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Come be a part of our dynamic team and help deliver the highest quality of public service to the community. Placentia is ripe for growth and improvement and is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual who has great integrity, initiative, and a passion for serving residents, business owners, and visitors.

In 2018, the City made the decision to transition out of their contract with the Orange County Fire Authority and establish the City of Placentia Fire and Life Safety Department (PFLSD) that officially became operational in July 2020. Establishing City-owned fire services will dramatically improve 911 emergency response times and life-saving services, as well as make these services more transparent and accountable to residents. The transition also ensures that City fire and EMS services are fiscally sustainable. 

The PFLSD is dedicated to serving the community of Placentia by providing the highest level of emergency services and community risk reduction, safeguarding life, property, the environment, and the economic vitality of our community. 

The Deputy Chief is the top-level administrative management position reporting directly to the Fire Chief. Employees at this level possess a thorough knowledge of City and department policies and procedures, principles of emergency management, fire suppression techniques, budget and personnel administration, employee discipline, and public safety principles and practices. PFLSD has 25 full-time personnel: one (1) Fire Chief, three (3) Battalion Chiefs, six (6) Captains, seven (7) Engineers, six (6) Firefighters, one (1) Management Analyst, and one (1) Community Risk Reduction Specialist. We also have part-time positions and eighteen (18) Reserve Firefighters. The department facilities include two (2) fire stations and a department headquarters, which have all been renovated this year. 

The PFLSD apparatus consists of two (2) 2020 Seagrave Type I Engines, one (1) 2020 Seagrave Quint with a 100-foot ladder, one (1) 2020 HME Type VI mini-pumper, two (2) 2019 Ford F350s Battalion Chef Command vehicles, one 2020 Interceptor Explorer Fire Chief vehicle, one 2020 Ford F150 utility vehicle and one (1) 2020 Ford Transit 15-person passenger van. 

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is by obtaining an associate or bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Fire, Public Administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable. Graduate or currently enrolled in the Executive Fire Officer’s Program from the National Fire Academy is also preferred. Eight (8) or more years of increasingly responsible, professional firefighting experience in a municipal fire department, fire service experience, of which at least three (3) years were in a supervisory position equivalent to a Battalion Chief or above in a fire agency. 

The City offers a generous compensation and benefits plan. The salary for the position is $125,736 – $145,555.14, depending on qualifications. 

For more information about the position, please follow the link to see the Deputy Fire Chief Brochure. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a compelling cover letter, and resume that reflects your scope of responsibility and significant accomplishments to  If you have questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104.

Apply by April 16, 2021

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