Fire Chief

Organization: City of Glendale, AZ
Salary: Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits
Close Date: June 22, 2015

Job Description:

With a diverse and growing population of 234,000, Glendale is the fourth largest community in the Phoenix metropolitan area which has an overall population of 4.4 million. Glendale revels in the national spotlight for its famed historic downtown shopping district and its sports and entertainment district which has hosted two Super Bowls, two BCS National Championship football games, and countless world-class concerts. The City of Glendale operates under the council-manager form of government and is a home-rule City with a Charter adopted by its voters in 1957. The City Council is composed of a Mayor elected at-large and six members elected from districts on a non-partisan basis to four-year overlapping terms. There are no term limits.

The City Council employs a City Manager to oversee the operations of the City including the Glendale Fire Department (GFD). Glendale is a full-service City with an annual budget of $642 million, and 1,700 FTE’s.

GFD provides a variety of emergency services including fire suppression, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue response. GFD is a fully-accredited department that employs 245 firefighters and functions out of an administration building and nine fire stations. GFD responds to approximately 40,000 calls a year. The Department has a FY 2015 operating budget of $43,948,387. Fire Fighters and Engineers are represented by United Phoenix Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 493.

The Fire Chief is a key member of the City’s executive management team. He or she is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager with full responsibility to administer, manage and lead the personnel, operations, programs and activities of GFD.

Requirements include education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited school and significant, increasingly responsible local government fire suppression/prevention/EMT experience, including at least 8 years of command experience gained in a department of comparable size and complexity. Must be a skilled leader and an outcome-focused manager with excellent interpersonal skills, a strong customer service orientation and have unimpeachable integrity. For more information about the City of Glendale and the Glendale Fire Department, visit

The City will provide the next Fire Chief with a highly competitive beginning salary and City benefits are excellent.

Open until filled. The first review of resumes is scheduled for June 22, 2015. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and current salary immediately to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


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