The Town of Waldoboro is currently recruiting Fire Fighters and those who would like to become Fire Fighters. Waldoboro Firemen are responsible for maintenance of the fire station, equipment, and apparatus. They respond to emergencies and administer basic life support when necessary. The ideal candidate would want to take an active role in training, fire prevention and public education. Monthly training is provided. If you think this opportunity is for you, please fill out an Employment Application which can be found HERE or you can get one at the Town Office. Completed applications should be delivered to the Town Office or mailed to:

Town of Waldoboro
ATTN: Paul Smeltzer, Fire Chief
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572



Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief

Reporting directly to the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief is a member of the leadership team that

oversees a fire department with an excellent reputation. There are currently 20 paid on-call positions,

working from one station and supported by a $170,000 annual budget. Each year the Waldoboro Fire

Department responds to approximately 200+ emergency calls. The department is made up of three

pumpers, a 4x4 rescue/forestry pumper and has a new 107’aerial ladder truck currently in construction.


Minimum qualifications required to be selected as Assistant Fire Chief:

Experience in Fire Service and progressive supervisory experience as a fire officer (captain or higher is

preferred) and must have proof of progressive, continued education and training (FF I&II Fire Officer I&II

preferred). An annual stipend will be negotiated, depending on qualifications and experience in addition

to the hourly wage of $13.89. Residency within Waldoboro is required.

The ideal candidate will have a record of establishing strong relationships with subordinate firefighters

and departmental leadership. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills when interacting with

elected officials and the public. This position requires an extensive knowledge of apparatus, equipment

and their maintenance. Proficiency in computers is also required. The Waldoboro Fire Department

takes pride in being active in our town. The candidate must be willing to commit to supporting the

department’s association and its mission to volunteering in our community.

Qualified candidates please submit:

-completed application for employment

(applications are available from Tanya R Blodgett, Administrative Assistant at the Waldoboro Town

Office or at ),

-cover letter,


-three letters of reference: a personal, a subordinate firefighter, and a supervisor

Completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July

31, 2019 to Julie L. Keizer, Town Manager, Town of Waldoboro, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, Maine


The position is open until filled. Candidates will be required to take a written exam, sit for an oral

board, and a final interview with the Town Manager and the Fire Chief.

The Town of Waldoboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.