City of Victorville Seeking Qualified Applicants for New Fire Chief

By Staff Reports

(Victorville) – Today, the City of Victorville announced plans to recruit a fire chief to lead its new city fire department. Applications are available on the City’s website at www.victorvilleca.gov; and the first application review will take place Feb. 6.

On Jan. 16, the Victorville City Council authorized the establishment of a new city fire department. Victorville is transitioning from contract fire services provided by San Bernardino County Fire to a city-run fire department. The transition is expected to be complete in November or December 2018.

Over the course of the next 12 months, the City will recruit 69 fire professionals to join the Victorville City Fire Department at all levels of the organization including administration, emergency operations, fire prevention and support staff. On Feb. 6, the City will launch its recruitment for one division chief and three battalion chiefs. These positions will remain open until filled with application review taking place weekly.

Additional job openings including those for firefighter/paramedics, captains, engineers and more will be posted on the City of Victorville website at www.victorvilleca.gov. Questions can be directed to the City of Victorville Human Resources Department at (760) 955-5049.

Located in Southern California at the mid-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert region. Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 120,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreational activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, Ontario International Airport, and other major attractions.

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