After the retirement of Chief Solberg, the City of Casper Fire-EMS Department is currently accepting applications for a new Fire Chief.

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That's according to a social media post from Casper Fire-EMS.

"Good afternoon Casper," Casper Fire-EMS wrote on their Facebook page. "In January, Chief Solberg announced his May 6th retirement after four years of service to the community. Starting today, the search for a new Fire Chief officially began!"

The job listing features many different duties and responsibilities, and states that the Fire Chief "is responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations relating to the Fire-EMS Department."

Some of the duties include:

  • Exercising the strategic direction and management authority over the Fire-EMS Department. Selecting and developing Fire-EMS Department personnel; ensuring training and development is provided to staff; providing consistent accountability with disciplinary actions (as warranted).
  • Directing the development and implementation of Fire-EMS Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishing, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels and allocating resources accordingly.
  • Performing as the City Emergency Manager and coordinating emergency preparedness activities with the Natrona County Emergency Manager.
  • Providing direction on the coordination of Fire-EMS Department activities with other departments, outside agencies, and organizations; providing staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • And More.

Candidates are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.), a Bachelor's Degree in fire science, public administration, or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education  and experience, five years of responsible experience in an organized Fire-EMS department, and a minimum of three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. A Master's Degree is preferred, and completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program is "high desirable."

The salary range is between $106,565 - $149,191, depending on experience and education.

More information, and the application, can be found at this link. 

The application period ends May 1.

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