Longview looking for new fire chief

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 12:55pm

The City of Longview has begun the process to search for and hire a new Fire Chief. As the head of the Longview Fire Department, the Fire Chief is responsible for 167 staff members, 8 fire stations, and a $15.9 million budget.

The City of Longview is utilizing Strategic Government Resources, Inc. (SGR) to help broaden the scope of the search and to assist with initial evaluation. During the search process, SGR will identify and evaluate a variety of highly qualified prospects; provide a recommended list of five qualified candidates for interview; and design an assessment process for top candidates.

The City of Longview will conduct the interviews of the top candidates. As with all of the City’s director-level positions, the City Manager is responsible for selecting the final candidate, which is subject to approval by City Council.

The Fire Chief job announcement may be viewed online at LongviewTexas.gov. The City encourages all interested, qualified candidates to contact SGR Executive Search at www.GovernmentResource.com. Resumes should be submitted to SGR by Friday, August 20. It is anticipated that the hiring process will be completed within two to three months.

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