Fire Chief Announcement
The city of Portsmouth is seeking an experienced and accomplished professional to serve as Fire Chief.

Associate’s degree in fire science or related field, Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector I, Advanced EMT, 15 years full-time fire experience in similar size department; 10 years as a company officer, with a minimum of three years as a Captain or higher rank.

A bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or related field, and completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program are highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits
Starting Salary Range (depending on the candidates’ qualifications and experience): $120,025 to $126,027

Benefits and other terms and conditions of employment are governed by an employment agreement (contract) between the Fire Commission and the Employee.

The Fire Chief is expected to reside within 15 minutes travel time of the city within one year of appointment.

Hiring Process
At a minimum a Resume Review, Oral Board, and Fire Commission Interview.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter in pdf format to  by 2 p.m. on Monday April 29.