The City of Selma is a city of 25,000 residents located in Fresno County, California, approximately 15 miles south of the City of Fresno.

Under general administrative guidance, the Fire Chief plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Fire Department in preventing and extinguishing fires and in protecting life and property; plans, organizes and directs the activities of an Engine based Paramedic/EMT service; and coordinates the efforts of volunteer fire personnel with the professional staff. The Fire Chief represents the chief executive officer of the Fire Department and advises the City Manager and the City Council regarding fire suppression activities.

The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable in current principles, practices and techniques of management of a Fire Department; of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and codes affecting the work of the Fire Department; principles and practices of organization and public administration; municipal budget preparation and analysis; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Minimum requirements are any combination of experience and education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or related field and five years of progressively responsible and varied experience in firefighting, including at least three years in a management or supervisory capacity.

The salary range for this position is currently under review and will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, the City provides an excellent benefit package along with deferred compensation, City provided vehicle and cell phone stipend.

Candidates are encouraged to submit an application, letter of interest and resume to the City of Selma, Personnel Department, 1710 Tucker Street, Selma, California 93662. This position will remain open until filled.

For more information about this employment opportunity, please visit the City's website at