Fire Chief in Batavia, New York

City of Batavia Posted: 2022-05-12

Batavia, New York 14020

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The City of Batavia, New York, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, seeks an outstanding leader to be its next Fire Chief.

Salary: $85,144 - $103,270 DOQ

The successful candidate will desire to be a part of the City’s vibrant and visionary culture; will be accessible and engage with the staff and community to reach shared communitywide goals; will have the ability to review and assess current operations and institute best practices. They will also be a strategic team builder who possesses the operational and tactical experience to lead the Fire Department. Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief will lead a fully paid professional department consisting of 37 FTE including four captains, four lieutenants, 28 firefighters and one administrative support position while being responsible for a $3.9 million budget.

This will be a provisional appointment pending successful scoring on the Civil Service examination. Civil Service qualifications are graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma AND either two (2) years of full-time, paid experience as a Deputy Fire Chief, OR four (4) years full-time, paid experience as a Fire Captain, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. AND, Candidates must also meet the following qualifications: In accordance with New York State Civil Service Law Section 58-a minimum qualifications for career Fire Chief at time of appointment.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and five work-related references, and completed Genesee County application at below link to: Dawn Fairbanks, Human Resources Director, One Batavia City Centre, Batavia,NY 14020 or

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Resume’ and references should be included. Accepting applications until position is filled. Background check, psychological assessment and physical drug testing required. Candidate must become a resident of Genesee County or any adjacent town to the County of Genesee within 6 months of the date of conclusion of the probationary period for the City of Batavia.


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