City of Davis, California
Fire Chief
Located in Yolo County, twenty minutes from the state capitol and set between the coastal range to the west and towering Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, the City of Davis (population nearly 68,000) is a classic college town known for its desirable quality of life, excellent schools, a small-town atmosphere, and an emphasis on parks and open spaces. Davis is now seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned leader to serve as its new Fire Chief. He or she will be an expansive and forward thinker, diplomatic and fair in dealings with others, and serve as a mentor to all staff. The ideal candidate will practice transparency and an open-door policy and have a successful track record of consensus building. A Chief that engages the community and understands and values the small-town culture of Davis will be ideal. Candidates must possess the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field, and have eight (8) years of increasingly responsible command and supervisory experience in an organized paid fire department, including five (5) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in fire protection programs. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A Master’s degree in public or business administration and the possession of a California State Fire Marshall Fire Chief Certification are highly desired. Candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid California driver’s license. The annual salary range for this position is $134,832 – $163,884, DOQ.
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Gary Phillips
Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280
Roseville, CA 95661
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Filing Deadline
April  14, 2017
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