The City of Albany, CA is seeking a Fire Chief. More than just an expert fire fighter, the Fire Chief must also be a skilled administrator and tactful leader. A variety of issues come across the desk of the Chief from land use, building safety, emergency management, environmental protection, budget, and personnel questions. As an integral part of the City’s executive management team, the Fire Chief is frequently called upon to provide subject matter expertise to each of these areas. The next Fire Chief will need to demonstrate sensitivity to the community. Additionally, the Chief must be open and thoughtful in addressing a variety of different perspectives and opinions from the public. Internally, the Chief will seek to actively bridge administrative and operational issues between various departments ranging from policies, procedures, and partnerships in order to translate the goals of the City Manager and City Council into actionable objectives within the department. The Fire Chief needs to value the perspective of employees and work collaboratively with them to ensure a safe, motivated, and professional workforce. This includes the charge to build and strengthen a diverse and inclusive work environment. At the same time, the Chief will think strategically about the department’s needs and will possess a deference to collaborative action in tackling issues affecting the department and the city as a whole.