Carlisle, MA - Fire Chief
The Town of Carlisle, Ma (pop. 5244) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Fire Chief. This position is becoming vacant upon the retirement of the incumbent after many years of service. The new fire chief will be the first full-time fire chief for the Town. The Town of Carlisle is located northwest of Boston, Massachusetts and the Department covers an area of 15.4 square miles from a single station. The Department is an ISO Class 9 full service fire/rescue and EMS organization that has a total of 35 on-call fire/EMS personnel, of which 21 are EMT’s. The Fire Chief also serves as the EMD and Co-Director of the Comm. center. There are a total of approximately 500 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual operating budget of the Fire Department is approximately $547,000.
The Fire Chief is appointed by the Board of Selectmen but receives administrative direction and supervisory oversight by the Town Administrator. Candidates must have strong leadership and managerial skills combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A proven, successful record of experience in progressively responsible supervisory, administrative and command assignments is also required.
Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, Master’s Degree highly preferred; 7-10 years of municipal fire/rescue experience and at least 5 years of experience as a command officer in a comparable or larger organization; at least 5 years as an active EMT with Massachusetts/National EMT certification; and the ability to serve as a full time Chief for at least 5 years.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting, crafting collaborative interagency relationships, pacing change, fireground management, incident command and emergency management. Hiring range is $120,000- $140,000 depending upon qualifications.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until 8 am on Monday, October 15, 2018.
The Town of Carlisle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.