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Spring Grove

The Spring Grove Fire Protection District seeks a FIRE CHIEF, to replace the current Chief who is retiring in 2019. The Chief coordinates the operation of the District’s Fire and EMS Departments and oversees the business side of the operation. The qualified candidate will have at least ten (10) years Fire/EMS experience with at least seven (7) in a progressive supervisory role. They will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, OR, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (preferred), ideally in Fire Science, EMS, Public Administration, or Business. They must have, at a minimum, Firefighter II (or Basic), Fire Officer II (or Advanced) certification, and EMT-B licensure. Other requirements may be found in the Position Description. The Chief will be expected to work a minimum of thirty-two (32) hours per week. The annual salary range of $75-$105K will be based on education, experience and discussions with the Board of Trustees. Benefits, including health insurance and vacation are available. The successful candidate must reside, within six (6) months of hire, in Illinois, within two (2) miles of the District boundaries (map available on request).

Applications can be found at the District’s website: Please attach a cover letter, resume, copy of Degree, and all certificates and licenses appropriate to this position. Applications are due back, no later than:

5pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Please send or deliver all required paperwork to:

Spring Grove Fire Protection District
Attn: Board President Harvey Petska
8214 Richardson Rd.
Spring Grove, IL, 60081

Questions may be directed to Chief Rich Tobiasz at 815-675-2450, weekdays, or call the station and the message will be relayed to President Petska.

The Spring Grove Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PO Box 7, Skokie, IL 60076-0007
Tel: 847.966.0732 / 800.662.0732
Fax: 847.966.0782
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