Fire Chief

Miami Valley Fire District

Due to a recent retirement, the Miami Valley Fire District is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief.  The Fire District serves the growing areas of Miami Township and the City of Miamisburg, located in southern Montgomery County in the Dayton Metropolitan area.  The Miami Valley Fire District is primarily a career department with 65 career and two part-time personnel operating from five fire stations.  The department is a well-respected, full-service agency that provides emergency response services and community outreach to approximately 50,000 residents in an area spanning 35 square miles.  The department responds to over 9,720 calls for service annually.

The Fire Chief reports directly to the five-member Fire District Board of Trustees.  This highly visible position requires an enthusiastic and innovative individual of exceptional character with strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Successful applicants will have a broad background in all aspects of service delivery and demonstrated experience with strategic and financial planning and analysis. 

Applicants should have a proven record of leadership with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible full-time fire service experience, with five or more years of permanent assignment as a command officer (i.e. Battalion Chief /shift commander or above).  Experience in an executive level position such as an Assistant Chief or Deputy Chief is highly desirable.

Applicants must possess the following Ohio certifications: Firefighter II, paramedic, fire safety inspector and a valid Ohio Operator’s License.  Applicants must also possess a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration or a related field.  Completion of an advanced degree, the Ohio Fire Executive Program (OFE) or Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) is preferred.  The successful applicant must be in good physical condition and have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings including physical examination and drug screening.

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The salary for this position is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes a comprehensive benefit package.  Interested candidates should complete and submit the application form along with a cover letter, resume, including experience and achievements in program and project management, and copies of relevant certifications to:

Ms. Anne Beauch 

Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association

450 West Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 150

Worthington, OH 43085

Electronic submissions can be submitted to and must be contained in one PDF document.  Applicants should confirm electronic submissions by emailing

Deadline for application submittal is August 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

The Miami Valley Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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