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City of El Cerrito, CA
Location: El Cerrito, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $134,694 to $168,708
El Cerrito is in western Contra Costa County and forms part of the highly urbanized area along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. El Cerrito has a population of approximately 25,508 and covers an area of 3.9 square miles. It is a community of highly educated residents due primarily to the proximity to UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area high-tech economy. It is known for its temperate climate and breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from the hillside areas.
The City is seeking an experienced fire professional to take on a leadership role in its highly trained and well-regarded Fire Department. This Battalion Chief position oversees the Fire Prevention Division, serving as Fire Marshal. The Battalion Chief reports directly to the Fire Chief and exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, and technical staff.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Five years of responsible fire suppression experience including two years as a Fire Captain and an Associates degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or a related field. Bachelor or Master’s degree is highly desirable. The annual salary range is $134,694 to $168,708* (*control point) DOQE. The city provides an outstanding benefit package.
Located near the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, the City of El Cerrito is an ethnically diverse
community offering a high quality of life within one of the nation’s most sophisticated and beautiful living areas. With a population of nearly 25,000 residents, El Cerrito has the advantage of being centrally located in a major metropolitan area. El Cerrito is an established community with a strong self-identity and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.