Deputy Chief of Administration

Website City of Greeley

Greeley, Colorado, is a city achieving community excellence!

About this Position

Established in 1870, Greeley has a population of 112,816 and sits on 49.8 square miles. Greeley’s population is projected to increase to over 135,000 residents by 2032 and is expected to grow to more than 200,000 by 2055. According to US Census data, the Greeley metropolitan statistical area (MSA) expanded from 252,825 to 328,981. The 30.1 percent increase makes it the fastest-growing metro area in Colorado and the fourth fastest-growing metro area in the country.

The city is 52 miles northeast of Denver and 30 miles east of the majestic Rocky Mountains, near the confluence of the Cache la Poudre and South Platte Rivers. US. Highway 34 and US. Highway 85 run through Greeley, and the city is approximately 20 minutes from Interstate 25 and less than an hour from Denver International Airport.

The Greeley Fire Department (GFD) was first organized in 1871 and became a paid department in 1913. Today, the Department operates from seven strategically located, fully staffed fire stations and provides an all-hazards approach in the protection of the lives and property of the residents, businesses, and visitors of Greeley. The Greeley Fire Department employs two Deputy Chief positions that report to the Fire Chief; one who supervises the Operations Division and one who supervises the Administration Division. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chiefs assist the Fire Chief in planning, organizing, and coordinating all programs, functions, and activities of the Fire Department.

The Deputy Chief of Administration directs the administrative functions of the Fire Department as well as those of the Department’s Community Safety Division. The Deputy Chief of Administration oversees a Budget Analyst, a Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, and several indirect staff. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership and managerial capabilities in the areas of fiscal management and budget oversight, data analytics, strategic planning, and Fire Department Accreditation, and working with labor unions. They will also be a dynamic, present, and engaged servant leader with proven fire and EMS administrative experience in a medium- to large-sized department.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, public administration, business, or a related field, or a specialized technical training of equivalent length. A minimum of five (5) years of extensive and progressively responsible fire service management experience, including three (3) years at the Battalion Chief level or higher in a similar or like-sized department, is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must live within a 30-mile radius to the Fire Department response boundary.

Certifications required upon hire (or ability to obtain within 6 months) include:

A valid State of Colorado driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
Current Basic Life Support Provider, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), or Paramedic (EMT-P) Certification
IFSAC of ProBoard Fire Officer 1, or above, or Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence
National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 certifications through the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Preferred certifications include:

Current enrollment or previous completion of the Executive Fire Officer curriculum at the National Fire Academy (NFA)
Demonstrated work experience in an accredited fire service organization
Blue Card Incident Management certification
Hazardous Materials Operations certification
The anticipated hiring range is $147,500 – $191,849 depending on qualifications and experience.



For more information on this position contact:

Larry Bell, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

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