West Warwick Fire Chief position posting

West Warwick

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The Town of West Warwick is seeking a qualified candidate for the full-time paid position of Fire Chief.

West Warwick, Rhode Island is made up of 8 square miles and has a population of 29,000. The fire department is a paid department which operates with 4 platoons made up of 72 full-time employees.

The position of Fire Chief is an extremely responsible public safety management position. The Fire Chief works under the supervision of the Town Manager.  The position requires excellent managerial skills and public relations skills. It also requires creativity and innovation and involves the solving of highly difficult problems where precedent is not available. Job functions include technical work in planning and directing all activities of the West Warwick Fire Department. The Chief is also responsible for administrative functions such as budget planning and grant applications/writing. He is also the EMA Director for the Town of West Warwick.

Applicants for the position of Fire Chief shall have graduated from a recognized college or university with a Bachelors degree in Fire Science, Public Administration and /or Business Management with no less than three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a fire department.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and detailed resume with salary history to Town of West Warwick, Human Resources, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 or via email to kcioffi@westwarwickri.org

All applications should be received no later than close of business on Friday, April 27, 2018.