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Fire Chief Position

The Town of Barnstead, New Hampshire (EOE) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Fulltime Fire Chief.

Barnstead Fire Rescue operates with six fulltime firefighter/emt’s, 10 part-time firefighter/emt’s and about 30 call/volunteer personnel to provide 24/7 coverage to a population of approximately 4600.

The Fire Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Selectmen 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: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Fire Science, Fire Protection, Fire/Emergency Management /or related field; minimum of 5 years (with 10 preferred) of fulltime 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 (preferred), NH Firefighter II, Fire Inspector I and II, Hazardous materials (technician level preferred), NH and/or NIMS Incident Command; 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 as a Firefighter, have passed a pre-employment Physical Agility Test and have a pre-employment medical evaluation. Residency requirement (cannot live more than 30 minutes travel time from Barnstead Center).

Responsibilities include 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, and having a strong knowledge of adopted NFPA codes and standards.

The Town of Barnstead offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Town of Barnstead - Selectmen’s Office
Fulltime Fire Chief Position
PO Box 11
Ctr. Barnstead, NH 03225
or electronically to:

Closing date for applications is November 1, 2019.

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