The position for Southborough Fire Chief has been officially reposted. Hoping to have a new hire lined up before March’s Annual Town Meeting, Town officials set February 8th as the deadline to apply. The new posting uses an updated job ad with the upped salary range and revised residency requirements.
The job ad specifies:
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting, establishing and maintaining harmonious and effective relationships with subordinates, the general public, and town officials, incident command, emergency management and management and leadership roles within a union environment.
Applicants who follow up will find the Town’s profile of the “Ideal” chief. It states:
This dynamic and well-respected department requires an innovative and creative leader to manage ongoing operations while preparing for the needs of the future. The new chief (a “strong chief” under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 48, Section 42) will have the positive challenge of shaping the long-term future of fire and rescue services for Southborough. The chief will also participate and advise during the completion of construction and acceptance of the new quarters for an expected relocation in July, 2019.
Southborough desires its fire department to be progressive and innovative in meeting the needs of the community. The new fire chief should have both an appreciation for the traditions of the department while pursuing the standards and technology that will provide superior fire protection and emergency medical services to the community in years to come.
The profile includes a long list of “Ideal Candidate Characteristics”, but notes, “any individual qualified candidate may not meet all of these criteria”. Even longer is the list of expectations for what the ideal chief will accomplish. You can read all of that here.