Shelbyville Fire Department

Assistant Fire Chief Position

 The Shelbyville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Fire Chief.  This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position that reports to and serves in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Minimum Qualifications at Date of Hire:

  • One hundred twenty (120) continuous months of experience as a career firefighter, that includes sixty (60) continuous months of progressive experience as a career fire officer with a paid or combination fire department.
  • Applicants must also have a minimum of a two-year degree (i.e. AA or AS), from an accredited college or university.
  • 400-Hour certification from the KY Fire Commission
  • IFSAC Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Level I Instructor Certifications established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT-B or EMT- A or P) as established and certified by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS)
  • OSHA 1910:120 Hazardous Materials Technician Certification
  • Certificates from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA that include: NIMS IS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.
  • Level II Fire Prevention Inspector certification as certified by the Kentucky Fire Marshal’s Office
  • A CPAT card as certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission at date of hire. The CPAT requirement may be waived for a lateral transfer who is currently employed with or who has previously been employed by a Kentucky fire department prior to January 1, 2013 in accordance with KRS Chapters 67, 75, and 95; and who has not been out of the fire service for more than one (1) year

Hiring Process:

  • Oral Interview board
  • Background and reference review
  • Pre-employment Physical exam and drug screening

Starting pay range is $46,698 – $70,000, based on qualifications and experience; plus the state training incentive of $4,000 annually.  Other benefits include C.E.R.S. hazardous duty pension; medical, vision, and dental insurance; and other supplemental coverage.  The Assistant Chief also receives an assigned take-home vehicle.

Applications are available online at

or can be obtained at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  The application must contain copies of certifications and can be mailed or delivered to City Hall at the address above.  A resume will not substitute for a completed and signed application. The application process closes at 4:00pm EST on August 2nd, 2018.







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