Deputy Fire Chief

Ventura County Fire Department
Until Filled
(805) 389-9739

County of Ventura, California                             

Salary: $149,258 - $208,961 Annually, plus benefits

The Ventura County Fire Department is currently seeking a Deputy Fire Chief. Working Under the direction of the Fire Chief, directs activities and oversees multiple bureau managers with day-to-day operations within the Fire District.  Assists in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Ventura County Fire Protection District. Assumes direction of the Department in the absence of the County Fire Chief. Performs other related duties as required. This is an “AT-WILL” position exempt from the “Civil Service.”


Thorough knowledge of: principles of organization, general public administration and management, including fire operations, policies and procedures, budgeting and organizational planning and analysis; the operational processes and principles specifically inherent to the Fire District and County Government; Incident Command System; Emergency Incident tactics and strategy; code adoption process (both state and local); and, state and local fire code regulations.

Ability to: coordinate, plan, direct and manage multiple bureaus; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and, deal effectively with various levels of government and public individuals and groups.

Five (5) years of full-time experience in fire fighting, including at least two (2) years as a Fire Battalion Chief or Agency Equivalent.

Supplemental training in fire sciences, public administration, a bachelor degree in a related field and experience in fire prevention, training and administrative assignments are highly desirable.

Possession of, and the ability to maintain, a valid California Driver License is required.

For further information about this recruitment and to apply online, visit our website at   For additional inquiries, contact Danielle Keys by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 389-9739.

Application Review: December 12, 2018

FILING DEADLINE:  This recruitment accepts applications on a continuous basis until sufficient qualified applications are received to meet business needs.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.      


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