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Town of Athol
Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director

The Town of Athol, a growing community of nearly 12,000 residents, seeks an experienced candidate for the position of Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director. Appointed by the Town Manager, the Fire Chief is responsible for managing all administrative and operational aspects of a full-time, full-service fire and ambulance department. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated success and possess outstanding leadership, communication and budgeting skills. Minimum 15 years’ experience in an organized fire department with at least five years’ experience in a firefighting command capacity; associate’s degree in fire science, business management or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. EMT Basic certification required; must have successfully completed Fire Officer training; must hold valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license; must establish residency within 15-mile radius of town boundary within one year of appointment. Complete position description available at Starting salary in $100,000 range DOQE plus municipal benefits package. For priority consideration please submit resume together with a cover letter explaining your interest in town of Athol to by 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 24. Position open until filled. EOE.

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