Deputy Fire Chief - Fire Department

The Town of Cumberland is seeking a qualified team player to fill the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  The Deputy Chief is responsible for the administration and coordination of all department activities through supervision of subordinate officers and review of their activities.  The Deputy Chief makes administrative and operational decisions pertaining to firefighting and Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) operating standards as well as training within the limitations of laws, regulations, and established policies.
This position reports directly to the Chief of Department, but work is carried out with relative independence in accordance with applicable statutes, ordinances, and general instructions.  The Candidate for the Deputy Fire Chief must have strong leadership and managerial skills combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Additional essential traits included, but are not limited to: community oriented, strong work ethic, integrity, proven human resources capabilities, adaptability, problem solving skills and creativity.
Other Requirements:
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent); Associate degree preferred
  • Must hold a valid Maine Paramedic License
  • NFPA Firefighter I & II Certification
  • Must hold and maintain a valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s License
  • National Incident Management System IS 100, 200 & 700
  • Must successfully complete a comprehensive background check
  • Post job offer, the candidate must complete a Job Placement Assessment
For an application, please click here.
For the full job description, please click here.
Return the application with cover letter, resume, three letters of professional reference, a copy of current Maine Paramedic License, AVOC/EVOC, NFPA Firefighter I & II certificates and any other professional certifications to the Town of Cumberland Human Resources (mail, fax or email):
Brenda Moore, Human Resources
Town of Cumberland
290 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME  04021
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Town of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.