NFFPC Deputy Executive Director Vacancy (2019)

Published on March 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM by Carl Parent

Employer Information

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


Flexible - within the geographic area of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York. Office to be set up at home or other convenient location within the seven state area.

Position Status

Work with existing Executive Director as part of the Executive Team.

Start Date

Negotiable, preferably by September 1, 2019.

Description of Work

  • performs professional work in forest fire management 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 and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) at the direction of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission
  • initiates, maintains, processes all fiscal, accounting, contracts, and other records of Compact operations
  • applies for and manages all aspects of federal and private grants for the compact and some individual member agencies
  • 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; 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 be delegated as necessary to maintain operational functionality.

This position will function as a chief financial officer. These duties will include but not limited to tracking all revenues and expenditures for all accounts and grants, managing grant applications, reporting and tracking match, reconciling invoices of compact members and partners, managing costs and invoices associated with training and meeting sponsorship.

Above duties may be shared with the executive director to ensure continuity of operations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

At least two years’ experience in federal grants management with preference given to higher experience. Experience negotiating contracts and agreements with agencies or service providers. Experience in general finances similar to that gained from state or provincial agency administration or the running of a medium sized corporation.

Be articulate in speaking and writing and effective in communicating with individuals, groups, and the general public. Able to maintain good diplomatic relations amongst the states, provinces, federal agencies, and regional, national, and international entities.

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 in a timely manner as they relate to emergency situations and as needed for completion of work. 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 5, 2019.

Send application information as follows:

By Email (preferred):

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.