The City of Monroe, Georgia is conducting a national search for an innovative and committed fire professional to serve as the next Fire Chief. The Fire Chief serves at-will and is appointed by and reports to the City Council, working under the day-to-day administrative direction of the City Administrator. The men and women of the Monroe Fire Department (MFD) work to protect approximately 13,673 residents, with many more businesses and visitors during the day, estimated to be around 30,000 people in total, over a fifteen square mile area through one fire station. The Department provides services in Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, Investigation, Inspection, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Public Education, and community programs. MFD has a history of providing outstanding services since 1906 and currently has an authorized staffing level of 29 full-time employees: 1 Fire Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 29 Firefighters/Engineers, 1 Administrative Assistant, and 1 Fire Marshal. MFD’s FY 2020 operating budget is approximately $2.4 million annually.
A Bachelor’s degree is strongly desired; a Master’s or other advanced degree is a significant plus. Executive Fire Officer Certification, the Chief Fire Officer Designation, Executive Development Institute, or similar endeavors are also highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible command and management experience at the Executive Officer level (as a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Division Chief, or Battalion Chief). With a passion for public service and a proven track record of success, top candidates will have an outstanding career in fire service and a progressively responsible senior level career path. Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and career history presented through their submittal of a comprehensive package of information outlining career highlights and notable achievements.
The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications that will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience. An excellent benefits package is also included.
This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Georgia. Information presented to the City of Monroe for consideration may be made available to the public, in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.