The City of Spencer, Iowa, (Pop 11,233) www.spenceriowacity.com a full service community in North Central Iowa is accepting applications for an experienced Fire Chief. Under the general direction and supervision of the City Manager, the Fire Chief has management oversight of an annual budget of $573,000. The Department has five full time employees: Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and 3 firefighter/engineers. There are approximately 30 volunteers who serve the community, providing on-call service 24/7. The department provides fire suppression and extraction services and is first responder service within City limits. The personnel are also trained in high angle, confined space, trench and water rescue.
The hiring salary range will be $65,883 to $79,428 based on qualifications and experience.
Education and experience requirements:
Experience in performing administrative and skilled firefighting duties
Broad knowledge of fire department administration, and modern
firefighting and fire prevention methods
Experience in preparation of budgets recommendations for purchase of equipment
Extensive experience in firefighting
5 years responsible supervisory experience in firefighting
High school graduate
2-year Fire Science Degree or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Experience in a combined Fire Department (fulltime/paid on call) preferred
Residency within 5 miles of the City of Spencer required.
Send cover letter, resume and salary history by May 27, 2016 to:
City of Spencer
c/o Jack A. Lipovac
5895 Hawthorn Court
Johnston, IA 50131