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Help Wanted: Fulltime Fire Chief

Start Date: March 07, 2024 | End Date: May 31, 2024
County: Androscoggin County
Job Type: Public Safety - Fire

The Town of Minot Fire-Rescue Department seeks a motivated and detailed oriented person to join our energetic and positive team as fulltime Fire Chief.

The individual would be responsible for administrative and supervisory work in the direction of the firefighting, fire prevention, and rescue activities of the Minot Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department, including the direct and indirect supervision of all members of the municipal and volunteer fire and rescue departments, in all facets of fire prevention, suppression and enforcement activities.

Responsibilities include recruitment and retention activities, orientation of new members, oversight of discipline and discharge procedures, performance evaluation administration, retaining membership as well as maintaining a positive relationship with the public.

Employee has direct responsibility for the efficient operation of the Fire-Rescue Department. Work involves the maintenance of all department equipment and property, the prevention and extinguishment of fire, the protection of life and property, and the removal of fire hazards within the Town. The Chief is the superior officer within the department and has the authority to assume command at fire scenes. Work is reviewed through discussions of problems and policies under the supervision of the Town Administrator.

The position provides a full-time and consistent work schedule (minimum 40 hours) except for the occasional night meetings for board and committee meetings or calls. The Town of Minot offers a competitive benefits package including full health benefits for employee and cost-share for spouse/dependent(s), as well as options for dental, vision, accidental and/or life insurances, retirement plan (Town is looking into MainePERS), educational reimbursement, paid vacations, sick time and 13 paid holidays. Pay for the position is dependent on relevant job experience and professional development plan, and, because this is a new position, the Town is willing to negotiate regarding the structure and scheduling for the position.

The individual needs to have a background in firefighting and supervisory/administrative work but does not have to have officer experience as we are willing to train someone who wants to expand their existing skillsets while working for a great town with supportive and employee-centered elected officials.

Full job description is available online ( or at the Town Office (329 Woodman Hill Road, Minot, ME 04258). Please email application and resume to

The first round of interviews will begin after April 5th, but this position will remain open until filled.  The Town of Minot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.