This position will be open until filled. First review of candidates will be November 26, 2023.
The Ideal Candidate
The desired candidate for the position of Fire Chief should possess extensive experience in managing fire services in a municipal setting. They should be an ethical, innovative, and personable leader with effective communication skills and a strong customer-service orientation. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of creating a positive, cohesive, and productive work culture by engaging with staff, executive leadership, and elected officials. Collaboration with other department heads, business leaders, and labor associations is essential along with providing employee training and growth opportunities to maintain a healthy cultural identity for the City of Patterson. The successful candidate should also have a history of inspiring an inclusive, team-oriented working environment based on effective communication, efficiency, and accountability. Additionally, they must possess the ability to use good judgement in assessing, auditing, and ensuring departmental best practices, processes, and procedures including leave, contracts, purchasing, and emergency services management.
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