Fire Chief: Bluffton Township

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Fire Chief

$123,184 – $134,606 starting pay commensurate with experience.

The Bluffton Township Fire District is actively recruiting for a Fire Chief. This Executive level position is responsible for the supervising, planning, and directing the Bluffton Township Fire District. Bluffton is the heart of the Lowcountry located on the banks of the May River, situated between Hilton Head Island and Savannah with a rich heritage and beautiful scenery. BTFD is a growing, progressive district that obtained CFAI accreditation in 2020 and serves approximately 75,000 residents and growing rapidly within its 246 square miles.

The district currently has 170 career employees operating in 9 stations, one maintenance and training facility and one administrative annex. The 10th station for the district development has begun and will be completed in two years. The 9 stations are divided into two Battalions and there are 3 Advance Life Support engines and 6 Basic Life Support Engines. The annual operating budget is $18.9 million and there is an average of 9,000 calls annually.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of bachelor’s degree, 15 years of firefighting, emergency medical services or fire prevention experience with increasing level of responsibility, advanced strategic leadership skills, complete budgetary experience, and CFAI accreditation knowledge.

The district provides exceptional benefits, PORS (Police Officers Retirement System)retirement and highly competitive compensation.

Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2022, until September 15, 2022.