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Goldsboro - Fire Chief. The City of Goldsboro (population 34,959) is seeking an experienced Fire Chief with outstanding leadership and organizational skills. This position is responsible for long and short-term program planning for operations and capital needs, determining administrative priorities, and ensuring the daily activities are completed in an efficient and effective manner. Accountable for the supervision of the departmental staff, preparation and monitoring of the budget, evaluation of work operations, and the performance of all human resource functions to include hiring, training, promotion, counseling and performance evaluation of personnel.  This position evaluates the need for new equipment and programs, works with the County and other departments on collaborative relationships and fire prevention and fire investigations. Responds to major fire and emergency calls and may take command at the site; consequently, skills shall be maintained in the use of firefighting, fire equipment operation, and emergency medicine.  The Goldsboro Fire Department operates with 81 fulltime paid firefighters and five fire stations.  The department averages approximately 2,200 calls annually, in a radius of 28 square miles. The ideal candidate must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 10 years' work experience in fire science; or Master's Degree with a minimum of 5 years’ work' experience in fire science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must possess thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of fire service management, fire inspections, fire training, and Emergency Medical Technology, and skill in their application.  Professional management and supervisory related experience in fire administration is required. Salary: $78,43 - $123,987. Qualifications candidates may submit an application by visiting  Closing Date:  Open until filed with first review of applications on January 5th 2018. The City of Goldsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.