The City of Canandaigua (pop. 10,500) is seeking a collaborative leader to become its next Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for the administration of the Canandaigua Fire Department. The Canandaigua Fire Department is a combination department consisting of two volunteer companies and nine (9) career firefighters. The Fire Chief functions as Incident Commander during emergency operations, manages Fire Department grants and capital projects, oversees the maintenance of firefighting equipment, trains and directs Fire Department personnel and conducts fire investigations. The Fire Chief reports to the City Manager/Director of Public Safety.
High school graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and either:
1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State Registered College or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in fire science, criminal justice, business administration, public administration or related emergency services field and three years’ experience as a firefighter; OR
2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associate Degree in fire science, criminal justice, business administration, public administration or related emergency services field and five years of firefighting experience; OR
3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of 1 and 2 above.