The County of Santa Barbara is seeking an accomplished, contemporary fire administrator with a commitment to service and demonstrated accomplishments. This at-will executive level position reports to the five-member County Board of Supervisors with administrative supervision from the CEO. The new Fire Chief will oversee 285 FTEs providing services through 16 fire stations and an annual FY 17/18 operating budget of $71.8 million. Experience in a mid-to-large size department with ALS/EMS capacity, large and diverse geographic service areas as well as experience or familiarity with the wildland/urban interface is necessary to succeed in this position. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible senior management/executive experience within a comparable fire department. A Master’s degree is strongly desired. Working knowledge of California EMSA standards along with an advanced understanding of ICS and SIMS/NIMS is expected.
The negotiable salary range for this executive-level position is $183,000 to $201,000, depending on experience and qualifications and is supplemented with an executive benefit package. The top of the range for salary advancement is $215,244. The County may also provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses.