Fire Chief

Agency City of Gilroy



SALARY RANGE $198,714 – $264,994 Annually

The Ideal Candidate

  • Be a dynamic leader, teacher, mentor, and fire service innovator who is approachable, open, and experienced at developing relationships in a team environment.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making both in an emergency response environment and in administrative and management situations.
  • Be an excellent communicator and be able to express himself/herself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Have California fire service experience to include wildland firefighting knowledge and experience.
  • Have strong EMS knowledge as Gilroy is an Advanced Life Support department and approximately 80% of the calls responded to are EMS calls.
  • Represent the Fire Department and make effective presentations in public situations, including City Council meetings and community events.
  • Be a seasoned fire officer experienced at the command of all types of emergencies, preferably as a Chief Officer or Acting Chief Officer.
  • Possess a solid understanding of the Incident Command System and be capable of managing complex multi-unit and multi-agency emergency incidents.
  • Have experience as a Division Chief or Fire Chief with management/ supervision experience over an entire Department or Division.
  • Have demonstrated experience of handling citizen inquiries and customer complaints, the ability to perform effective public relations functions, and effectively resolving disputes, MOU issues, and disciplinary matters.
  • Have experience working in an ALS delivery system and strong knowledge of EMS service delivery.
  • Have hands-on experience developing and managing a budget for a division or workgroup.
  • Have direct experience with policy/procedure development and have program and project management experience.
  • Be proficient in using PCs and laptop computers and programs such as MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Have working knowledge of automated fire records management systems.
  • Have firsthand experience in contemporary labor relations and the implementation and use of labor/management committees.

Please check the Job Brochure for more detailed information!

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