Uxbridge, MA - Fire Chief
The Town of Uxbridge, MA (pop. approx. 14,000) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Fire Chief. The community is located 36 miles southwest of Boston and 15 miles south of Worcester with an area of approximately 30.4 square miles. The Town is primarily a suburban residential community with areas of commercial development consisting of mostly Business Offices and Light Manufacturing.
The Uxbridge Fire Department is a full-service fire/rescue and EMS combination department made up of a staff of 13 career fire/EMS personnel and 19 on-call fire/EMS personnel of which 22 are EMT’s or Paramedics. The department operates from a newly constructed headquarters station and also operates a small substation. The department provides EMS services at the paramedic level. There are a total of approximately 2,545 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual operating budget of the Fire Department is $1,500,000.
The Fire Chief is a “strong chief” appointed under MGL Chapter 48, Section 42. The Chief is appointed by and reports to the Town Manager. 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 in Fire Science, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited university or college, Master’s Degree highly preferred; 10 years of municipal fire/rescue experience including at least 5 years in a supervisory, command position as an officer in a fire department with significant administrative responsibilities. EMT with Massachusetts/National EMT certification. National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and Massachusetts Chief Fire Officer credentialing preferred.
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.
Salary up to $105,000 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 close of business on February 8, 2019. The Town of Uxbridge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.