August 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm #139037
The Village of West Dundee Illinois, population 8,000, a full-service community located on the Fox River, approximately 40 miles west of Chicago Illinois seeks experienced fire professionals as candidates to lead its Fire Department as Fire Chief based upon the upcoming retirement of the existing Chief. The Fire Chief is appointed by the Village Manager and leads a two station department consisting of 11 full time Paramedic / Firefighters including the Chief, 3 Lieutenants and 35 part-time Paid on Premise personnel. West Dundee Fire Department is recognized as a being professional, well trained, with employees dedicated to the community’s safety. West Dundee offers a friendly hometown atmosphere, with beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools and wonderful recreational opportunities. The Village is seeking candidates with incident command experience, strong management and leadership skills as well as possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Village is a member of a regional communication center (Quad Com) and has strong established automatic aid relationships with its neighboring communities.
Candidates should be experienced in budgeting and fiscal management with a proven record of visibility and participation in the community as well as in taking a collaborative approach to local and regional issues. Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community service. Candidates should have achieved the State of Illinois Personnel Standards and Education Commission requirements for Firefighter Level III and Fire Officer III is desirable. A bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, business administration, public administration, communications, or other advanced degrees and certifications are highly desirable. Candidates should also have at least ten years increasing responsible leadership and management experience in the fire service.
To learn more about this opening, visit http://careers.govtjobs.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=9366&t731=202969&jb=8503562
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