09/12/12 257 W - + 5 - 1 Zebulon Seeks Fire Chief

This posting has appeared on the town Zebulon's web site in eastern Wake County. Applications must be received by October 24. And this posting can mean only one thing, that longtime Fire Chief Sidney Perry is retiring. Congratulations, my friend. Read a profile of Chief Perry that we posted in February, when he was named Career Fire Chief of the Year at the NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference.

Fire Chief – Town of Zebulon, pop. 4,464. Performs highly responsible managerial, administrative and supervisory work in directing the activities and personnel of the town’s fire department. ISO Class 3/9. Responsibilities include management of 14 f/t positions and 16 volunteers with an annual budget of $1.1M. Department has medical responder responsibilities. Position requires ability to prepare budget projections, possession of strong oral and written communication skills, ability to deal tactfully with the public, and ability to develop positive working relationships with staff, other town employees, elected officials, and related local, county, state and federal agency representatives. Requires a degree in fire science or related field and/or completion of advanced courses and seminars in fire administration and fire science. Requires a standard level III Fire inspection and Firefighter Level II certification as well as 10 years fire service experience with a paid department and five of those years serving in an officer or supervisory role. Extensive experience of an increasingly responsible nature in all phases of municipal fire suppression and fire prevention, including; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. [...] Salary Range $58,697-$88,043. [...] Applications must be received by October 24, 2012.

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