Des Plaines, IL (pop. 58,364) The City of Des Plaines is a diverse, strategically located city just 17 miles northwest of Chicago adjacent to the beautiful Cook County Forest Preserves. The City is seeking candidates who are progressive, experienced leaders in the Fire and Emergency Services field to serve as its next Fire Chief.
Des Plaines has undergone a renaissance in its historic downtown with new multi- family housing that supports the businesses and restaurants in the Central Business District. The City also offers a full menu of indoor and outdoor activities for a variety of interests. Recreational opportunities include bicycling on the trail system, a cruise around Lake Opeka or take advantage of the golf course, volleyball courts, picnic shelters and pavilions along the shore. There are numerous restaurant options for most any cuisine. The City has a diverse employment base with the major employers including the Rivers Casino, Oakton Community College, Holy Family Medical Center, Universal Oil Products, Sysco Food Service, Abbott Molecular and Swissport USA.
The Fire Department has a $21 million annual budget and 98 employees including the Fire Chief, a Deputy Chief and three Battalion Chiefs responsible for three stations. A second Deputy Chief position has been budgeted for 2019 and the next Chief will have the opportunity to appoint this position. Also, of note:
Salary: $150,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply electronically no later than September 20, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references at www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
Posted:Aug 14, 2019