City of Redlands Fire Department
Redlands, CA

Fire Chief
Annual salary range: $186,612 to $226,800

The City offers an outstanding benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020

Redlands is a city in the heart of the Inland Empire, in San Bernardino County. With a population of approximately 73,000 and founded in 1881 and incorporated in 1888, Redlands is a quintessential “big town” with a “small town” feel. For much of its history, it was the “Washington Navel Orange Growing Capital of the World,” with the citrus industry as the main focus of its economy.

Under direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief and three Battalion Chiefs direct the day to day emergency operations of the Fire Department, responding out of four fire stations strategically located throughout the City. Redlands firefighters respond to nearly 11,000 calls for service annually. The Redlands Fire Department is an all risk, full-service Fire Department, trained in every aspect of emergency services ranging from Emergency Medical Calls, Wildland Fires, Building Fires, Traffic Accidents, Hazardous Materials Response, Mitigation and Control, Confined Space Rescue, Bio-Terrorism, and Swift Water Rescue.

The Fire Chief plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire prevention, suppression, investigation, inspection, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, cost recovery, and hazardous materials controls. This position coordinates and collaborates with other City departments and outside agencies to provide highly complex administrative and technical support to the City Manager. The Fire Chief exercises strong communication, management, supervisory, professional and technical skills to ensure excellent customer service to the City of Redlands community.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, ethical, and personable leader and effective communicator with excellent managerial skills, a strong customer-service orientation, and a proven track record in creating a positive, cohesive, and productive work culture. This position requires an engaging and forward-thinking individual with the ability to facilitate positive change, work effectively with staff, executive leadership, and elected officials; and have a willingness to collaborate with other department heads and business leaders, and to provide employee training and growth opportunities. Successful candidates will possess a proven history of inspiring an inclusive, team-oriented working environment based on effective communication, efficiencies and accountability. The ideal candidate will be a creative professional with the highest moral character and integrity in all that he/she does, with a desire to interact with staff, welcome ideas, and build strong working relationships citywide. A background with a Joint Powers Authority and a record of involvement and collaboration with surrounding jurisdictions, as well as developing cooperative agreements with local, County, State, and Federal agencies is extremely helpful. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science or a related field and seven (7) years of responsible fire suppression and prevention experience, five (5) years of management and supervisory experience is required. Master’s degree is desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with resume, and a list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of staff you have managed. Apply on our website:

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Redlands Fire Department website:

The City of Redlands, CA is an equal opportunity employer.