Yarmouth, MA - Fire Chief
Deadline to apply: 10/14/22
The Town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts (pop. 25,000) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Yarmouth is a dynamic coastal resort community located on scenic Cape Cod, the Department covers a response area of 28.2 square miles and operates from three stations. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 3/3X. The organization employs approximately 70 fulltime employees with an operating budget of approximately 8.0 million. In 2021 the Department responded to 7,567 emergency calls.
Appointed by the Board of Selectmen and under the administrative oversight 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. It is also preferred that candidates have completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, Mass Chief Fire Officer Training Program and have appropriate ProBoard certifications. 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 interagency relationships; labor management relations in a unionized environment; and fire, EMS and emergency management. The salary range is $139,582 – $191,647 plus benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2022.
All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Yarmouth is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.