Cheshire County, NH - EMS Chief
Deadline to apply: 12/04/23
Cheshire County, New Hampshire (Population 77,000), is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Cheshire County operates an EMS department that provides basic and advanced prehospital care for a portion of the county as well as inter facility transfers throughout the region.
Located in Southwestern New Hampshire, the county encompasses 23 towns and covers 729 square miles. Known for recreational opportunities, this vibrant area has more than 40 restaurants, 92 lakes, 50 miles of navigable water and is home to Mount Monadnock (3,165 ft.) which is the second most hiked mountain in the world. The county hosts three universities and more than a dozen seasonal festivals including the world renown Pumpkin Festival, the Monadnock International Film Festival, the Ice and Snow festival and other events focusing on art and music.
Anticipated 2023 EMS operational volume includes response to over 1,000 9-1-1 calls, and 2,000 inter facility transfers. Our growing staff currently includes 26 EMTs-Basic, 6 Advanced EMTs, and 11 paramedics. The department operates from two stations with seven ambulances (a bariatric ambulance is on order), one paramedic intercept unit, and two command vehicles. The annual operating budget is $4.6 million.
The Chief is appointed by and reports to the County Commissioners and is a member of the executive leadership team. Candidates must have strong, innovative leadership, conflict resolution, planning and managerial skills combined with excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a sense of social responsibility. A proven, successful record of experience in progressively responsible supervisory, administrative and EMS related supervisory assignments is required.
Minimum qualifications include: Associate degree with major coursework in EMS, fire, public health, public administration or business administration or a related field; Bachelor degree preferred; plus six years of EMS experience as a career member in a comparable organization and at least three years of experience as a supervisor/manager in a comparable or larger organization. A comparable combination of education and experience will be considered. Candidates must currently possess or can obtain (within six months) New Hampshire Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced certification; paramedic certification preferred.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting, crafting collaborative interagency relationships, labor management relations, pacing change, overseeing quality assurance/quality improvement, incident command and emergency management.
Salary range to $120,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Residency within the county is required within six months of appointment.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Monday, December 4th, 2023 at 9 AM. All applications for this position will be held in confidence. Cheshire County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.