Located in Placer County, the South Placer Fire District (SPFD) serves the communities of Granite Bay, Loomis, and southern areas of Penryn and Newcastle. SPFD covers approximately 55 square miles and serves a population nearing 42,000. The County has a healthy economy, good schools, safe neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, and lots of recreational opportunities. Over a dozen towns and cities, including Auburn, North Lake Tahoe, Rocklin, Lincoln, Roseville, and Newcastle, create a wonderful community for Placer County residents and visitors alike. The South Placer Fire District is seeking a strong leader and creative thinker for their new Fire Chief. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be a good public speaker. The District is seeking someone who sees his/her role within the District as an essential part of the community and part of a bigger organization. Candidates should possess the leadership skills to create a shared vision and direction for the District, and the management skills to ensure their goals are achieved. Qualified candidates must a possess Bachelor’s degree from a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (or regional equivalent) with major course work in Fire Science, Emergency Services, Public Administration or a related field; training from a recognized national, state or privately operated training facility in the area of Fire Science, Emergency Services or other related fields is desirable; and ten (10) years of increasing responsibility in emergency service management, including three (3) years of experience as a Battalion Chief or higher is required. Candidates should also possess a Certificate issued by the state of California as a Chief Officer and shall maintain a valid Class C California Driver’s License. The annual salary range for the incoming Fire Chief is $150,558 – $183,004; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.