October 16, 2019
Fire Chief Posting
The Town of Newington, NH (EOE) Board of Fire Engineers are accepting applications internally for the position of full time Fire Chief.
The Fire Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Fire Engineers and is responsible for the overall management, administration and supervision of the Fire & Rescue Department. The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership, management, communication, planning, organization and financial skills.
Minimum qualifications required: Associate’s Degree or higher in Fire Science, Fire Protection, Fire/Emergency Management /or related field; minimum of 5 years (with 10 preferred) of full time supervisory experience at the rank of Lt. or higher; 10 years or more of progressively responsible experience in firefighting, fire prevention, EMS training and inspection work; certifications in Advanced EMT, Emergency Services Instructor I (II/III preferred), Fire Officer II, Firefighter II, Fire Inspector I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations (Technician level preferred), NH and/or NIMS Incident Command 100 and 200 (300 and 400 preferred); a valid NH Drivers’ License (CDL Class B with air brakes and tank endorsements required within 1 year); or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform as Fire Chief. Must be able to maintain physical requirements and have a pre-employment medical evaluation, if required.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: command of emergency scenes, preparation of budgets, authorization of disbursements and submission and safe-keeping of logs, records and reports on incidents, personnel and equipment, interpreting and enforcing the NH State Fire Code, having a strong knowledge of adopted NFPA codes and standards, and other related duties as assigned.
The Town of Newington offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Town of Newington – Board of Fire Engineers,
Fire Chief Position,
80 Fox Point Road,
Newington, NH 03801
Closing date for applications is November 1, 2019.