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Fire Chief

Oak Brook, Illinois


Village of Oak Brook

1200 Oak Brook Road

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630-368-5024

Fax: 630-368-5025




Salary: $101,462 - $137,272

Population: 7,883

Application Deadline: Until Filled




Apply online at:



Submit cover letter, resume and

three (3) professional references to:


Kate Andris, Human Resource Generalist


Position is open until filled.





This individual will be responsible for providing leadership to the Village of Oak Brook Fire Department in the areas of: Fire Service Management, Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and Inspection Services, Emergency Medical Services and Public Education and Training.


The department consists of twenty-eight sworn members, including, three Battalion chiefs and a non-sworn Senior Administrative Assistant.  The department also employs 6 contract firefighter/paramedics.  Currently the position of Deputy Chief is not budgeted.





  • The primary responsibly of the Fire Chief is to serve as a strategic leader assuming management responsibility for all department activities.

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate innovation, professionalism and skills in public speaking, emergency response management, risk management,  process improvement, decision-making and labor relations.

  • The candidate must also possess effective written and interpersonal skills, a strong focus on customer service as well as an ability to build effective working relationships with diverse audiences.

  • The selected candidate will regularly interact with the Village President, Village Board of Trustees, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, Village Manager, Department Directors, front line personnel and other governmental agencies.

  • In addition, the selected candidate must possess strong analytical abilities and the ability to carry out strategic goals.



  • Bachelorís Degree in fire administration, fire technology, public administration or related field, with at least ten years of municipal or district fire administrative experience at a senior management level; or an equivalent combination of experience and training, Fire Officer III designation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, or the ability to attain such designation.

  • The successful candidate must have a valid State of Illinois license, Class D.




Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.



Village of Oak Brook

Attention: Human Resource Generalist

1200 Oak Brook Road

Oak Brook, IL 60523
















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