Website City of Dixon
A growing community of almost 19,000 residents, Dixon is located in the northeast portion of Solano County, 19 miles southwest of Sacramento and 70 miles northeast of San Francisco. The City offers a unique combination of an outstanding location, safe community, desirable housing, excellent schools, friendly people and a town with strong community values. A wonderful place to raise a family, Dixon is rich in agricultural roots and is blessed with a mild climate, thousands of acres of open space and many neighborhood parks.
The Fire Chief reports to the City Manager and will be expected to provide a high level of leadership and a positive presence to the department, city and community. The new Fire Chief will join a proud organization with a rich history in providing exceptional fire service and a tradition of excellence in protecting and serving the community. The Chief must reflect the management values consistent with the progressive, team-oriented and seasoned executive leadership group that works collaboratively and effectively in addressing city priorities. Management, budgets and allocation of departmental resources are a continual focus area and the Department relies on various grants to assist funding of essential programs. The Chief is expected to be proficient in securing and administering grants.
The new Fire Chief will have at least eight years in a full service fire service with at least four of those years with supervisory experience at the level of Battalion Chief or higher. The new Chief must possess a BS/BA degree from an accredited university or college and Chief Officer Certification from the State of California. A Master’s degree, EMT or Paramedic certification and California experience are highly desirable. Due to the critical response time required for the Fire Chief assignment, the incumbent must reside within 20 minutes of the closest Dixon Fire Station. To be considered, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura by March 3, 2017. A formal job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/.
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