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Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District is accepting applications for position of Fire Chief. Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District covers 87 squares miles, and includes townships of Dodson, Hamer, Salem, and Union, and the Village of Lynchburg in western Highland County. The Fire Chief is the only full time position, and is supported by 44 volunteer personnel, whom fill the part-time positions. The department currently operates with the full time Fire Chief, 2 part-time positions covering the day shift, and the remainder of the time is covered by volunteer staffing.

This key leadership position requires an experienced individual who will be responsible for the overall operations of the fire department including but not limited to budgeting, purchasing, writing specifications for apparatus and equipment, managing all personnel, responding to and managing all calls for service, responding to and providing EMS care and Firefighting duties when necessary, providing fire prevention activities, and any other duties necessary for the good of the Fire District. This position requires strong communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a strong team environment. Successful applicants will have a broad background in all aspects of service delivery including suppression, EMS, prevention, inspection, and investigation.

Requirements include a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible fire service experience, and the following state of Ohio Certifications: Firefighter II, EMT-P, CFSI, and a valid Ohio operator’s license. Desired qualifications include experience in a combination department and command officer experience (Captain or above). The successful applicant must be in good physical condition and have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings including physical examination and drug screening.

The salary range for this position is $35,000 – $50,000, DOQ and experience.

To apply for this position, complete and submit the Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance Application available at the link above along with a cover letter, resume, including experience and achievements in program and project management, requested wage, benefits, and copies of required certifications by mail or delivered to the below by April 29, 2016.

Village of Lynchburg
Attn: Richard Warner
PO Box 402
155 S Main Street
Lynchburg, Ohio 45142