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Fire Chief - City of Belton, TX

Christy Christoffersen

* Listing Title:
Fire Chief - City of Belton, Texas

* Listing Description
The City of Belton, Texas is recruiting a servant leader and skilled manager to serve as its new Fire Chief. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, ethical, and compassionate professional with a passion for providing exceptional service. The next Fire Chief will be a visionary, forward-thinking, and innovative individual who is aware of fire service trends, technological advancements in the field, and best practices.

The City of Belton has a population of 22,078 and covers 21.1 square miles. The City serves as the county seat of Bell County and is part of the Temple-Killeen-Fort Hood metro area. Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Fire Chief oversees and manages the delivery of fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue operations, hazardous materials responses, emergency management planning, and public education programs.

The following certifications and licensing are REQUIRED qualifications:

Associate degree in fire administration, fire science, or a related field
Minimum of ten years’ of experience in a municipal fire department
At least five years’ of experience in a supervisory position at the rank of chief, assistant chief, battalion chief, or shift commander
Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Advanced Firefighter certification
TCFP Basic Fire Inspector and Basic Fire Investigator certifications
Minimum of TDSHS (TEXAS) EMT-Basic certification
TCFP Head of Department certification within one year of hiring date.
Emergency management experience

The following certifications and licensing are PREFERRED qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, or a related field
Master’s degree in fire science, public administration, or a related field
EMT-Paramedic certification
TCFP Master Firefighter certification
TCFP Basic Arson Investigator certification
Texas Fire Chief Academy Certified Fire Executive (CFE)
Executive (CFE) or Texas A&M Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) certification
Executive Fire Officer (EFO) certification through the National Fire Academy
Chief Fire Officer (CFO) certification through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
Experience in managing a department under Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143 (Civil Service)

An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered.
The starting salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000, depending on qualifications and experience, with annual merit increases of 2-5%.

View complete position profile and apply online at:

For more information on this position contact:
Larry Bell
Senior Vice President, SGR Executive Recruitment
Cell: 325-669-3671

* (Job) Location:
City of Belton, Texas

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