Natick MA - Fire ChiefPosted Jan 10, 2022
The Town of Natick, Massachusetts (pop. 37,000) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Located 20 miles west of Boston in the Metrowest region, the Department covers a response area of 16.1 square miles and operates from four stations. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 3/3X. The organization employs 85 fulltime uniformed civil service employees with an operating budget of approximately 9.0 million. In 2020 the Department responded to 2,823 EMS calls, 2,010 fire calls.
Appointed by the Select Board and under the administrative oversight of the Town Administrator, the Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Town’s management team. Advanced degrees in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration are preferred. It is also preferred that candidates have completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Candidates should be credentialed as a Massachusetts Fire Chief or have the ability to become credentialed upon appointment.