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Posted on: April 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Fire Chief


The Town of Webster, Massachusetts (pop. 17,027) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Webster is a growing central Massachusetts community which is home to the third largest body of fresh water in the Commonwealth. The Department covers a response area of 14.5 square miles and operates from two stations. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 4/4Y. The organization employs approximately 14 fulltime and 16 on-call employees with an operating budget of approximately 1.2 million. In 2022 the Department responded to 803 emergency calls.

Appointed by the Town Administrator and reports directly to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Department’s management team. A bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration is required. 

It is preferred that candidates have completed Mass Chief Fire Officer Training Program. Candidates are required to be ProBoard certified as Firefighter I/II, Fire Officer I/II and have Incident safety officer and hazardous materials training. Candidates should also be an EMT – B (paramedic preferred) have completed NIMS ICS 100, 200 and 300. Candidates should be credentialed as a Massachusetts Fire Chief or could become credentialed upon appointment. 

Candidates must have a minimum of five years of related fire service experience and three years of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, certification, licensure, and experience. The salary range is $85,000-94,000 plus benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.

A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to Applications will be accepted through May 29, 2023. A job description and additional information relating to this opportunity has been posted at

All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Webster is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age. 

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