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Date Posted:               May 14, 2017
City/Organization:      North Las Vegas, NV
Title:                           Fire Chief
Category:                   Fire/EMS Executives

Fire Chief - North Las Vegas, NV

Job Description:

Fire Chief


The City of North Las Vegas Fire Department invites your interest in the position of Fire Chief.


Salary:  $119,436 - $175,741


The City is seeking candidates who possess demonstrated leadership, community/employee relations and budgetary skills together with a strong background in providing an optimum level of fire safety and prevention for the North Las Vegas Community. The ideal candidate will engender confidence, trust and possess the ability to elevate the department to the highest level of fire and emergency services.


The Fire Chief is expected to be proficient with finance, administration and people management, as well as have strong fire operations skills. A leadership style that reflects collaboration and teamwork with the ability to bring positive change to the work environment will be essential to this role. With the resource constraints faced by fire safety agencies today, it’s expected the new Fire Chief will provide innovative approaches and creative alternatives to current service delivery models and other traditional practices. A strong command presence, with excellent verbal, written and listening skills, as well as the ability to effectively interact with policy makers, the community, departments and the citywide organization is a requirement for this position.

A core value system that incorporates honesty, integrity and ethical behavior is critical.


Must possess at least ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in fire operations, emergency medical, and related experience in a non-volunteer, municipal fire department. Five (5) years of management and administrative experience as a Chief Officer. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in fire science, business or public administration or closely related field is required; a Master’s Degree and EFO are preferred. 


Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (Class C) and satisfactory motor vehicle record with the ability to obtain appropriate Nevada State Driver’s License within required time frame. 


The City of North Las Vegas offers an excellent benefits package.  For a detailed job description and to apply online, please visit our website at and apply for IRC31764.  Please be sure to include a cover letter and a detailed resume, along with current salary information.  In addition, please provide names and phone numbers of five professional references.  References will not be contacted until reciprocal interest has been expressed.  


This position will remain open until filled.


The City of North Las Vegas celebrates and embraces diversity in the workplace.

Job Post Expiration Date;   May 27, 2017

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.

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