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OVERVIEW: Quincy is a community of approximately 5,000 residents located in the rural Sierra Nevada Mountain County of Plumas. We are accepting applications to replace our retiring fire chief in July 2023. The position oversees the department that includes all volunteer firefighters and a paid staff or two: an administrative secretary and a mechanic/facilities manager. The Chief’s job is an active operational fire rescue position whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all activities related to fire suppression, hazardous materials response, emergency rescue services and the protection of life and property in addition to financial and administrative oversight of the District.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates will have an outstanding record of leadership, management and fire and EMS service coupled with a strong background involving an all-volunteer department with an emphasis on recruitment, retention and training. He or she possesses a high degree of personal integrity and the spirit of cooperation and collaboration in providing these services to the public. This individual will inspire the confidence of their team and with the public by their conduct and demeanor, knowledge and skills. For a complete job description, contact Quincy Fire Protection District via mail, phone or email.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please include your salary expectations with your application.


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Tuition
  • Reimbursement
  • Vehicle Allowance
  • Paid vacation

DEFINITION: To plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of fire suppression, fire prevention, technical and medical rescue, hazardous materials response and other supportive services, fiscal and managerial responsibility and technical staff assistance to the District Board of Directors (commissioners) and accountability to citizenry of the Quincy Fire Protection District.


Receives administrative direction from the District Board of Directors. Exercises direct supervision over management, professional and volunteer staff and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct and participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives and priorities of the fire protection district.
  • Plan, direct, participate, organize, evaluate and supervise the departmental functions of fire suppression, fire prevention and ancillary functions.
  • Coordinate and participate in the maintenance of district facilities and equipment.
  • Provide in-service and entry level training for all paid and volunteer staff.
  • Improve district efficiency, effectiveness and capabilities.
  • Analyze problems, develop and evaluate solutions, make recommendations, implement approved coarse of action.
  • Respond to emergency calls in order to coordinate and direct response as needed.
  • Generate and direct the generation of departmental personnel, training, activity and other reports to comply with statutory regulations of the federal, state and county regulation agencies.
  • Direct and participate in the preparation and administration of the district budget.
  • Manage outside fire protection contracts and billing service.
  • Recommend, Implement and enforce fire protection ordinances within the confines of the Quincy Fire Protection District.
  • Coordinate Fire District activities and programs with district, county, state and federal agencies.
  • Select, assign, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Represent the district to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other governmental employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Liaise with representatives of neighboring fire departments to ensure adequate Mutual Aid Agreements are made for mitigating major emergency incidents.
  • Participate in local and regional emergency planning process.
  • Ensure that the department is adequately staffed at all times, including scheduling officers and duty crews for minimum department personnel response to emergencies.

Deadline for applications: Feb 15th 2023. Position will be filled in May, 2023 allowing for a 4-6 week transition with retiring Chief. 

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None