Job Posting Merrimac Fire Department – Fire Chief

Fire Chief, Town of Merrimac

The Town of Merrimac is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief.  Salary commensurate with experience, training and education.  At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a management position (officer level) in a full time of combination municipal fire organization of similar size and composition and an Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) in fire service administration, public administration, or a closely related field supplemented by substantial management training such as that provided by the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program or the equivalent is required.  The candidate shall also have experience in Emergency Management as the Fire Chief is also the Emergency Management Director for the town which is included in the emergency zone plan for the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.   The successful candidate will be a Nationally Registered and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registered EMT (Paramedic preferred), have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to successfully manage people, have good human relation skills, be adept at budgeting, community and mutual aid response relations, and be a proven leader and visionary in the fire service.

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Qualified persons should submit a resume of experience and qualifications, letter of interest, at least five (5) personal and /or professional references and salary history for the last five (5) years to the Merrimac Fire Chief Search Committee, C/O Merrimac Board of Selectmen, 4 School Street, Merrimac, MA  01860.

Closing date for application acceptance is October 2, 2017.