Fire Chief Job Opportunity – Winchester, VA
GovHR USA c/o City of Winchester, VA
The Fire Department is an effective combination modern fire department comprised of four (4) volunteer owned fire stations. Those volunteer fire companies include the Friendship Volunteer Fire Company, the Rouss Volunteer Fire Company, the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company, and the South End Volunteer Fire Company. The City of Winchester provides the staffing for each of the stations working a 24/48 shift schedule. Alongside the Chief, the department has 72 positions which include 63 field operations, training, EMS billing, and administrative functions. The volunteer component additionally adds twenty-one (21) active operational volunteers and sixty (60) active administrative volunteer members. Collectively, the volunteers own the stations, all the ambulances and apparatus that are utilized for emergency response within the city. The department provides 24-hour fire protection and Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical services and responded to over 6,000 calls in 2019 with approximately 75% of the calls as EMS emergencies. The department received an ISO Class 3 rating in 2014 and was upgraded to a Class 2 in 2018. The City and Department are focused on services and Community Risk Reduction outreach.
The annual salary for this position is $110,000 (+/-) depending upon qualifications and reports directly to the City Manager. The City of Winchester, VA also offers an attractive and competitive benefits package. Interested professionals should submit a résumé, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references by July 10 ,2020 attention Tim Sashko at: www.GovHRjobs.com. Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240.
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