Middletown, Rhode Island - Fire Chief

Deadline: January 28th at 5 PM

Middletown, Rhode Island, with a population just over 16,000 is bordered to the south by Newport and to the north by Portsmouth. This coastal community is also a host community to Naval Station Newport and is approximately 20 miles southeast of Providence. The Town is governed by a 7-member Council and the Chief reports to the Town Administrator. The Fire Chief also serves as the Emergency Manager. The Department is an ISO Class 3/3Y full-service fire/rescue and EMS organization that has a total of 40 fulltime personnel, The Department responds to approximately 3,700 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual operating budget of the Fire Department is approximately $4.6 million.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Town’s leadership team. Applicants must obtain RI Basic EMT certification, have a minimum of ten years fire service experience, five of which are in a responsible command position. A Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in Fire Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of command experience and advanced education will be considered. Fire Officer Training and certification is required or must be obtained within a timeframe agreeable to the Town Administrator.

Applicants must possess strong labor/management, leadership and communication skills and have a strong background in fire service operations and administration. Residency is required within the Town of Middletown within twelve months of appointment. Excellent benefit package, salary is negotiable depending upon experience, qualifications and education. Salary range to $105,000. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications.

A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to recruitment@mrigov.com. The deadline to submit an application is January 28th, 2021 at 5PM. The Town of Middletown is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information: www.mrigov.com/career


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