Fire Chief

  • Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City Kansas
  • Kansas City, Kansas
  • Feb 16, 2018
Full Time Fire and EMS Executive
  • Apply By: Apr 11, 2018

Job Description

The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department is a full-spectrum, life safety agency protecting the residents who live, work, and play in Kansas City, KS. The department is organized into 9 divisions: Administration, Operations/ Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Logistics, Vehicle Maintenance, Training, Special Operations, Communications, and Prevention. Services provided by the Special Operations Division include Hazardous Material Teams, Urban Search and Rescue and Swift Water Rescue. The Operations/ Suppression services are located in 18 fire stations housing 22 companies and 9 EMS units.


The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is seeking a fire administrator who is an uncommon leader with a demonstrated track record of career accomplishments to serve as the next Fire Chief. Top candidates for this challenging leadership role must thrive in a robust, fast-paced, and complex environment and be creative, strategic, and able to fully implement best practices for a data-driven deployment of resources. The new Fire Chief for the Unified Government will need to be a courageous and forward-thinking leader who believes in making the right decisions for the benefit of the organization and the community served. This well-rounded, consummate professional will also embrace, appreciate, and celebrate the outstanding contributions and performance from all levels of the Department.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field is required. An advanced degree is a plus combined with a track record of success. This position requires significant and progressively responsible executive fire command experience in a large and complex fire department, emergency management department, or other public safety executive level position for a large metropolitan area. With a passion for public service and a proven track record of success, top candidates will have an outstanding career in fire service and a progressively responsible senior level career path with demonstrated accomplishments, including major incident command. National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Certification from the Chief Fire Officer Designation Executive Development Institute or similar certificates are highly desirable. The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

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Additional Information

For more information on this position contact:

Bill Peterson, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources