City of Aurora, CO

Fire Chief
Annual salary range: $145,000 to $160,000
Application deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

Situated in the eastern Aurora-Denver Metropolitan Area, Aurora is home to more than 350,000 residents who enjoy a unique quality of life. The Fire Rescue Department boasts 15 stations, more than 350 firefighters and a budget of almost $50 million. The department responded to 649 fire incidents, 29,219 EMS/Rescue calls, 563 hazardous condition incidents, 3,210 service calls, 1,904 good intent calls, and 9 severe weather calls during FY 2014-15.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, present and engaged servant leader with proven fire and EMS services administrative experience in a medium to large sized urban setting. Competitive candidates will demonstrate a proactive approach to creating partnerships and bring innovative, contemporary, and fresh ideas to the department. Experience in assessing fire and EMS service models and a strong, transparent and inclusive leadership style coupled with the ability to manage in a highly resourceful manner are sought.

A Bachelorís degree; coursework in fire science, public administration, business administration, or a related field; successful completion of supervisory courses in Fire Department Administration, Fire Prevention, and Business or Public Administration and experience in Fire/Emergency Medical Service work with five (5) years served in a supervisory role of Battalion Chief or higher is preferred.

To be considered, please immediately submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, current salary and a resume via e-mail to:

For additional information, please contact:

Pam Derby
Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916-263-1401

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The City of Aurora, CO is an equal opportunity employer.