Ravenna Township is hiring a new fire chief (sponsored)

Fire Chief
Ravenna Township, Portage County Ohio

The Ravenna Township Board of Trustees are accepting applications for Fire Chief. 

Ravenna Township covers 21 square miles in Portage County, with a population of 9,000.  The Fire Department has 7 career and 19 part time employees who are trained in Fire and EMS and respond to 1,600 calls annually. 

The Fire Chief reports directly to the Board of Trustees.  The current Fire Chief position is part time with a 1,040 per year minimum hour requirement.  The Board of Trustees are advertising this position as part time (1,040 hours per year with no fringe benefits) and as full time (2,080 hours per year with benefits).  Full Time Benefits include: Insurance (Health, Vision, Dental, Life) or Waiver Stipend, and Accrued time off.  Candidates should specify whether they are applying to fill this position as a Full Time or a Part Time Fire Chief.   

Candidates for the Fire Chief position shall have a minimum of 10 years of Fire and EMS experience, with 5 years of experience as a Fire Officer or in Administration.  Minimum qualifications for the position are as follows:  Ohio Firefighter 2, Paramedic, Fire Instructor, and Certified Fire Safety Inspector.  Candidates shall have Fire Officer 1 and 2 and must obtain 3 and 4 within a year.  NIMS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 are required and 400 must be obtained within a year.  A minimum of an Associate Degree in an Emergency Services related field, or equivalent degree/program is preferred. 

Comparable combinations of experience, education, and certifications will be considered.  The candidate must pass a background check, physical exam, and drug screen. 

Salary range for Part Time is $30,000 to $40,000

Salary range for Full Time is $60,000 to $71,000

Interested candidates shall submit a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to:  Ravenna Township.  Attn. Gail Pittman, Fiscal Officer.  6115 South Spring Street, Ravenna Ohio, 44266. 

Applications can be sent electronically to [email protected].  Any questions can be sent to Fire Chief Mark Kozak at [email protected]  

Applications are due by Friday October 7th at 12:00pm.  Tentative Interviews will be scheduled for Mid to Late October.

This article was paid for and submitted by Ravenna Township and published in The Portager without modification.

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