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The City of Morro Bay invites applications for an experienced, visionary leader to serve as its next Fire Chief. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the department and chart the future of the developing Morro Bay Fire Department. The next Fire Chief will enjoy working with a high-functioning City Council under the administrative direction of a collaborative City Manager in a picturesque oceanside city.

The general duties of the Morro Bay Fire Chief are to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of fire suppression, prevention and supportive services to provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council. They will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive employee relations and proper allocations of financial resources.

The incoming Fire Chief must possess a multitude of leadership and management skills to navigate the dynamics of the close-knit department. They will understand the inner workings of ICF, have the on-the-ground experience to effectively lead a collaborative EOC, and have the interpersonal abilities to build powerful relationships with partner agencies.

The successful candidate will have a deep-rooted commitment to service, be highly ethical, and will advocate on behalf of their department to implement actions that better the workplace for their staff and improve services for Morro Bay residents. Of primary importance, the City seeks an executive who embraces an authentic leadership style grounded in humility.

Compensation

The competitive salary for this at-will, executive position is dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications, with an annual salary range between and $131,853 and $160,268 with potential for relocation assistance. Additionally, the selected candidate will enjoy an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Application process

The complete City employment application is available online at https://www.morro-bay.ca.us/832/Employment-Opportunities.

The deadline to apply for this position is May 21, 2021. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred and should be directed to Bob Hall at talent@tripepismith.com and include the following: Completed application, compelling cover letter; and comprehensive resume.

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