HELP WANTED: City of Ferndale Fire Chief

Ferndale, MI (pop. 20,428) – The City of Ferndale is known for its award-winning downtown, community events, excellent housing options, and welcoming culture. It is proud of the high quality of life it offers its residents. Ideal candidates for the position of Fire Chief will have demonstrated a record of leadership and a commitment to proactive, hands-on, participative management and will possess excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and financial management skills. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and will intentionally engage with the diverse constituencies of the City.

Candidates are required to have:

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Fire, Public or Business Administration or a related field.

• Ten years of progressively increasing leadership experience. Five years of experience as a chief officer is preferred, but not required. National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and Chief Fire Officer Accreditation preferred.

• A valid Michigan driver’s license or obtain one within 30 days of appointment.

• Must currently have and maintain the following certifications, or the highest level of certification required to maintain the certification series: Fire Officer I certification; Michigan or National Registry EMT-Basic; NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 (within 60 days of appointment).

Starting salary is $92,325-$115,301 (DOQE), with excellent ben- efits.

For a full job description and to apply by November 2 go to and apply to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Ferndale is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City values diversity, equity and inclusion, all qualified applicants will receive consideration with these values in mind.

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