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Fire Chief

Category: Public Safety
Description:
THE TOWN OF VALDESE IS SEEKING A SERVICE-ORIENTED PROFESSIONAL THAT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORTING THE MISSION TO PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY OF THE CITIZENS AND VISITORS OF VALDESE THROUGH PREVENTION, EDUCATION, AND MITIGATION SERVICES DELIVERED WITH PRIDE AND INTEGRITY, TO SERVE AS OUR NEXT FIRE CHIEF. THE TOWN OF VALDESE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN ENCOURAGING ATMOSPHERE THAT SUPPORTS JOB SATISFACTION AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH FOR ALL TOWN STAFF. VALDESE, (APPROXIMATE POPULATION 4,500) IS LOCATED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, 70 MILES WEST OF CHARLOTTE, WHERE THE “FOOTHILLS MEET THE MOUNTAINS”. FOUNDED IN 1893 BY TWENTY-NINE WALDENSIAN SETTLERS FROM THE COTTIAN ALPS OF ITALY, WE HAVE A DEEP RESPECT FOR OUR UNIQUE HERITAGE WHICH WE CELEBRATE ANNUALLY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS. WE HAVE A THRIVING DOWNTOWN FEATURING SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS, SHOPS AND HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS. THE TOWN HAS A COUNCIL-MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT; CONSISTING OF A MAYOR AND FIVE COUNCILMEMBERS, REPRESENTING FIVE WARDS, EACH ELECTED AT- LARGE IN NON-PARTISAN ELECTIONS. THE TOWN PROVIDES A FULL RANGE OF MUNICIPAL SERVICES WITH A CURRENT OPERATING BUDGET OF $10.4 MILLION. THE BUDGET INCLUDES A TOTAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF $5.68 MILLION AND UTILITY FUND BUDGET OF $4.75 MILLION. AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TOWN’S LEADERSHIP TEAM, THE FIRE CHIEF MANAGES AND ADMINISTERS THE OPERATIONS OF THE VALDESE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS STAFFED BY 7 FULL-TIME AND 27 PART-TIME PERSONNEL. THE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 649 CALLS IN 2018. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE SKILLS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE STAFF AND HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO OVERSEE THE DAILY OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT; INCLUDING BUDGET DEVELOPMENT AND OVERSIGHT, FIRE SUPPRESSION OPERATIONS, FIRE PREVENTION ACTIVITIES, EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSES, AND TRAINING OF EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL ALSO SERVE AS THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY DIRECTOR. THE TOWN OF VALDESE OFFERS A COMPETITIVE SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS. THE SALARY RANGE OF THIS POSITION IS $54,677-$82,024. THE TOWN PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, AND LIFE INSURANCE; WELLNESS PROGRAM; LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (LGERS) CONTRIBUTION; ANNUAL VACATION AND SICK LEAVE; PAID HOLIDAYS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS AND A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED BY VISITING WWW.TOWNOFVALDESE.COM.
Employer: Town of Valdse
Expires: 6/13/2019
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