Fire Chief

Organization: City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Close Date: This position will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes on July 2, 2018.

Job Description:

Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a young, vibrant, and growing community of nearly 10,000 residents. Part of the thriving Greater Des Moines area with a population of almost 600,000, Pleasant Hill is the closest suburb to downtown Des Moines.

The Pleasant Hill Fire Department was originally founded as a volunteer Department. Over the years the Department evolved into a Paid‐On‐Call (POC) Department. In 2014, the Pleasant Hill Fire Department transitioned to having its first full‐time employee, the Fire Chief who is appointed by the Mayor subject to City Council approval and reports to the City Manager.

The Fire Department has a $1.1 million annual budget. The Department is authorized to have a total of 40 employees as follows: full-time Fire Chief; nine POC staff (Deputy Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, four Captains, three Lieutenants); and 30 POC response employees. A recruitment profile with additional information about the position is available at and

The minimum job requirements are: 1) Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical, or related disciplines with Bachelorís Degree preferred; 2) five years of supervisory or command experience with certified training and extensive work experience in fire suppression, investigation, inspections, and prevention, hazardous material response, and rescue operations; 3) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification; 4) graduate of Executive Fire Officer program from National Fire Academy preferred; and 5) experience in combination full‐time and volunteer or POC department preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the City.

This position will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes on July 2, 2018. In order to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter with current salary to For additional information about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants
Mesa, Arizona


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