Deputy Fire Chief - Town of Scarborough

The Town of Scarborough Fire Department is seeking a highly skilled full-time Deputy Fire Chief to join our senior management team. The Deputy Fire Chief will assist the Fire Chief in leading an all-hazards, combination department of nearly 200 employees in a community encompassing 54 square miles and a year-round population of 22,000 residents, growing considerably larger during the summer season. The department operates out of six neighborhood stations and responds to nearly 5000 calls for service per year.

Duties include working with the Fire Chief to maintain a highly motivated, well-trained, work force including full-time, per-diem, and call members as well as a longtime student live-in partnership. The successful candidate will provide leadership and command presence, direct all-hazards emergency activities including assuming incident command, ensure compliance with state and local protocols, department SOPs, SOGs and General Orders; and perform other duties as required or assigned.

Position requirements: Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; NFPA Firefighter I & II certification or equivalent; Pro Board Fire Officer Certifications, completion of State certified AVOC/EVOC class; state of Maine EMS license, paramedic preferred; firefighting/EMT experience in a full-time department; (5) years fire/EMS supervision/management experience; and successful completion of post-offer comprehensive physical exams.

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Applications must be received by Sunday, February 6, 2022. For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email .

-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment.  Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. The newest area for businesses to locate in Scarborough is along the Haigis Parkway, located right at Exit 42 of the Maine Turnpike. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.

Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

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