City of Cincinnati is seeking an exceptional and progressive leader to serve as its Fire Chief. The City desires an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader who can engage with an active, diverse, and involved community, has experience leading and innovating on public safety issues, and has demonstrated experience in change and performance management.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and management. A successful Chief will be authentic, relationship focused, decisive, adaptable, humble, dynamic, avoids community politics but is politically savvy, does not steer clear of conflict, and has unquestioned integrity.
- Demonstrate cultural competency and has experience as a leader in change management and performance management. Can lead the department through difficult culture shifts and lead the change.
- Has experience in all fire service divisions including personnel, operations, training, recruitment, finance, communications, administration, emergency management, fire prevention, code enforcement, public education, and community relations.