Pelham NH - Fire Chief
Deadline to apply: 03/01/24
The Town of Pelham, New Hampshire (pop. 14,473) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Pelham is a dynamic community located on the Massachusetts border and nestled between Nashua, Windham and Salem. The Department covers a response area of 26.3 square miles and operates from a single station. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 4/4Y. The organization employs 21 full-time and 4 on-call employees with an operating budget of approximately 3.1 million. In 2023 the Department responded to approximately 1,500 emergency calls (66% EMS).
Appointed by the Board of Selectmen and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Town’s management team. A bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration is required, Master’s preferred or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience. Candidates must be certified as Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, EMT (paramedic preferred). It is also preferred that candidates have completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).
Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience in career fire service, as well as a minimum of seven years of command and supervisory experience at the level of a shift commander or above. Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting; collaborative interagency relationships; labor management relations in a unionized environment; and fire, EMS and emergency management. The salary range is $115,000 – $130,000 plus benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF attachment can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2024.
All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Pelham is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.