The town of Belchertown is seeking applications/resumes for the full-time position of Fire Chief. This is a non-civil service position.

The purpose of this position is to provide highly responsible supervisory and administrative work in planning, organizing, budgeting, staffing, managing and directing all administrative and technical aspects of the town’s Fire-Rescue Department to include Fire Prevention and Education, Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and man-made disasters and emergency medical conditions. The Fire Chief is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Belchertown Fire-Rescue employs 16 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics, a Volunteer Call Force of approximately 35 Volunteer Firefighters who are very involved in this department. The FY21 departmental operating budget is $1,895,030. The position’s salary range is: $93,031-$118,759.

Residency within 12 air miles of the Belchertown Fire-Rescue Headquarters is highly desirable.

A job description for this position and an employment application are available by calling the Office of the Board of Selectmen (413-323-0403). The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Feb. 5.