TOWN OF GRANBY, MASSACHUSETTS

FIRE CHIEF

The town of Granby is seeking a collaborative and innovative individual to lead the Granby Fire

Department, consisting of full-time, call force, and EMS staff.  Working in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 48, Section 42, the Fire Chief is appointed by the Selectboard and reports to the Town Administrator.  The Fire Chief plans, directs, and coordinates activities of the Department including, but not limited to:  fire prevention and suppression, hazardous material response and mitigation, and ALS emergency medical services.  The Fire Chief will have knowledge of professional firefighting and be an experienced incident commander.  The Fire Chief will also have excellent organizational skills and be proficient and professional in all aspects of communication.  Additionally, the Fire Chief will be responsible for developing and administering the annual department budget to be approved at Town Meeting.

Minimum requirements of the position include a bachelor’s degree in fire science, fire protection engineering, public administration, business administration, or a closely related discipline; more than 10 years of progressive experience as a member of a fire department providing fire and EMS services with a minimum of five years of experience at a supervisory or command rank; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Fire Chief accreditation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Fire Commission is highly desirable.  The qualified candidate will have a history of demonstrated leadership and foster and maintain a positive labor-management climate.  The preferred candidate will have experience in municipal-based fire and EMS services.  A valid driver’s license, 24-Haz-Mat, EMT-Basic certification, Firefighter I/II or equivalent, and Fire Prevention Officer certification are required.  The candidate must have completed ICS 100 and 200 at the time of application with the ability to complete ICS 300 and 400 within one year of appointment.  Residency in the town of Granby is required within one year of appointment. Candidates may visit www.granby-ma.gov for a complete job description.

Salary is $95,000 to be negotiated commensurate with experience.  Submit cover letter, resume, and relevant certifications by noon Friday, February 14, 2022 to: Fire Chief Search c/o Selectboard Office, 10-B West State Street, Granby, MA 01033. *Posting will remain active until the position is filled.