City of Rolling Meadows

City of Rolling Meadows, IL

The City of Rolling Meadows is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Rolling Meadows is a thriving, dynamic, energetic, friendly and diverse community of over 24,000 residents located in the “Golden Corridor” between Interstate 90 and Illinois Route 53. The City is situated 27 miles from downtown Chicago. The diversity of business and industry in the City provides a stable economic base which in turn creates outstanding municipal services, educational systems, health and human care agencies and recreational facilities. The City is home to several large employers including Northrup Grumman, Verizon Wireless, and the global headquarters for Arthur J. Gallagher.

The Rolling Meadows Fire Department is an ISO 2 rated provider of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. The Rolling Meadows Fire Department has 45 staffed positions and operates out of two fire stations. The Rolling Meadows Fire Department is a member of the Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division One and averages 3,800 fire and EMS calls per year.

The Deputy Fire Chief is a highly responsible supervisor, who acts as Fire Chief in his or her absence. The Deputy Fire Chief is an exempt position and after consultation with the Fire Chief, is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Public Administration or related field; three years of fire service experience in a supervisory position; a thorough knowledge of fire, rescue, fire prevention and emergency medical services practices and procedures; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with other directors, elected officials and staff.

Preferred qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Fire Service Administration, Public Administration or related field; successful completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program; Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Chief Fire Officer Certification; significant supervisory/administrative experience in Fire Prevention/Public Education, Emergency Medical Services, Labor- Management Relations; Budgeting and Training.

Starting salary range is $146,000 – $156,000 DOQ with excellent benefits.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and five professional references by Friday, August 26, 2022 to: Human Resources Specialist Joyce DeLeon at Please include “Rolling Meadows Deputy Fire Chief Application” in the subject line of the email. More information on the City of Rolling Meadows can be found on the City website at

The City of Rolling Meadows is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: August 4, 2022