Due to an upcoming retirement, the town of Stow is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief (M.G.L. c. 48, §42A). This full-time, 40 hour, exempt position is responsible for Department level management and administration of the Fire Department, including the activities of fire suppression and prevention, rescue and emergency medical services, fire alarms, fire warden, hazardous materials, emergency management, budgetary and capital management, building, vehicle and facility operation and maintenance, personnel administration, and training.

Bachelor’s degree in fire science, fire protection engineering, public administration, business administration or a related field; a minimum of 10 years’ progressive experience as a uniformed, member of a fire department providing Fire and Emergency Medical Services with a minimum of five years’ experience at a supervisory or command rank; Experience overseeing a call/hybrid department is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.   Must have successfully obtained certification as a Firefighter.  Must be a Certified Emergency Medical Technician. MA Fire Chief Accreditation preferred.

Salary range is $104,000 to $122,000 commensurate with experience and skills. Benefit eligible. Position open until filled with preference granted to resumes received by July 9, 2021. Send letter of interest and resume in one .PDF document to townadministrator@stow-ma.gov. For the full job description, please visit our web-site at www.stow-ma.gov.  AA/EOE.