The historic town of Lexington (16 sq. miles, 33,000 residents), located on the western axis of suburban Boston, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. The Lexington Fire Department is staffed with a Fire Chief; two Assistant Fire Chiefs; four Captains [shift commanders]; 12 Lieutenants, one Fire Inspector; 44 firefighters; a full-time Office Manager; and a part-time Clerk. The line personnel work 24 hours shifts (on/off/on/5 days off). There are two fire stations staffed and the town runs an ALS ambulance service. This position also serves as the Emergency Management Director for the town.

The town seeks candidates with experience in budget management and development, personnel management, collective bargaining and labor relations, management of EMS / ALS services, fire command and emergency management operations.

Minimum qualifications: Five years of experience as a Chief Officer or Shift Commander. Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in fire services, business management, public management or related field; valid driver’s license, familiarity with MA statutes and codes related to fire safety and familiarity with national fire and building codes and standards. Candidates should have prior experience managing emergency management operations.

Preferred candidates will possess the following: 10 years of experience as a Chief Officer or Shift Commander and completion of the Executive Fire Officer curriculum at the National Fire Academy or the Fire Chief Officer Program at the MA Firefighting Academy.

The salary range for this position is $111,503 – $137,436 depending on education and certifications.

Interested candidates please complete the town’s required application form and submit with a cover letter and resume. Obtain an application from: the town’s website,; calling 781-968-4590; emailing or visiting the Town Office Building, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420.

Deadline for applications is Jan. 18.