December 10, 2019
Assistant Fire Chief Posting
The Town of Newington, NH (EOE) Board of Fire Engineers is accepting applications internally for the position of full-time Assistant Fire Chief.
The Assistant Fire Chief is appointed by Board of Fire Engineers and reports directly to the Fire Chief. The Assistant Fire Chief is responsible for the management of shift operations, overseeing of all Department fire and EMS training, QA/QI of all fire and EMS reporting, annual/bi-annual recertification of all employees, assists with fire inspections and is second in command 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 currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Fire Protection, Fire/Emergency Management /or related field; minimum of 5 years of full-time supervisory experience at the rank of Lt. or equivalent job responsibilities; 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 I (II preferred), Firefighter II, Fire Inspector I (II preferred), Hazardous Materials Operations (Technician level preferred), NH and/or NIMS Incident Command 100 (200 preferred, 300 & 400 within 1 year); 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 Assistant 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, assisting in 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
Assistant Fire Chief Position
80 Fox Point Road
Newington, NH 03801
Closing date for applications is December 31, 2019.