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Fire Chief

North Liberty, IA

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The City of North Liberty, Iowa (pop 18,299) is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief.  The position was formerly part-time and has been expanded to full-time.  Today there are 39 members serving North Liberty with fire response, fire prevention support, emergency medical service, extrication, and hazardous materials abatement.  The Department’s website is

The decision to move to a full-time position was made following a needs study, completed in December, 2016.  The City, a fast-growing suburb of Iowa City, (MSA 161,170) recognizes the need to increase the professionalism of the Department.  

North Liberty is a thriving community in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor, located between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.  The City has experienced a 37% increase in population since 2010.  There are over 200 active businesses in North Liberty including manufacturing, banking and biotechnology industry.  The University of Iowa, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (located just south of North Liberty) employ many professionals and provide leading quality health care services.  

The Fire Department is currently staffed by three part-time administrative officers, paid-on-call officers/fire fighters and volunteers.  In 2016, the Department responded to 1,137 incidents, including emergency services provided to two neighboring townships.  The Department also provides life-safety building inspections, as well as public education events.  Advanced Life Support transport is provided by Johnson County Ambulance Service.  

The ideal candidate will possess an Executive Fire Officer Certificate, issued by the National Fire Academy, in addition to experience in an agency with a combination of professional and volunteer staff.  

The Chief is an exempt (FLSA) member of the City staff, under the supervision of the City Administrator.  City staff works as a team to meet the needs of the community.

The Chief will be a public representative for the Fire Department, and will meet with business, civic, and community members to provide information on the Department and to promote fire safety.

•Bachelor’s Degree
•5 Years’ experience in Fire and Rescue Management
•Firefighter I
•Haz-Mat Operations
•Firefighter II
•Fire Officer I
•Fire Instructor I
•Valid Class D Driver’s License
•National Incident Command System Certificates
•ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700 preferred
•Must reside within 15 miles of the North Liberty corporate City limits within six (6) months of employment
•Must participate in the Department’s Physical Fitness Program
•Must pass a post-offer physical examination, a drug and alcohol screen and background screen

The starting salary for this position is $77,000 to $108,000.  Actual salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  The City offers a generous benefit package including tuition reimbursement, health insurance, retirement contributions, and paid time off.

Application and Selection Procedure
To be considered for this career opportunity submit resume, cover letter, and professional references by June 30, 2017.  References will not be contacted without the applicant’s approval.  Resume should reflect years of employment, with beginning and ending dates, as well as information regarding the size of staff applicant has managed.

For Questions or Additional Information Contact
William Moulder
515 371 1669

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Posted 06/05/17

Job ID: 61020