Deputy Fire Chief

Topsham Fire/EMS
Location: Topsham, ME, Maine
Posted: May 25, 2021

Position Objectives:

The Town of Topsham, a Mid-Coast Maine community with a population of approximately 8,900, seeks an experienced, innovative, and community-oriented candidate to serve as Deputy Fire Chief. The candidate must have the strength of character and depth of knowledge to inspire and lead talented, dedicated staff and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to developing strong, positive working relationships throughout the community.

 This position will serve directly under the Fire Chief and will assist with the administrative and operational functions of the Fire/EMS department. Topsham employs 4 full-time staff, and supplements with 40-50 per diem and on-call personnel. The department provides ALS and BLS ambulance transport and responds to roughly 1800 fire and EMS calls per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will serve directly under the Fire Chief and will assist with the administrative and operational functions of the Fire/EMS department. Topsham employs 4 full-time staff, and supplements with 40-50 per diem and on-call personnel. The department provides ALS and BLS ambulance transport and responds to roughly 1800 fire and EMS calls per year.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

  • Completion of a 2-year Associates degree in a Fire/EMS related field
  • 10 years of Fire/EMS experience, including 3 years in a supervisory role, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Firefighter I, II
  • Maine EMS advanced license or higher
  • Valid driver’s license

 Preferred requirements:

  • Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Maine EMS Paramedic License
  • Fire Officer I, II, III, or IV
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Instructor I, II
  • Residency within Topsham Area

Benefits:

This position’s starting salary is negotiable depending on experience and includes excellent retirement and health benefits options. Application and job description are available at www.topshammaine.com Topsham is an equal opportunity employer.

Please provide the following:

  • Town of Topsham application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume – with 3 professional references

 Documents shall be submitted to:

 Deputy Fire Chief Search
Attn: Rose Wood
100 Main St.
Topsham, ME 04086

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