CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Fire Department is officially searching for a new chief.
Former Fire Chief Jon Hannan retired in August and Pete Key took over the department on an interim basis.
A five-page brochure from recruiter Ralph Andersen and Associates lists the many qualifications needed for the position.
They include executive fire command experience, a bachelor's degree and several certifications, such as a National Fire Academy executive fire officer certificate.
The first review of resumes will be Feb. 12.
The recruiter’s full advertisement says: “The City of Charlotte (800,000 pop.) 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.”
“This at-will position reports directly to the City Manager and oversees the Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) with 1,027 uniformed personnel and 127 non-sworn personnel. The CFD provides a full range of life safety services and operates 41 Engine Companies, 15 Ladder Companies, 2 Special Operations Heavy Rescue Companies, 4 Haz-mat Companies, 6 Aircraft Fire & Rescue Vehicles, 1 Dive Rescue Team, 1 Fire Boat, and 1 Dive Rescue Boat. “
“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. A Bachelor’s degree is required. National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Certification, the Chief Fire Officer Designation, Executive Development Institute, or similar certificates are highly desirable.”
"This position is open until filled; with the first review of resumes February 12, 2018. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 6 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900."
The fire department has faced multiple controversies in the past. Employees accused the previous administration of discriminating against women and minorities who deserved promotions, sources told Channel 9.
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