Fire Chief

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City of Eagan
Apple Valley, Minnesota, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Fire Chief Full-Time, Benefit Eligible

Pay: $136,302 - $172,665, DOQ

The City of Eagan is recruiting for a Fire Chief!

The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall operation, function and administration of the Eagan Fire Department to ensure the protection of citizens' life and property, including; fire fighting, firefighter training, emergency medical care, rescue, disaster response and services, fire prevention, inspection/ investigation, and public education.

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Application Deadline: Sunday, May 2nd @ 11:59pm (CST)

  • Plans, directs, manages and coordinates the activities of the Eagan Fire Dept; (training, purchasing, budget, human resource mgmt) to provide quality service to the community, utilizing available resources.
  • Coordinates, supervises and directs the City Fire Marshall and City Fire Inspector/s.
  • Develops, coordinates, and supervises the preparation, presentation and implementation of the annual budget to ensure adequate funding to meet the needs of the department.
  • Create a proactive focus to seek out alternative funding sources and opportunities to offset the costs for capital equipment, technology, facilities and operating expenses.
  • Directs and manages the fire inspection process in existing facilities within the City of Eagan. Work with Community Development to ensure existing structures are up to Fire code.
  • Recommends and advocates for the acquisition and construction of new structures, or the remodeling or building of new apparatus.
  • May establish, maintain, and command large scale emergency operations. May be responsible for coordinating multi-jurisdictional agency involvement.
  • May assume command at any fire scene/incident as required and personally directs firefighting activities through subordinate officers.
  • Chief is responsible to maintain the 24 hr/day, 7 day/wk department operation. The Chief will be available by pager or other communication methods 24/7.
  • Coordinate with County and State agencies to address Homeland Security & Emergency Response issues.
  • Directs, manages, supervises and provides for the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, performance evaluation, and discipline of all fire department personnel in accordance with City and Fire Dept guidelines and policy.
  • Promotes community relations through; development of community awareness programs and fire prevention programs.

  • Bachelor's Degree is required in Management, Fire Science, or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of formal leadership and supervisory experience in a similar sized Fire Department; "Leadership experience" defined as that of an Assistant Fire Chief/Deputy Fire Chief, Battalion Chief or like position.
  • Verifiable competencies in; financial administration and budgeting, human resource management/supervision, operational decision making, quality management and strategic planning.
  • Current licensed fire fighter with the state of Minnesota or eligible to be licensed within 6 months.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Fire Fighter, including a minimum of 5 years as a Fire Officer.
  • Fire Fighter II or equivalent state recognized certification. First Responder, Hazardous Materials Operations - within 6 months of employment.
  • Experience in EMS and involvement in innovative fire service delivery programs.
  • Must have excellent driving record and valid Minnesota Driver's license or able to obtain Minnesota license.

  • Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or related field.
  • Successful completion of at least 10 or more State or National Training classes and proof of attendance within the past 5 years.
  • Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Certification.

  • Knowledge of:
    • Budget preparation and presentation
    • Technology as it is used for fire services
    • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of a modern Fire Department
    • Applicable federal, state and local laws, code, ordinances and standards
  • Skilled In:
    • Leadership, innovation, and problem solving
    • Oral and written communications including research and preparation of reports and studies
    • Creating and maintaining effective working relationships
    • Communication with the public and elected officials
    • The use of tools and equipment associated with the work
    • Work with the City Administrator and senior management staff as a team member
  • Ability To:
    • Plan and implement department-wide programs and activities
    • Communicate effectively both orally and verbally
    • Respond back to work while off-duty for emergencies
    • Effectively manage workloads and time commitments of self and department employees
    • Deescalate stressful situations with the public
    • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City department personnel, residents, volunteer groups and other professional peers
    • Supervise, train, and motivate personnel
    • Delegate work responsibilities and monitor quality control
    • Independently identify problems, evaluate reasonable responses, and implement effective action
    • Perform research, assemble information, and prepare reports and studies
    • Exercise initiative, discretion, and independence of judgment
    • Work effectively under pressure and to competently handle a number of different tasks in a single period of time
    • Plan and perform duties with minimal supervision and maintain excellent working relationships

    • Indoors approximately 90% of the time, outdoors 10%. Will encounter temperature extremes, required evening and non-business hour meetings and training events.
    • Work hours and schedules: Hours of work expected will typically exceed 40 hours per week.

    • Must meet the physical testing requirements for a Fire Fighter established by the Department.

    • Monday through Friday; 40 hours per week
    • Exempt position

    Located in the Twin Cities metro area, Eagan is home to about 68,000 people. The City operates under a Council-Administrator form of government, employing 250 regular full-time employees, and up to 400 seasonal and part-time employees. Regarded as a great place to live, work and play, the City of Eagan prides itself on exceptional customer service and employs a stable workforce with experienced and professional staff. Areas of employment include finance, engineering, law enforcement, fire safety, parks and recreation, forestry, public works and utilities, community development, sports and fitness, arts and preschool education, etc. Visit our website to learn more at!

    The City of Eagan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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