Wellesley MA - Fire Chief
Deadline to apply: 03/10/23
The Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts (pop. 28,747) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Located 15 miles west of Boston in the Metrowest region, the Wellesley Fire Department which is an active member of Metrofire organization covers a response area of 10.4 square miles and operates from two stations. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 2. The organization employs 53 fulltime uniformed non-civil service employees with an operating budget of approximately 6.3 million. In 2022 the Department responded to 4,053 calls, including 1,849 EMS/motor vehicle crash (MVC) calls.
Appointed by the Select Board and under the oversight of the Executive Director, the Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Town’s leadership team. Bachelors Degree and Chief Fire Officer Training required, however advanced degrees in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration are expected. 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.
Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience in career fire service, as well as a minimum of five 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 inter-agency relationships; labor management relations in a unionized environment; and fire, EMS and emergency management. The salary range is $195,000 - $215,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2023.
All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Wellesley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.