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Center for Public Safety Excellence Seeking to Fill Commission on Professional Credentialing Role

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CPSE® is seeking to fill the Combination Fire Chief vacancy on its Commission on Professional Credentialing® (CPC®). The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to influence the future of credentialing.  This position is only open to those holding the rank of fire chief (5-bugles) in a combination fire department.

This position is open to any Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designee currently serving as a Combination Fire Chief and that will be serving in such a capacity for at least the next 3 years.

This position is voluntary, and no compensation will be paid by CPSE. However, CPSE will reimburse for reasonable travel expenses.

Appointed member will serve an initial 3-year term with an option of two additional 3-year terms.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Attend meetings (two in-person meetings per year plus 4-5 web meetings per year).
    In-person meetings for 2023 will be held on the following dates:
    • Feb. 27, CPSE Joint Board/Commission Meeting Excellence Conference Orlando Florida
    • Aug. 28, Summer Symposium Rosemont IL
  • Review all relevant materials before meetings
  • Make contributions and voice objections to issues
  • Timely response to inquiries
  • Carry out individual assignments made by Commission Chair
  • Work as part of a commission and staff team to ensure the commission proposes policies and/or conducts business in an ethical and efficient manner
  • Represent CPC at other industry meetings, conferences, trade shows, and at other times as required and schedule permitting
  • Participation in and/or leading of task groups to conduct specific Commission work assignments
  • Actively promote the value of credentialing in your respective local, state, and national organizations

Interested candidates must complete the application process which includes providing:

  • A letter stating why you are interested in serving on the Commission on Professional Credentialing
  • Your current resume (including a list of your current, active memberships and committee participations)
  • A link to your LinkedIn page
  • For the topic below, provide a narrative describing your experience in this area. Please limit to 150 words or less:
    • The Commission on Professional Credentialing thrives on the engagement of commission members. Please tell us about a project, activity, or organization in which you were deeply engaged. What was the project or activity, and what motivated your engagement?

All materials must be submitted to Mike Higgins, CPC Program Manager, at no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Incomplete packages will not be considered.


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