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Assistant Fire Chief

Company: City of Elgin
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Elgin Fire Department is seeking an experienced Assistant Fire Chief candidate to join its leadership team. Established in 1854, the city of Elgin, Illinois is a historic, culturally and economically diverse, rapidly-growing community located 35 miles from the city of Chicago in Kane and Cook counties. Nearly 115,000 people are proud to call Elgin their home because of the city's wonderful offerings - a great location, convenient transportation, superior quality of life, low crime rate, great variety of housing and dependable city services. Elgin is a civic- minded and volunteer-rich community continuously demonstrating the care, collaboration and dedication that makes Elgin an exceptional place to live and work The Elgin Fire Department maintains a full-time professional staff of 137 members, including 133 sworn members and four civilian support personnel. The Assistant Fire Chief works closely with the fire chief and is responsible for directly supervising staff support members and shift battalion chiefs. For a more comprehensive overview of the City of Elgin as well as the Fire Department, and the qualifications and experience desired for the Assistant Fire Chief position go to our website at www.cityofelgin.org/jobs

Job Requirements:
Candidates for the Assistant Fire Chief position should possess experience, achievement, and abilities in the following areas: - Required Education and Experience
Strong background in logistics, information systems with an emphasis in RMS, CAD and communication systems.
Proven background and progressive experience in fire department management, five or more years of work experience in a staff level position
Three years work experience as a Chief Officer is required
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Fire science or related field.
Valid driver's license and a safe driving record
Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, Certified Chief Fire Officer (or obtain within 2 years of hire)
Incident Safety Officer Certification (or obtain within 1 year of hire)
Current First Aid/CPR certifications
Residency within 12 months
Essential functions:
Assist in promoting a climate of positive labor-management relations, developing respect and trust between the Fire Command Administration and rank and file personnel of the department, and provide responsible leadership toward resolving issues of concern and grievances whenever possible.
Analyze administrative procedures and methods toward establishing modern practices, including utilization of computer technology for administrative and operations applications.
Thoroughly review all departmental practices and tactics with a view toward ensuring that the Fire Department is utilizing up-to-date, safe, effective procedures and is provided safe, modern equipment with which to operate.
Maintain and enhance the Fire Department's image of being a leading, progressive, state-of-the-art Department in the region.
Support the continued development of a diverse workforce.
Maintain and establish programs to ensure a reduction in work injuries.

Keywords: City of Elgin, Elgin , Assistant Fire Chief, Other , Elgin, Illinois

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