Human Resources



Middletown, Rhode Island, with a population just over 16,000 is bordered to the
south by Newport and to the north by Portsmouth. This coastal community is
also a host community to Naval Station Newport and is approximately 20 miles
southeast of Providence. The Town is governed by a 7-member Council and the
Chief reports to the Town Administrator. The Fire Chief also serves as the
Emergency Manager. The Department is an ISO Class 3/3Y full-service fire/rescue
and EMS organization that has a total of 40 full time personnel, The Department
responds to approximately 3,700 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual
operating budget of the Fire Department is approximately $4.6 million.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the
Town’s leadership team. Applicants must obtain RI Basic EMT certification, have
a minimum of ten years fire service experience, five of which are in a responsible
command position. A Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in Fire Science or a
related field or an equivalent combination of command experience and advanced
education will be considered. Fire Officer Training and certification is required or
must be obtained within a time frame agreeable to the Town Administrator.

Applicants must possess strong labor/management, leadership and
communication skills and have a strong background in fire service operations
and administration. Residency is required within the Town of Middletown within
twelve months of appointment. Excellent benefit package, salary is negotiable
depending upon experience, qualifications and education. Salary range to
$105,000. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications.

A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to

The deadline to submit an application is January 28th, 2021 at 5PM.

The Town of Middletown is an equal opportunity employer.

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