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Fire Chief

Champaign, Illinois


City of Champaign

102 N. Neil Street

Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-403-8770

Fax: 217-403-8780




Salary: $114,274 - $134,273

Population: 81,000

Sworn Officers: 99

Application Deadline: 8/5/13



The City of Champaign, IL, seeks an innovative professional with strong leadership abilities and fire management experience to serve as Fire Chief for a department of 99 sworn and 13 civilian personnel, overseeing an operating budget of $12 million.


The City of Champaign is a vibrant, high growth, and diverse community in central Illinois, approximately 2 hours south of Chicago.  The City of Champaign operates under a Council-Manager form of government.



Candidates must have:

  • Extensive experience in fire service as a Chief, Deputy Chief, or equivalent

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in fire science, public administration or related field, masterís degree desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current issues in fire management and the principles of public administration

  • Comprehensive knowledge of building and construction codes

  • Ability to organize, direct and control local fire and emergency operations consistent with the requirements of laws, union contracts and municipal policy



Salary Range:


$114,274 to $134,273/year DOQ


Excellent fringe benefit package



The City seeks an individual who shares the Cityís values of Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Results.


Applications received by email by August 5, 2013 will be given full consideration.



To apply, email letter of application, three references, salary history, salary requirements, and resume to:



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