalent to Battalion Chief in the South San Francisco Fire Department, as well as, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in fire science, business or public administration, or related field, and be a certified Fire Chief through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 8, 2014 at firstname.lastname@example.org. A job announcement is available at www.averyassoc.net/jobs.
Deadline Information: through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 8, 2014 at email@example.com.