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Presque Isle Fire Department

Presque Isle, Maine

August 3, 2023

The City of Presque Isle is currently accepting applications for two (2) open Firefighter/Paramedic positions.

The Fire Department works a 42-hour work week consisting of 24 hour shifts as follows, one on, one off, one on, 5 days off.

This is an entry level Firefighting position with the City and an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic motivated professional to become a valued member of an innovative, progressive fire department. Presque Isle Fire Department serves approximately 75 square miles, with a population of roughly 9,800 nighttime residence increasing to roughly 20,000 daytime population. Successful candidates’ primary functions will be providing EMS care through 911 responses, fire suppression, airport firefighting, fire prevention, life safety inspection.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a 25 year 2/3rd no age retirement plan, wage step increases, employee and family medical health coverage, paid vacation and sick time.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED. College degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Firefighter II Preferred.
  • Current Maine Paramedic License or be currently enrolled in a Paramedic program with a completion date of 12 months.
  • Current EMT or Advanced EMTs will be considered and required to obtain Paramedic License within 24 months.

For your invitation to become a member of this organization, please submit an employment application along with your resume to the Human Resources Office; 12 Second Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Applications can be found online at and will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

The City of Presque Isle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


City of Bath Fire & Rescue Department

Bath, Maine

August 3, 2023

The City of Ships is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Firefighter/EMT. Our small, family friendly city has recently been celebrated as one of the best small cities in America and a distinctive destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The probationary starting wage for a Basic EMT is $22.46/hour, for an Advanced EMT is $22.97/hour and for a Paramedic is $24.75/hour. On January 1, 2024, there will be a 3% increase and on January 1, 2025, there will be a 2% increase. The collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, 2025. This position is eligible for a generous benefits package including PTO, health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, and participation in a two-thirds retirement plan through the Maine State Retirement Program. The Bath Fire & Rescue Department is a progressive department that provides an allowance for professional development.

Applicants must currently possess a valid driver’s license. The selected candidate must also possess a valid Maine Basic EMT; Advanced EMT; or Paramedic license prior to the job start date and be Firefighter I & II certified. *Exception to this requirement: if an applicant is licensed as a Paramedic without Firefighter I & II certification, the Paramedic applicant shall be eligible for hire, however, is required to obtain Firefighter I & II level certification within two years of hire date. Additionally, if an applicant possesses a Maine Basic EMT license, the applicant shall be eligible for hire, however, is required to be licensed as an Advanced EMT within two years of hire date. A copy of your valid driver’s license, Maine EMS license and Firefighter I & II certifications must be attached to your application materials. Leading candidates for this position will be required to successfully pass an in-depth background check and pre-employment (medical) examinations. All candidates will be required to undergo the Bath Fire & Rescue Department physical agility test. A CPAT will not be accepted. Candidates that successfully pass the physical agility test will move on to a written test. However, if a candidate possesses a current Maine AEMT or Paramedic license, the written test will be waived. The physical agility and written exam will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2023. A study guide may be obtained from the City Clerk.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting all the following required materials: City of Bath job application, cover letter (addressed to Chief Lawrence A. Renaud Jr.), resume, signed physical agility test liability release, signed statement of physician form, signed background check authorization form, copies of valid driver’s license and Maine EMS licensure, and documentation of all applicable certifications and training. All documents must be submitted by the application closing date of Thursday, August 10, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Important information to this process, including the job description, application, medical clearance forms and other relevant materials required to undergo the physical agility test, etc. can be found on the city website at

All application materials can be obtained online or at the City Clerk’s Office, 55 Front St., Bath, Maine. The City of Bath is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Fire Chief

Wells Fire Department

Wells, Maine

June 26, 2023

The Town of Wells is seeking a dynamic and collaborative management professional to serve as Assistant Fire Chief. The Assistant Fire Chief is responsible for a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in assisting the planning, organizing, directing, and implementing fire prevention, suppression, and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions

Located in southern Maine, beautiful and historic Wells is one of the finest family vacation locations anywhere, offering seven miles of coastline, the nationally recognized Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm.

Recreational activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, and surfing. Miles of paths provides for hiking, biking, and strolling, with numerous golf courses located in the area. The Wells region offers historic sites, lighthouses, antique shops, collectible bookstores, outlet stores and general retail stores for every taste and budget.

The successful candidate will have effective leadership skills with the ability to direct and coordinate a variety of Fire and EMS tasks, while creating a cohesive work environment that garners the confidence and respect of the employees and the community. They will also be results driven, committed to fostering a positive, harmonious work environment that promotes employee engagement and accountability. Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in communicating with both internal and external stakeholders are essential aspects of this position.

Additionally, the candidate must also possess the following:

Experience and Education/Training:

  • Graduation from college with a two-year degree in fire science or business management, or equivalent with specialized training in fire department administration
  • Eight (8) years of prior work experience as a firefighter, including certification as a paramedic, and four (4) years of supervisory experience equivalent to Fire Captain or higher; preferred four (4) years as a Chief Fire/EMS officer in a licensed transporting fire/EMS based agency; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s License
  • State of Maine Firefighter II Certification
  • Company Officer I & II
  • Fire Inspector I & II
  • Fire Instructor I & II
  • Valid nationally registered paramedic license

For a complete job description please visit the Town of Wells web site at Town of Wells.

Applications: Qualified Candidates are invited to submit a Town of Wells Application, cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references via email to: [email protected]

or send via US mail to:

Town of Wells

HR Generalist

208 Sanford Rd

Wells, ME 04090

The position will remain open until filled, with review of applications beginning on July 1, 2023.

The Town of Wells offers a competitive salary (range $85k to $95k) and benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement benefits, sick/vacation leave, and professional development.

The Town of Wells is committed to diversity in its workforce. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Fire Chief

Biddeford Fire Department

Biddeford, Maine

June 25, 2023

The City of Biddeford is an innovative leader that has made an incredible evolution from mill town to a youthful, exciting community. As the City develops as a community, as an employer we are focusing on supporting employees in their mental health, work/life balance and personal growth. Our Fire Department is doing the same and we are looking for a Chief who is committed to being a part of this change.

Our goal is to find a progressive Fire Chief to work in our active, forward thinking department that responds to an annual emergency call volume of over 5,000 runs. The department operates with the most state of the art equipment and has a strong focus on EMS. We are currently increasing shift staffing and placing a high focus on training and development.

The ideal Fire Chief will have experience working as both a firefighter and EMT, as well as supervisory experience within a Fire Department. We are looking for someone well versed in personnel issues and navigating employee relations with an emphasis on collaborative planning and conflict resolution. The Chief will be highly involved in the strategic planning and vision for the Department.

The department consists of 44 full time EMS-Firefighters, 25 call company members, call company Division Chief and District Chief, and full time nonunion Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and Office Manager. Our Department is very fast paced, responding to over 5200 emergency calls annually within the 39 square miles of Biddeford’s both rural and urban settings. We work closely with neighboring towns, priding ourselves on our ability to provide and utilize mutual and automatic aid.

The City of Biddeford offers a robust compensation package. This includes paid personal, sick, vacation and holiday time as well as employer sponsored dental, vision and health insurance with a companion Health Reimbursement Account fully funded by the City to pick up additional healthcare costs for its employees. We have a student loan repayment program allowing the City to pay portions of its employees’ outstanding loans. We offer several retirement plans, with a match by the City, including MPERS.

Requirements for the Fire Chief position include:

  • Experience as a firefighter and/or EMT with supervisory experience
  • High School education or equivalent
  • EMT certification
  • Firefighter II Certification (from state of Maine or state with reciprocity)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Please provide the following documents when submitting your application:

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Salary Requirements
  • Current EMS License
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fire/EMS certifications and any relevant credentials

* Finalists may be required to pass background check and physical/psychological exam*

Submit your application materials to [email protected]; review of applications will begin July 3rd.

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Ellsworth Fire Department

Ellsworth, Maine

June 13, 2023

Note: Though this position is for employment with the City of Ellsworth, Ellsworth Fire Department, the position is temporary, part-time (32 hours), is a federally funded grant position (4 years), and may be subject to further requirements due to federal funding.

Organizational Summary:

The member departments of Dedham, Ellsworth, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Orland and Trenton came together in 2021 to develop a mission is to represent, coordinate and support the member departments fire, rescue, EMS volunteers in central Hancock County, Maine. The member departments protect approximately 19,000 citizens in the region with predominantly all volunteer or combination departments.

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator (VRRC) develops, implements, leads and manages, plans projects, and programs designed to raise the visibility as well as to increase the number of volunteers for the 7 local fire and rescue departments in our combination and mostly volunteer system. The recruiter shall work to raise visibility among the public, students, businesses, community organizations, funders, and other stakeholders.

The expected outcomes of activities executed by the VRRC will be to recruit volunteers for membership and training as firefighters and emergency medical services providers throughout the seven affiliated departments. This position reports to the Fire Chief for the City of Ellsworth and works directly with the Recruitment & Retention Committee (R&R).

Basic Position Responsibilities:

  • Recruit volunteers to meet the needs of the seven affiliated combination and volunteer fire and rescue departments;
  • Identify potential sources of volunteers and implement strategies to reach all communities;
  • Actively schedule and conduct recruitment presentations in schools, and community groups;
  • Continually update and enhance recruitment presentations and materials;
  • Update and enhance social media channels to serve as a resource for program participants and to communicate with the public for review and approval;
  • Draft and disseminate press releases and public service announcements to support recruitment efforts and visibility;
  • Help to design and produce events that will elevate the volunteers’ profile in the community;
  • Conduct regular follow-ups with applicants, members
  • Recruit, train, and manage student and community interns at recruiting station.
  • Prepare Semi-Annual SAFER reports, statistics, and data for inclusion in federally required reports.
  • Maintain records and prepare monthly reports to the R & R Committee
  • Attend monthly member department meetings and R&R committee meetings as needed;
  • Schedule, prepare, and staff school career events
  • May be required to participate in fire ground activities to included fire suppression or rescue.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recruitment and retention employment with substantiated experience and minimum of Associate’s or higher degree in social service, sales/marketing, business or related field or equivalent experience. Consideration will be given to those who have over 90 credit hours and are currently taking courses with completions of a degree within 12 months of employment;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a clean criminal history.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical
  • Fire, rescue, and EMS – IFSAC/ProBoard/National Registered EMT certified and experienced emergency provider preferred;
  • Experience and knowledge in the volunteer fire-rescue service
  • Strong working experience with volunteer and combination Fire/EMS in rural and or suburban environment(s). 3-5 years minimum preferred.
  • Competency with computer hardware, computer software, telephones, cameras, video recording equipment, and equipment typical to office and classroom environments.
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong time management skills.
  • Must possess competency with website management, social networking, and database management.
  • Be willing to commute regularly throughout central Hancock County area.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in basic office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic database skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in recruitment, sales, marketing, or communications.
  • Recruitment and retention employment with substantiated experience and successes in effective volunteer recruitment and retention activities highly desirable.
  • Comfort and ability in speaking to small and large diverse audiences of differing ages.
  • Experience in document layout and design, and web editing, and/or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to organize information graphically for presentations and publications.
  • Strong information and resource gathering skills.
  • Event planning experience is desired, but not essential.
  • Media relations experience is desired, but not essential.
  • Experience networking with organizations in business and community.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Work within established deadlines.

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator (VRRC) position is an at will position within the City of Ellsworth, which dictates that the employment and compensation for this position may be terminated at any time.


The Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator (VRRC) will be paid in accordance with the grant management package. The starting salary is commensurate with experience.


The schedule can be flexible, but must coincide with the needs of the grant and recruitment needs of our departments. This position is a daytime position no more than 32 hours per week. It will require nights, and weekends based on the needs of the project and will be agreed upon by the Fire Chief and successful applicant. Worksite is located at 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine. Travel throughout central Hancock County, Maine.

The Selection Process:

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the address listed below. All materials must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 24, 2023.

Please return cover letter and resume to Fire Chief Scott Guillerault at [email protected] Subject VRCC Application and Resume.

City of Ellsworth online application must also be submitted via Apply Online – City of Ellsworth.

Questions, contact Chief Scott Guillerault at 207-667-8666.

Deputy Fire Chief

Old Town Fire Department

Old Town, Maine

May 8, 2023

The City of Old Town, Maine population 7,372, is seeking a qualified team player to fill the position of the Deputy Fire Chief. The City of Old Town Fire Rescue Department covers 300 square miles of responses area and responds to more than 2400 calls a year. The Department is made up of four crews with a full time compliment of 23 Fire Fighters/ Paramedics/ AEMT and EMT licensees. Crews work a 24/48/24/96 schedule, 24/7.

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.

Qualifications preferably includes seven to ten years’ experience with a municipal full time fire/rescue agency. Five years of command officer experience. Basic EMT licensure preferred. Candidate must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: crafting collaborative interagency relationships, pacing change, fire-ground management, EMS and emergency management.

The City of Old Town has a very competitive Wage/ Health and Benefit Package. This is a salary position with the City of Old Town, wages are based on experience. All resumes need to be mailed or emailed to Scott Wilcox the City of Old Town Public Safety Director [email protected]. Mailing Address is: 150 Brunswick Street Old Town, Maine 04468. If potential candidates have any questions please reach out to Public Safety Director Scott Wilcox at 207‐827‐3984.

Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association posts available positions for informational purposes only and is not responsible for the content and accuracy of each posting. Potential applicants are encouraged to verify job requirements, deadlines, and other information directly with each municipality. For more information, contact [email protected].