Fire Chief Position in Clarksdale, MS

“The City of Clarksdale, MS, (pop. 17,962) is seeking a highly visible, full time Fire Chief to lead a department of forty-four firefighters along with an administrative secretary.  The department has an operating budget of $2,713,174.  The Chief will be responsible for the daily operation of the Department, budget preparation, and fire protection programs.  This position requires experience with, and knowledge of, Mississippi Fire Personnel Minimum Standards and Certifications.  The ideal candidate will have experience with issues facing a rural community, strong leadership and supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and will enjoy being part of a local government team striving to serve the citizens and community.  A minimum of sixteen years experience in firefighting with eight years in a progressively responsible supervisory/administrative capacity is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field is preferred.  The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a MS driver’s license.  The City offers a competitive benefit package with a salary of $67,420.00.  A detailed job description is available upon request.

“Resumes accepted no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 15, 2017.  Please direct a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements and at least five references to: Cathy Clark, City Clerk, City of Clarksdale, P.O. Box 940, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or E-mail:”


Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, August 6). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(218), p. 4C.


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