The City of Comanche is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief. Comanche is a diverse, historic community with a population of 1,700 located in southwest Oklahoma. Comanche has a council/manager form of government with a mayor and four council members. The Fire Department provides service 24/7 with 4 full time fire fighters (including the Chief’s position) and 20 volunteer fire fighters. The Fire Chief is hired by and reports directly to the City Manager. The Fire Chief position works a shift of 8 am to 5 pm – M-F but is expected to respond to emergency calls when available after regular office hours. A successful candidate will have supervisory/managerial experience in a full time fire department. There is a requirement for commercial fire inspections.
In addition to Comanche city limits the overall coverage area encompasses 115 square miles of rural Oklahoma. We also provide mutual aid assistance to several surrounding full time and volunteer departments as well as participation in the Stephens County task force. We have a fleet of twelve trucks.
Additional requirements would include strong communication and administrative skills. Experience in managing volunteer and full time staff. The ability to manage and oversee maintenance and testing of vehicles and other fixed assets. Candidates with emergency management experience and grant writing is a plus but not required.
A full benefit package including a take home vehicle, 100% employer paid medical, 50% paid minor dependent medical, Oklahoma fire pension, short and long term personal leave, paid vacation and ten holidays.
A complete resume should be submitted no later than April 9, 2018 in order to be considered for this position. The hiring salary range is $39,000 to $47,000, with the starting salary dependent on qualifications. Interested candidates should mail their resume complete with a list of certifications to Chuck Ralls, City Manager, ATTN: Fire Chief Applicant, 500 N Rodeo Dr, Comanche OK 73529. You may also email it to [email protected]