The following paid employment opportunities are currently available in the Town of Berlin.
POSITION FILLED: Interim Fire and EMS Chief
The Town of Berlin, Massachusetts (pop. 2,900) seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Interim Fire and EMS Chief. Appointed under M.G.L. Ch. 48, Section 42 by the Board of Selectmen, the temporary position will be filled until completion of a search and appointment of a full time fire chief who will be succeeding the incumbent retiring Fire Chief and Rescue Squad Chiefs. The Interim Fire and EMS Chief plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of the newly combined Fire and EMS (BLS) service (merger effective February 1, 2016) including fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services, disaster planning, hazardous material mitigation, and emergency management functions if also appointed as Emergency Management Director. The department consists of 32 call firefighters and 30 call EMT/First Responders.
A Bachelor’s degree in fire science or administration or related field and a minimum of 10 years of broad experience in all phases of professional firefighting and emergency medical service delivery is required. Position requires excellent supervision and interpersonal communication, verbal and written skills. Experience with departments in transition is pertinent.
A valid Massachusetts Class D driver’s license, Massachusetts Fire Academy Firefighter I/II, Fire Officer I/II, Fire Instructor I/II all with Pro Board Certification and Massachusetts or National EMT-Basic certification required. National or Massachusetts Fire Academy Chief Fire Officer Certification preferred. Position will require proof of NIMS 100-400 and 800.
Salary range is subject to qualifications and negotiation will be paid weekly based on a monthly contract for services.
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