Virginia Fire Chiefs Association

Town of Apex, NC

Assistant Fire Chief

Contact Name

Candice Walsh

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The growing community of Apex, NC is seeking an experienced fire service expert to serve as Assistant Fire Chief over Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and overall management of the department’s Operations Division. This position exercises direct supervision over the department’s six battalion chiefs (2 per shift), and indirectly supervises all assigned staff within the Operations Division. This position is part of the Fire Chief’s Executive Staff which also includes the Assistant Chief of Support Services, Assistant Chief of Professional Standards, and the Fire Marshal.

Qualifications: The town seeks a fire service leader with a minimum of 10 years of progressive fire service experience in administration and/or progressive management at the rank of Captain or higher. Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, business administration, emergency management or a related field is required. Additional requirements include Firefighter Level II, Hazmat Level 1, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III, NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 certifications. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history. View the full job posting via the link below for information on preferred qualifications.

Salary and Benefits: The expected hiring range for the position is $97,827- $119,839, depending on qualifications and experience with a full salary range of $97,827 – $151,633. The Town provides an excellent benefits package which can be viewed here.

To apply, please visit and click on the Assistant Fire Chief – Town of Apex, NC title. Please note the following:

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal (link above) – NOT the town’s employment application portal or any other external website.
  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.
  • Applicants should apply by February 2, 2024.
  • The hiring team will invite successful semi-finalists to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluations on March 7 – 8, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate.
  • Direct inquiries to

The Town of Apex is an EOE. Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position.