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Fire Chief

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The Position: Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, is seeking an engaging, innovative, and steady leader for the position of Fire Chief.  Under the direction of the Township Administrator, the Chief oversees the operations of the Fire Department, including firefighting, fire prevention, emergency medical services and fire service activities for Washington Township. The Fire Chief is a pivotal member of the Leadership Team and provides Township-wide expertise on matters relating to public safety programs and activities. The ideal candidate will build consensus throughout the department by leading with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to the fire service.

Qualifications: Minimum qualification requires a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of Fire and EMS command experience. The following certifications are required for consideration: Ohio Firefighter Level II; Ohio EMT-Basic; Ohio Fire Inspector; Hazardous Materials Operations; and American Heart CPR. Preferred qualification requires a Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field, more than ten (10) years of Fire and EMS command experience; Ohio EMT-Paramedic certification; and CPC Chief Fire Officer Designation.

Application Procedure: In addition to the online application, applicants must attach the following materials for it to be considered complete: cover letter, resume, certifications, college degree(s) and, if applicable, a full copy of any military discharge paperwork. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and remain insurable  under the Township’s vehicle insurance plan. (Township Administrator may waive certain requirements to ensure an adequate candidate pool.)

Compensation & Benefits:  Pay range is $134,758-$150,129 and this is an exempt, non-union position.  Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s experience, qualifications, and related skills, knowledge, and ability. Excellent benefits including health, dental, and life insurance, OP&F retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, paid time off in vacation, sick, and personal time, and tuition reimbursement. (Effective 12/26/2022)

Appointment Procedure:  Selection process includes a review of all submitted materials.  Appointment procedure may include written/video tests as part of an assessment center on October 13, interviews, and polygraphs.  Candidate will be required to complete a criminal and personal background check, a driver’s license review, and physical/drug test. Anticipated start date is mid-late December (subject to change).

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