Fire Chief Job at Rio Vista, Solano County, California

Fire Chief

City of Rio Vista , California

Job Information 



Executive Level


$9,948.00 - $12,092.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Until Filled

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Rio Vista invites qualified persons to submit applications for the position of FIRE CHIEF

Under administrative direction, plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and activities of the fire suppression, paramedic and fire prevention service programs for the City and the Delta Fire District; coordinates program activities with other officials or outside agencies; provides responsible and complex staff support to the City Manager and City Council; performs other related duties as required. The Fire Chief is a confidential department head level class which oversees all functions and operations of the fire suppression, paramedic and prevention programs including emergency services, fire investigation and disaster preparedness activities.


Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities for a Fire Chief. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of eight years of experience in all phases of fire suppression and prevention and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in fire science, public or business administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree and possession of an EMT-1 Certification is strongly desired.Possession of Class C California Driver’s License; possession of a valid California State Fire Marshal Certification as a Chief Officer or completion of an equivalent program from another state or federal institution; possession of a California State Fire Marshal's Firefighter One Certificate.


Excellent benefit package: 12 days of paid vacation, 15 paid holidays, paid sick leave, family medical, dental, vision plans, Social Security, and CalPERS Retirement: Your CalPERS Pension formula will be dependent upon your hire date with the City of Rio Vista and/or your status with the CalPERS Retirement System. 2% @ 50 Formula for Classic Members with prior PERS/reciprocal employment with less than 6 month break in service. 2.7% at 57 Formula for New Members with no prior PERS/reciprocal employment or a break in service greater than 6 months. Please see City’s webpage for full information (under Departments: Human Resources/Employee Benefits /Executive Staff Benefits).

To Apply:

Open until filled. To be considered for this opportunity, a completed City Application is required. The City of Rio Vista reserves the right to accelerate or extend the “Closing Date” at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received. A City of Rio Vista Application may be obtained online or at City Hall, One Main Street in Rio Vista.A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a City application.


Applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and only the best qualified will continue in the process. The examination process may consist of an oral interview and/or an assessment center.


Those selected are subject to successfully passing a pre-employment background investigation, physical exam and drug screen.



1 Main St

Rio Vista, CA 94571