Deputy Director of Administrative Services, Fire Department

City of San José, CA - San Jose, CA

The City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation. Encompassing 180 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San José is Northern California’s largest city, third largest in the State, and the 10th largest city in the nation. With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States.

San José Fire Department (SJFD) is a high-volume, high-performance, all-hazard fire department. SJFD operates from 33 Fire Stations providing fire suppression, Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) services as well as several specialized operations including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting, and a Hazardous Material Unit with a Decontamination Unit. SJFD is organized across five Bureaus: Field Operations, Fire Prevention, Support Services, Administrative Services, and Emergency Medical Services & Training. The FY 20-21 operating budget was $270 million, with 707 sworn personnel, 45 civilian fire communications telecommunicators, and 81 civilian positions for a total of 833 employees.

Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Director of Administrative Services is responsible for the Fire Department’s operating and capital budgets, fiscal management, grants, revenue generation, human resources and internal affairs, and information technology. The Deputy Director works closely with the City Manager’s Budget Office, Human Resources and Employee Relations Departments. The Bureau of Administrative Services is supported by an Administrative Officer and 15 staff members at SJFD Headquarters and an IT Manager with 10 staff members located at the Fire Training Center.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree AND six years of years of increasingly responsible experience in senior level administrative and/or analytic work in a public or private agency. Experience managing a work unit equivalent to a major division within a metropolitan agency operating department is desirable.

Salary: $124,012 - $193,173

Apply on-line at, by Friday, June 11, 2021. For questions and inquiries, please contact Sherrill Uyeda ( or Cindy Krebs at ( at 562-901-0769.

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