Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Recruitment

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Application Period Closed 

Thank you for your interest in the Eugene Springfield Fire Chief recruitment process. The application period for this position has closed and applications are currently under review. We will post information once the hiring process is complete. View the recruitment brochure

Recruitment Timeline

  • April – Nationwide search launched
  • May – Application deadline
  • June – Candidates selected for interviews

Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Recruitment

The cities of Eugene and Springfield are seeking an exceptional and experienced Fire Chief who understands the broad array of services provided in the department, and who can work with us to craft and share a clear vision of our future. We are looking for a Chief who understands and can clearly communicate the WHY of the work we do at ESF. A Chief who leads by example and shows up everyday with integrity, creativity, and a collaborative spirit. Our next Chief will join us in their commitment to our on-going efforts to deepen and expand diversity, equity and inclusion within our ranks and in the community. These aren’t buzz words, they are how we work together. 


We seek a progressive leader who is willing to try new things, open to learning, and invested in the training and development of our staff throughout all levels of the department. Our next Chief is a servant-leader. They take pride in our work and know the importance of leading with humility. They understand and know the value fire prevention and have experience in the regional challenges we face like wildland forest fires and homelessness.


The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and recognizes that listening is the foundation of effective communication. They can share critical information with both City Councils and is an experienced fiscal manager who can understand and articulate the accomplishments, needs and challenges of the department. As the public face of the Department, our next Chief has demonstrated the ability to build and maintain positive relationships in the community and with labor unions. 


About Eugene Springfield Fire

Eugene Springfield Fire (ESF) serves a diverse community of over a quarter of a million community members across 94 square miles in the heart of the Willamette Valley.


The dedicated team of professions provide a variety of services including:

  • Fire suppression
  • Specialized rescue
  • Hazardous materials response, mitigation, and management
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Advanced life support and basic life support first response and ambulance transport
  • Fire prevention, education, and life safety outreach education
  • Fire code enforcement and plan review
  • Fire investigations
  • Routine, on-going, and specialized training
  • Logistical support
  • Operations analysis
  • Financial management, planning, and record keep

Learn more about Eugene Springfield Fire and its critical role in protecting our communities.

Additional Information

For more information on this position contact:


Bill Peterson, Senior Vice President
Phone: 469-450-4442