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Fire Chief

Hampton, Virginia


City of Hampton

Human Resources

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

Phone: 757-727-6407




Salary: Negotiable


Application Deadline: XX/XX/04





The City of Hampton seeks a Fire Chief who is committed to providing excellent service to its citizens and who has the demonstrated ability to lead by example in achieving and maintaining high quality fire protection services.




Requirements include:

  • BS in Fire Science, Public Administration or related field

  • Masters' degree preferred

  • Extensive and increasingly-responsible experience in a fire management position as Chief, Assistant/Deputy Chief, Major or Battalion Chief, preferably in a community of equivalent or larger size

  • Experience with a combination volunteer and career force is preferred Knowledge of all facets of fire operational techniques, modern technology, fire suppression, emergency medical services, budget administration and employee relations

  • Effective decision making, leadership and community relations skills

  • Obtain Commonwealth of Virginia certification as an EMT-B and Fire Officer II within a reasonable time frame and maintain that status for the duration of service

  • Possess or be able to possess a valid VA driver's license and have an acceptable driving record

  • Successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation

  • Residency in the City of Hampton within one year of appointment will be required


Must submit a City of Hampton application, Chief application addendum, and Hampton Fire Department background check.






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