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Fayetteville, NC - Fire Chief

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (POP. 210,000) - Fayetteville, NC is one of the most family-friendly, patriotic, and diverse communities in America.  They are proud to be home to Fort Bragg, the Army’s headquarters for Airborne and Special Operations forces, and Pope Air Field.  It is also home to the Army Forces Command making the 57,000 military, 11,000 civilian employees and 23,000 family members one of the largest military complexes in the world.

Located in Cumberland County, the City is more than 250 years old and steeped in history.  The City’s 100 square miles include a historic downtown shopping area, numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, and award-winning golf courses. The City is seeking experienced chief officers with strong leadership skills as candidates for its next Fire Chief. 

The City is constantly growing, changing and supporting more than 210,000 residents, making it the sixth largest City in North Carolina.  With a median age of 30.7, Fayetteville is filled with the energy of young adults and families with young children.  Conveniently located within a couple hours’ drive of Myrtle Beach and other popular east coast beaches, families can make day trips to the ocean or they can head north to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend of camping, fishing or hiking.

The Fire Department is staffed by 332 sworn personnel, with a total budgeted staff of 339.  The department provides services from 17 fire stations with full Fire, EMS, Community Risk Reduction, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting as well as Emergency Management and Special Teams Operations.  The department responded to 30,443 calls in 2018. The Department is accredited through the Commission on Fire Service Accreditation international, one of 258 departments nationally and one of only 73 agencies with an ISO rating of “Class 1” rating.  The department has an operating budget of $29,305,622 (2019).

The successful candidate will provide:

  • Leadership:  Be dedicated to becoming an effective leader and building collaborative and positive relationships with other staff members and outside organizations in the region.
  • Innovation: Provide fresh ideas for alternative service delivery and forecasting for service calls and improved response times as well as providing new ideas for increasing diversity within the department.
  • Enthusiasm: Provide focused energy and enthusiasm for managing projects that require involvement across multiple service areas and have a true passion for service to the community.

Other desired attributes include:

  • Desire to be part of a great team with a continued focus on local and regional issues.
  • A complete understanding of the Accreditation process and how to successfully maintain Accreditation.
  • Strong background in providing leadership through succession planning and mentoring. 

Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university.  Experience and demonstrated success in a fire command leadership position are required.  A Master’s Degree and 10-years of supervisory experience as a chief officer in fire department operations and administration are preferred.  Completion or enrollment with a completion date in the National Fire Academy Executive Officers certification is desired.  The hiring salary range for this position is $115,000 - $140,000 depending on experience/qualifications.  The City of Fayetteville offers an attractive benefits package.  Residency is required.  Interested professionals should submit resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by March 15, 2019 attention Sarah McKee, Vice-President at:


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Posted:Feb 14, 2019

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