Fire Chief

Town of Leland Fire Rescue Department - Leland, North Carolina

Jan 12, 2022

Application Deadline:
Feb 12, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$88,325.52-$100,722.89 annual

Job Description

Fire Chief

The Town of Leland is looking for a servant-leader focused Fire Chief to join the fastest growing municipality in North Carolina. If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing Town this is the position for you. We strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working and adapting to our growth. At the Town of Leland, we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, training opportunities and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees. The Leland Fire/Rescue Department is a mission-focused and values-driven organization.

Position Overview: Performs complex, advanced protective service, and administrative work planning, organizing, and directing all fire service operations, addresses personnel and public information matters, ensures all laws, regulations, and procedures are followed, and related work as required. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Public Safety Director. This position is designated as essential during emergency or disaster situations. Departmental supervision is exercised over all department personnel.


· Bachelor’s degree with coursework in fire science, public administration/management, or leadership from an accredited university and extensive experience in fire management including extensive supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Executive Fire Officer certification through the National Fire Academy preferred.

· Chief Fire Officer designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence preferred.

· Possession of IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter, Fire Officer III, Community Risk Reduction or Fire & Life Safety, Technical Rescuer certifications.

· Possession of EMT-Basic Credential or ability to obtain reciprocity within six (6) months of hire.

· Completion of NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 courses prior to, or within six (6) months of hire.

· Possession of NC Emergency Vehicle Driver certification within six (6) months of hire.

· Possession of a valid NC Class C driver’s license.

Hiring Range: $88,325.52-$100,722.89

The Town of Leland offers an attractive benefit package consisting of medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health and Wellness Program, Local Governmental Employees Retirement System, 401K with a 5% company contribution, 457(b), and supplemental benefits.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: NA
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience

Contact Information

Sara Meyer

Town of Leland Fire Rescue Department
1004 Village Rd Leland, NC
Leland, North Carolina 28451
phone: 910.442.8323

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