FIRE CHIEF JOB OPPORTUNITY
The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Inc. in northern Rhode Island (pop. -12,000, 25 sq. mi) is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief. It is a private non-profit 501-c 3 corporation overseen by a seven member civilian Board of Directors elected by membership. The Department is a full time paid service consisting of 23 cross-trained IAFF, NFPA certified Firefighters/and licensed EMT’s in an ALS Emergency Medical Service. It contracts with the Town of North Smithfield for the provision of Emergency Service. The Corporation Board of Directors is the appointing authority.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in fire science, protection, public administration, or related discipline is preferred. The candidate shall have had at least 5 years of experience as Fire Captain, Chief Officer preferred; however, any combination equivalent to education and/or experience that provides the requisite knowledge and skills will be considered. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with incident command, labor relations, municipal finance, budgeting, planning, fire prevention, and progressive contemporary thinking in emergency service.
The Chief shall be able to demonstrate leadership skills within the profession and effectively communicate with all sectors and authorities in a knowledgeable, professional, and positive ethical manner.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER BY MAY 1, 2018 to: