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ST. CHARLES, MO FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS FIRE CHIEF

ST. CHARLES, MO FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS FIRE CHIEF

The City of St. Charles, Missouri (est. pop. 65,794) is seeking a Fire Chief with executive management skills and a deep commitment to providing high quality fire services to lead the St. Charles Fire Department.  The Fire Department operates five stations that service a 22-square mile area.   The Fire Chief provides department leadership to an 80-member staff, manages an annual operating budget of $11.1 million and also serves as the City’s Emergency Manager.  The Fire Chief reports to the City Administrator.   

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in fire science management, public administration, or a related field and at least five years fire department command experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of fire services management, strong accountability for budget management and forecasting, and in-depth knowledge of union contracts and personnel rules.  Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact in the municipal political environment without being political are required.   

Salary range is $115,229-$149,798, starting salary DOQ/E. Comprehensive benefits package available.  

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1904.  This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by April 20. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@springsted.com or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile).

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