The City of Huntington Beach invites applications for an experienced, forward thinking, and innovative leader to serve as its next Fire Chief. Of primary importance, the City seeks a municipal executive who embraces an authentic leadership style grounded in humility, and who values the critical importance that people play in building a successful organization. The Department operates out of eight strategically located stations throughout the City. The fiscal year 2019/20 operating budget is $50,352,739 million, that supports a total workforce of 198 personnel. Currently there are 131 sworn firefighters, 14 sworn marine safety personnel, 30 EMT-1 ambulance operators, and 23 non-sworn professional support staff members. Huntington Beach Fire is a member of Metro Net, a seven-city Joint Powers Authority for fire and medical emergency communications as well as the Orange County-City Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Authority. Requires a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field. An advanced degree is a plus. State certification as a Chief Fire Officer and/or completion of the Executive Program at the National Fire Academy are also highly desirable. The salary range is $ 178,505.59 to $ 221,124.80 annually. The starting salary extended to the top candidate will reflect the candidate’s work experience and track record of career success. Salary is supplemented by a benefits package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to email@example.com no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. P. Lamont Ewell, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.