Wellesley has officially posted its job opening for a fire chief following the retirement last month of Rick DeLorie, who served as chief for 14 years during a 30-year career with the town. The new chief will be appointed by the Select Board and supervised by the town’s executive director, per a recent Select Board vote.
According to the job posting, the fire department consists of 53 full-time uniformed non-civil service employees and boasts an operating budget of $6.3M. Nat Brady, a 30-plus-year veteran of the department has been serving as interim chief.
Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in career fire service, as well as a minimum of 5 years of command and supervisory experience at the level of a shift commander or above. This will come as a great letdown to the pre-K kid who lives across the street from us, often seen in his junior firefighter gear, as he would otherwise be a great candidate.
The salary range is $195,000-$215,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2023.
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Barton prives says
They should hire from within. There are a lot of great men on the Wellesley fire department that qualify for this job.