The town of Ipswich is seeking candidates for the exempt position of Fire Chief.  The Fire Chief is non-Civil Service and will have a three year contract.  Reporting to the Town Manager, the Fire Chief directs the operations of a Department composed of a Deputy Fire Chief, five Lieutenants, 12 Firefighters, and eight on-call Firefighters, operating from two fire stations with a budget of $2.1 million.  Strong communication, interpersonal, planning, and negotiation skills required.  History of demonstrated leadership and the ability to develop a positive labor management climate.  Extensive knowledge of fire and rescue operation of administration and planning required.

Ten to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in fire operations, and five years of supervisory and management experience.  B.A. required; M.A. desired.  EFOP and CRO desired.  See full job description available

To apply please submit a town application (available online, cover letter, and resume to:

Mary Gallivan, HR Director
25 Green Street,
Ipswich MA 01938

or by email

Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of July 16, 2021.  An EEO/AA employer.