Should Canandaigua City Council give the OK to creating a deputy fire chief position — as it is expected to do Thursday night — the process of hiring for the position will be similar to the one used in finding a new fire chief.
Canandaigua Fire Chief Frank Magnera was appointed fire chief in September after a search and interviews with both internal and external candidates.
A similar process will be used in filling the deputy fire chief position, although City Manager John Goodwin said there is no definite timetable on hiring the person for the role.
A search will be conducted and internal and external candidates will be considered to find the best fit for the job and for the city, Goodwin said.
“Hiring is one of the most important things we do,” Goodwin said, so the city will perform due diligence in reviewing candidates and conducting background checks.
That said, “We would like to do it sooner rather later,” Goodwin said.