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Deputy Fire Chief
City of San Jose, CA

The San Jose Fire Department is seeking a Deputy Fire Chief. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, and serving as a member of Senior Staff, the Deputy Fire Chiefs each plan, coordinate and direct the activities of a major Bureau of the Fire Department and perform related work as required. The Deputy Fire Chief position in BFP is also known as the Fire Marshal. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, present and engaged servant leader with proven fire and EMS services administrative experience in a medium to large sized urban setting. The successful candidate will bring innovative, contemporary, and fresh ideas to the department, be experienced in assessing fire and EMS service models and staying abreast of current trends. A strong, transparent and inclusive leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and consistent accountability will serve the chosen candidate well. The preferred candidate will be a ‘doer’ who has a track record of getting things done and producing an exceptional work product. Those who managed in a highly resourceful manner and are known for their attentiveness to responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness will find success at SJFD.


Location: San Jose, California
Salary: $143,894.98 - $222,234.74
Final filing date: December 10, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.