Fire Chief

City of Turlock - Turlock, California

Nov 10, 2021

Application Deadline:
Nov 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Monthly salary range: $12,287 to $14,935 annual

Job Description

City of Turlock, California

Fire Chief

Monthly salary range: $12,287 to $14,935

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, the City of Turlock has grown to reach a population of 73,631 based on the US Census Bureau’s latest population records. Although Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County, it continues to maintain a small-town atmosphere and friendly attitude but with the conveniences and opportunities of a larger city. Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Fire Chief plans, directs, and reviews the activities of the Fire Department in preventing and extinguishing fires, limiting harm to citizens, and preventing destruction of property. The Fire Chief is responsible for budget; program direction; provides direction to assure compliance to federal, state, and local regulations; provides leadership and direction to meet City goals and to coordinate with other service areas, agencies, boards, commissions, and the public. In addition, the Fire Chief may act as City Manager in his/her absence and perform other job-related work as required. The Fire Chief serves as an active and contributing member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team.

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with significant course work in the areas of Fire Science Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science, or a related field. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional management level experience with a public safety or fire department, or in a related field, with at least three (3) years performing administrative and supervisory oversight, or any experience that would have provided the opportunity to develop the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For more information contact:

Pam Derby

CPS HR Consulting


To view an online brochure for this position visit: City of Turlock website:

The City of Turlock is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

See job description.

Job Requirements

  • Age: NA
  • Education: bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 5 years

Contact Information

Pam Derby

City of Turlock
Turlock, California 95380
phone: 916-471-3126

How to Apply

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