For a full description of the position and compensation and benefits, please visit: https://www.cambriacsd.org/employment-opportunities
The Fire Chief position requirements have been modified as follows:
The Fire Chief salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience; and
The California State Plans Examiner certification is no longer required, but highly desirable. This certification should be obtained within one-year from date of hire.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The Cambria Community Services District, formerly named the Cambria Water District, which was formed in 1967. Cambria Water District provided sewer services to the community. In 1976, the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) was formed. This facilitated the expansion of CCSD services to include water, wastewater, fire protection, lighting, refuse, and Parks, Recreation, and Open Space. The CCSD is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by Cambria voters for four-year overlapping terms.
A special district is a very basic form of local government, special to the state of California. There are approximately 3,400 independent special districts in California. When residents or landowners want new services or higher levels of existing services, they can form a special district to pay for and administer them.
The CCSD is primarily funded by utility fees augmented by a small amount of property tax revenue. Today, there are three independent special districts in Cambria: The Cambria Community Services District, Cambria Healthcare District, and Cambria Cemetery District.
The town of Cambria, California is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast of California, approximately four miles south of Hearst Castle and fifteen miles north of Morro Bay. Cambria is considered one of the most desirable places to live in California. Within thirty minutes of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Cambria offers a quality of life that provides unlimited outdoor amenities, rugged coastlines, rolling hills, clean air and a Mediterranean climate. Cambria offers excellent schools and a work environment that fosters teamwork, collaborative thinking and a sense of community.
Under direction of the General Manager, the Fire Chief shall be responsible for the administration, operations, and functions of all the activities of the fire department, personnel, equipment, properties and assets and liabilities both from an operational and managerial standpoint. This will involve a total program for the protection and preservation of life and property. The position requires broad knowledge and a thorough understanding of modern fire administration, personnel management, fire prevention, fire training, fire suppression, and concepts and methods necessary to facilitate the determination of varied work, challenges and problems. The Fire Chief must be capable of working independently in supervising all technical and general operations seeing that desired work results are achieved. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Fire Chief is expected to direct and supervise fire-fighting resources at the scene of emergencies and actively participate in fire control operations as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded career that includes experience in fire prevention, training, wildland interface, operations, EMS and marine safety.
Candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible experience, including at least three years at a supervisory level, and two years with a focus on Fire Prevention.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in fire science, administration, emergency management, or closely related field is highly preferred.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of the California State Chief Officer Certification is required
A California State Plans Examiner Certification is highly desirable
A California State Fire Marshal Certification is highly desirable
Possession of a current Class "B" California Driver's License, or Class “C” with “F” endorsement (must maintain satisfactory DMV record and ability to maintain insurability) is required
Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT1), and Healthcare Provider CPR and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander are required
This position is open until the needs of the District are met. To be considered for this opportunity please apply immediately and submit a cover letter, resume, completed district application and proof of experience, education, licenses and certifications to:
Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education as submitted, will move forward in the hiring process. The candidate who has successfully completed all prior phases of the hiring process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.