Website City of Rio Vista, CA

Rio Vista is a unique city with a variety of amenities and services available to residents, visitors, and businesses alike. The City continues to make strides to meet the challenges of a growing community and offers the advantage of being a small city on the verge of big things. Surrounded by over 1,000 miles of waterway, Rio Vista offers an ideal location for many outdoor activities including fishing, water skiing, sailing, and wind surfing. Rio Vista is seeking a collaborative and inspiring leader to serve as the next Fire Chief. The ideal candidate must be analytical and make critical data-driven decisions. A strong-minded individual who is a capable leader comfortable with personnel management and budget control will do well. The Chief will possess the ability to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that benefit the Fire Department and the community. The individual selected will have knowledge of the operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive fire prevention and suppression program. The ideal candidate will have the skills and ability to foster and maintain cooperative relationships with neighboring agencies and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. The new Chief will possess knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of fire department budget administration. Experience with facility expansion and/or development is advantageous. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Fire Science/Public Administration or other related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.


The annual salary range for the Fire Chief is $130,440-$158,556; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Bryan Hill at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: October 25, 2023

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