Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Selma fire chief position is now posted on the internet. I have forwarded the job description and application procedures on to some friends of mine in the fire business.
Fire Chief - Selma, pop., 6,841. A progressive town located in the eastern portion of the Triangle along I-95 and Highways 70 and 301. Successful candidate will have a strong fire service career with proven mgmt. and leadership abilities. Must be NC firefighter II cert. with 5-7 yrs. of exp. in firefighter work, articulate in the knowledge of fire prevention and fire services admin. in a muni. dept. Chief will coordinate the admin. of the daily ops. of a 25+ volunteer department with an op. budget of $234,000. Also resp. for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and/or conducting the training activities of the dept. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire suppression procedures, techniques and equipment and modern fire prevention techniques. Will perform regularly scheduled maintenance on all vehicles and equipment and some fire inspections, requiring a Level I Inspections cert. Req’s. ability to make decisions under pressure in all aspects of work, particularly in fire ground command. Req’s. considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form and to make effective public presentations. Starting salary $44,396-$46,644, negotiable based on skills and quals. Apps. may be received by emailing: and online at or at the Employment Security Commission, Smithfield. All apps. must be returned to the Employment Security Commission by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2007. EOE/ADA.

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