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City of Sanford-Assistant Fire Chief of Administration

Start Date: May 14, 2024 | End Date: May 30, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Public Safety - Fire

Assistant Fire Chief of Administration



The City of Sanford is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Assistant Fire Chief of Administration.  This is a salaried position.


This position will perform supervisory, administrative, and technical work responsible for the advanced administrative and management responsibilities related to organizing and directing all activities of the department under the direction of the Fire Chief.  The successful candidate will have administrative responsibility of the daily operations and resource management of the Fire Department in overseeing areas of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire suppression, fire prevention, and related activities.  They will be responsible for assisting in all administration of the Fire Department and may assume the duties of the Fire Chief in their absence.


The successful candidate will assist in the planning, organizing and directing activities of the Fire Department under the direction of the Fire Chief.  This position will coordinate and direct the Fire Department administration to ensure uniformity, efficiency and safety. They will be responsible for participating in disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery efforts, responsible for development and administration of the department’s standard operating guidelines, administer all testing, recruitment, and retention of positions, and assume role of HAZMAT Coordinator for emergency operations.


Applicants must have Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; 5 years of service as Captain or higher rank or minimum 7 years command experience above rank of Firefighter; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, CDL; Pro Board or equivalent – Certified Fire Officer I and II, registered EMT (EMT-A or Paramedic preferred).  Mandatory Class/Certification Requirements within first 2 years include:  a) NIMS 100, 200, 300 & 400 & b) Pro Board or equivalent – Certified Fire Instructor 1&2.


Please refer to the job description for a complete list of the essential duties, responsibilities, additional required knowledge, special requirements, skills, and abilities for the position.


The City of Sanford offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an environment conducive to personal growth.











Application packets are available on the City of Sanford website: under Employment Opportunities.


Applications and Resumes will be reviewed as received



All Applicants MUST submit a City of Sanford Employment Application with resume. Applications must be submitted in person or mailed.



Human Resources Department

Attn: Stacy Howes, HR Director

City of Sanford, Maine

919 Main Street

Sanford, Maine 04073



Posting:                     Monday, May 13th, 2024

Deadline:                   Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 5:30 PM

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