Massachusetts Department of Fire Services looks for new deputy director

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services is looking for a new deputy director for the hazardous materials response division, according to a job post on its website.

The deputy director will report to the division director and will manage the department in the director's absence.

The person hired will manage specialized HazMat teams, including budget, training and qualifications, and serve as the team coordinator. Specialized teams under the deputy director's jurisdiction include the HazMat Overhead Team, Joint HazMat Emergency Response Team, the Technology Specialists and the Maritime Team.

The deputy director will assist the director in managing regional response teams. They will develop policies and procedures, assist in implementing statewide cost-recovery programs and emergency response plans, purchase equipment and provide oversight and coordination during emergencies.

The deputy director will collaborate with the Department of Public Health, state laboratory institute and Metropolitan Medical Response Systems.

Qualified applicants must have at least five years of full-time professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of hazardous materials, experience writing and securing grants, and the ability to organize and coordinate program strategies and programs. A bachelor's degree is preferred.