Assistant Fire Chief Position

Plain Township is seeking an Assistant Fire Chief who will succeed the current Fire Chief within 12 months. The Plain Township Fire Chief plans to retire at the end of 2022 after 20 years of service to Plain Township, including 18 years as assistant fire chief, and 49 years of total fire service.

Plain Township is recruiting a servant leader and skilled manager to serve as its Assistant Fire Chief. The ideal candidate is an experienced, trustworthy, and passionate professional with a commitment to providing exceptional service. The Assistant Fire Chief will be a visionary, forward-thinking, and innovative individual who is aware of emerging trends in the fire service, technological advancements, health and wellness, and best practices.

The Assistant Fire Chief will need to balance the needs of the Fire Department with the collective needs of the Township, demonstrating political astuteness. The Assistant Fire Chief must be able to maintain a professional, composed presence at all times and work well under pressure, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability as situations change, and make well-informed, data-driven decisions.

A collaborator and relationship builder, the Assistant Fire Chief will lead by example and unite employees with a shared sense of purpose. A proven track record of developing personnel and providing opportunities for professional growth is essential. The  selected candidate will have effective conflict management skills, always handling sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy, and maintain a culture of accountability.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, copy of credentials and resume to Township Administrator Ben Collins at by September 30. Initial review of applications will begin on September 15. Initial interviews will be scheduled in October.

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