NFFPC Deputy Executive Director Vacancy (2017)

Published on March 29, 2017 at 3:16 PM by Carl Parent

Employer Information

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission (NFFPC) - an interstate, international government entity and Equal Opportunity Employer

Description of Work

  • performs professional work in the field of forest fire control with primary responsibility for coordinating mutual aid activities among the New England States, New York, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador, Prince Edward Island, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) at the direction of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission
  • plans for and assists the Commission Chair, Operations Committee and all Working Teams in planning/organizing/conducting/managing meetings, training, and events for the Compact members
  • applies for and manages all aspects of federal and private grants for the compact and/or individual member agencies upon request
  • initiates, maintains, processes all fiscal, accounting, contracts, and other records of Compact operations; represents the compact in local, regional, national, and international organizations; provides professional fire management assistance to members
  • plans, organizes, facilitates, and supports movement of resources through NECC and amongst the agencies and other forest fire compacts
  • supports, coordinates, manages delivery of training courses and academies in concert with compact committees and Working Teams; writes/assimilates annual and other reports
  • maintains a functional website used for information and fire planning purposes
  • does related work as required to assist members in fire management and related forest health issues


Above work will be shared with an Executive Director and responsibilities will transition to Deputy Executive Director over time. Above duties may be shared amongst two individuals going forward.

Minimum Qualifications

At least ten years of experience in forest fire control or related field, at least five years of which shall have been devoted to fire control activities on a state, provincial or regional basis in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

Applicants with wildland fire management and/or financial experience will be given preference.

License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver's license without restrictions to travel within the U.S. and Canada. Being bilingual in English and French is highly desirable.

Please see the attached document above for additional qualification requirements.

Special Requirements

Must be available to work non-typical hours as needed. 
Must successfully pass a criminal background and reference check if requested.

Application Process

To apply, provide your completed resume, to include education and work experience, and list of references with current contact information by April 30, 2017.

Send application information as follows:

By Mail:

Tom Parent
NFFPC Executive Director
P.O. Box 6192
China Village, ME 04926-6192

By Office:

207-968-3782 (fax)

The contact information above can be used to acquire more information if there are questions.