• Full Time
  • Sunnyvale, TX
  • $128,428-$140,000 USD / Year

Town of Sunnyvale, TX

Sunnyvale, Texas, is home to approximately 8,540 residents and covers 16 square miles in Dallas County. The town is ideally situated in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with Highway 80 and future State Highway 190 providing access to the surrounding areas. Sunnyvale residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living combined with access to the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s thriving business, cultural, and social districts in a quiet, family-oriented setting.

A highly educated and fiscally conservative community, Sunnyvale operates under a home-rule charter with a council-manager form of government. The community’s Town Council consists of six members elected at large by place, and the mayor is also elected at large.

Sunnyvale Fire Rescue was formally established in 1971. The department staffs a professional group of career and part-time firefighters who respond to structure fires and motor vehicle accidents, as well as services that include emergency medical response and transport with highly skilled and state certified Paramedics providing care for sick and injured citizens, and state-certified Fire Inspectors and Investigators who ensure that the buildings and businesses in Sunnyvale are compliant with the fire code. The department takes pride in its ability to serve the needs of the community each day as citizens call upon its professional employees.

The Fire Chief is responsible for developing recommendations for the protection of life and property in the Town of Sunnyvale. Overseeing a staff of 24+ and an annual budget of over 2.3 million, the Fire Chief’s administrative duties include planning, directing, and controlling departmental activities. This includes the recruitment of personnel, purchase of equipment, control of expenditures, preparation of budget estimates, and the assignment of personnel and equipment.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, or a closely related field, plus 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience with at least five years as a Chief Officer with command, administrative, and supervisory experience in a career fire department. A master’s degree is preferred. It is preferred that the candidate has moved progressively up through all the ranks of a Fire Department. Three years of administration experience is preferred. Five years of local (municipal) government experience is required. The Town reserves the right to allow substitutions in the event that an applicant exceeds requirements in one area but may be deficient in another.

Candidates must possess and maintain the following certifications:

  • TCFP Master Firefighter Certification
  • TCFP Advanced Instructor Certification
  • Paramedic Certification
  • NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 Certifications
  • TCFP Head of Department Certification (within one year of hire)

The following certifications are preferred:

  • Officer Certification (EFO)
  • TEEX Fire Service Chief Officer (FSCEO)
  • The Texas Fire Chief Academy Certified Fire Executive (CFE)
  • TCFP Advanced Inspector Certification
  • Advanced TCFP Certifications

The salary range for this position is $128,428-$140,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact:

Rudy Jackson, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources

[email protected]


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