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Employment opportunity: Chicago Heights Fire Chief


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The City of Chicago Heights, Illinois, a city of approximately 30,000 residents, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief to manage all activities and employees of the Chicago Heights Fire Department. The position responsibilities include providing leadership and supervision to approximately 65 sworn and 5 civilian personnel. The candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of current issues in fire management and the principles of public administration; comprehensive knowledge of building and construction codes; and the ability to organize, direct and control local fire and emergency operations consistent with the requirements of laws, union contracts and municipal policy.

The ideal candidate would have experience in and demonstrated commitment to intergovernmental cooperation, community problem solving, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team leadership ability, and an ability to work with diverse groups and individuals.

A complete position description may be found on the City of Chicago Heights website at http://www.cityofchicagoheights.org.

For full consideration, please submit a resume and references by no later than Friday, October 2, 2015 to the attention of Karen Zerante, City of Chicago Heights Human Resources, or via email at kzerante@chicagoheights.net.

The City of Chicago Heights is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

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