Leicester MA - EMS Director
Deadline to apply: 03/06/23
The Town of Leicester, Massachusetts (Population 11,314), is seeking to fill the position of Emergency Medical Services Director. This is a unique opportunity as a stable long term part time position. The Town of Leicester is conveniently located in Central Massachusetts with easy access to Worcester and the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Town covers 28 square miles. Known for recreational opportunities and a strong commercial/industrial base, the Town is considered to be a vibrant and attractive community.
2022 operational volume includes the response to 2,246 EMS calls (2,127 emergency calls) resulting in 1,507 patient transports, and 119 inter facility transfers. Specific to EMS, The Town employees approximately 60 license providers including: 4 fulltime EMS providers and 56 per diem or on-call personnel. Currently there are four EMS Lieutenants which serve as operational supervisors. This staffing complement includes 19 paramedics, 1 AEMT and 36 basic EMTs. The organization has a 1.2-million-dollar annual operating budget.
The EMS Director reports to the Fire Chief who is the head of the Leicester Emergency Medical Services Department. The Director and serves as a key member of the command staff and 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 leadership, administrative and EMS related supervisory assignments is required.
Minimum qualifications include: Massachusetts EMT-Basic certification or higher (paramedic preferred). Advanced EMS education (associates degree preferred) At least 5 years’ experience in EMS service with prior leadership experience, the successful candidate must also have or be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas; budgeting, crafting collaborative interagency relationships, labor management relations, pacing change, incident command and emergency management.
Hourly compensation is $30.38 per hour based on an average 28 hour work week ($44,233 per year) adjusted by an annual COLA increase. Residency within Worcester County or within 30 air miles of of the Town of Leicester is required within 12 months of appointment.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2023. All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Leicester is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.