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The Bellevue fire chief is a member of the executive team that advises the city council in coordination with the city manager’s office, provides competent and inspirational leadership citywide in partnership with fellow department directors, and manages the operations of emergency medical response and fire services. The City of Bellevue embodies the model of a high performing organization (HPO) and seeks continually to provide exceptional levels of service in Bellevue and its surrounding communities. Surveys repeatedly affirm high satisfaction and have set high expectations. It is also a period of robust growth in population and economic development in Bellevue with significant economic growth anticipated in the foreseeable future.
The City of Bellevue places a high value on the operational principal of “managing for results” with an emphasis on spending limited resources effectively and efficiently while providing value to stakeholders. The City of Bellevue uses a data-driven approach to budget management and cost recovery, where the costs of services, acquisitions, and capital improvements are fully understood, measurable, and defensible. The level of the chief’s involvement with the city’s executive team should be expected to be significantly greater than the fire chief’s role in most cities. The new chief will administer an annual operating budget of $48.0 million (combined fire suppression, EMS and fire prevention) and provide leadership to a staff of 248. (216 suppression/EMS personnel). In 2016, voters passed a new levy to fund structural improvements to several fire stations and add a new fire station. The new chief will be expected to be a key adviser in the ongoing discussion of adapting services to a changing community and region. The chief will be looked upon to build upon developed interdepartmental communication, cooperation, and strategic planning, as the city’s executive team works together to shape the municipal organization of the future.
The selected candidate will have combination of directly applicable education, training and experience with at least ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible management level experience in a sophisticated fire department at the battalion chief rank or higher. Candidates will possess the following:
1. Executive Fire Officer Certification from the National Fire Academy,
2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business,
Fire Sciences or Fire Administration with
3. Master’s degree being highly desirable.
If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter for the Fire Chief position in Bellevue, Washington by email to [email protected] In addition to your resume and cover letter, a short 20-30 minute questionnaire has to be completed to fully evaluate your qualifications for the position. The following is the link to the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZ2DS2T
Please complete the questionnaire and submit your resume and cover letter no later than Monday, February 19, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mercer Group, Inc. Senior Vice President Mike Letcher at (520) 891-1953. A brochure, job description benefit summary and other information on the City are available at:
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