Fire Chief - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Fire Chief - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posting Number 201200378
Organization Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Position Category City Government

Position Summary Information

Job Description

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (est. pop. 81,460) is seeking a Fire Chief with a strategic focus and a deep passion and vision for fire services to lead the Brooklyn Park Fire Department. The sixth largest city in Minnesota with a population that is 51% diverse, Brooklyn Park is located in the northwest quadrant of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. In 2015 the department transitioned from a paid-on call to a combination staffing department; the department has 25 full-time and 31 paid-on-call firefighter/EMTs and a $5.1 million budget. The Fire Chief provides department leadership and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the department; it also acts as the City’s Fire Marshal and Emergency Manager.
Salary range is $107,224 to $145,080; starting salary DOQ/E. Comprehensive benefits package available, including participation in the PERA Police and Fire pension plan.

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires a minimum of 10 years of continuous fire service employment and 5 years of increasingly responsible command and management experience at the Executive Officer level (as a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Division Chief, or Battalion Chief). A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, public administration or a related field is strongly desired. Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Minnesota Firefighter and hold Minnesota EMT and Emergency Manager certifications or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of fire services and demonstrate strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills in building a cohesive organizational culture. Experience in department administration, budgeting and human resources is required; experience working in a labor environment is strongly desired.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/14/2018
Close Date 03/12/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by March 12. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile).

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? (Please be specific)

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents