The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced Fire Chief to provide exceptional leadership and support for this outstanding fire service organization. OCFA is one of the largest fire service organizations in the nation. Acting as CEO, this highly ethical leader will collaboratively engage OCFA’s large and diverse governing body, as well as staff, to develop and implement a strategic vision that not only charts the course for the future of OCFA but also provides high level professional public safety services on a daily basis. The Fire Chief is accountable for leading a full-time staff of over 1,000 career firefighters and chief officers working at 72 fire stations throughout the County, and 265 professional staff working at the Regional Fire Operations and Training Center facility (RFOTC). The Fire Chief will manage a budget of $350 million. A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field is required. An advanced degree is a plus combined with significant and progressively responsible executive fire command experience in a large and complex fire department, emergency management department, or other public safety executive level position for a large metropolitan area. This is a highly compensated executive position and the successful candidate will be offered a very competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package. Moving and relocation expenses are negotiable.