May 19, 2020

Please note, LeadingAge NJDE is posting this job on behalf of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home






The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for the administration of the daily operation of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home (Home) in accordance with policies and procedures of the Home, and in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.  Provides leadership and direction for staff, implements the Home’s mission and ensures compassionate, confidential and high-quality professional care for all guests and directs operations in a cost-effective manner while maintaining a positive image of the facility with Firemen across the State of New Jersey.


It is anticipated the Assistant Superintendent may possess a number of the factors set forth below. The most critical qualification is strong organizational and administration skills.  The New Jersey Firemen’s Home is an autonomous state agency which operates a licensed long-term residential care facility and separately a residential facility for aged, indigent and disabled firemen.


  • Leadership, managerial and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Fire Services, organization throughout state of New Jersey.
  • Possess an understanding, affection for, and desire to work with aging, indigent and disabled firemen.
  • Experience in healthcare administration or long term care or knowledge of the operations of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home.  LNHA not required
  • Leadership experience/adaptable to change and capable of handling crisis and emergencies.
  • Ability to work under pressure with interruptions, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on occasions, evenings and weekends.
  • Perform such assignments and tasks as may be directed by the Chairman of the Full Board of Managers and the Chairman of the Executive Board.



  • The Assistant Superintendent shall operate under the supervision of the Superintendent.  He/she shall complete all assigned tasks as directed by the Superintendent from time to time.  These tasks may include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Assume all the responsibilities of the Superintendent, when necessary in carrying out policies established by the Home.  Assisting in hiring, dismissals and evaluations of employees.  Supervise department directors.  Recommend and maintain personnel policies and practices for the Home in conjunction with Human Resources (HR) department.
  • Assist in the development of a fiscal management plan that provides the highest quality care in an efficient and cost effective manner.  Work with the Superintendent to oversee the operations of the Home’s business office.  Prepare and maintain the Home’s readiness for State Department of Health, fire Marshal and other relevant surveyors.
  • Assist in planning development and supervision of the Home’s services and programs.  Implement programs to enhance guest quality of life and promoting the latest advancement in medical care for the elderly. Ensure HIPAA compliance.
  • Assist admissions’ policies, working closely with families/sponsors and staff to ensure dignified assimilation of guests into the facility.
  • Participate and support guest council or guest community meetings.  Lead quarterly friends and family meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, comfortable and attractive environment for the guests and employees. Keep the physical property in excellent condition.  Review incident reports and implement safety procedures as necessary.  Oversee all capital projects and renovations as needed.
  • Assist in providing periodic reports reflecting the performance of professional services and financial activities of the Home and such special reports as may be required.  Organize and participate in Board of Managers meetings.  Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate community, governmental and voluntary agencies as well as local, state and national associations.


  • Participate in rotating Superintendent on Duty weekend schedule.
  • Perform such other related duties as required or directed by the Superintendent.


As directed by Superintendent


Chief Financial Officer for supervision of finance office


New Jersey Department of Health

State Funding Representative – Governor’s Office


Participate in preparation of annual budget



FLSA STATUS:                                 Exempt


PRIMARY LOCATION:                   New Jersey Firemen’s Home

565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005


POSITION REPORTS TO:                Superintendent


SALARY GRADE:                            $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 range

Negotiable per experience


BENEFITS:                                        State Pension and Home Medical program



Interested candidates should forward resume and references to:

New Jersey Firemen’s Home

ATTN Paul McDougall

565 Lathrop Avenue

Boonton, NJ 07005.


            Inquiries or submissions may also be sent by email to

Home website –

All submissions must be received by June 6, 2020 by mail or email.



Additional Info:


The New Jersey Firemen’s Home (Home) is an independent State of New Jersey Agency operated Long Term Residential Care Facility.  It is a licensed 95 bed facility restricted and dedicated to aged, indigent and disabled Firemen of the State of New Jersey.  The Home is defined by providing the highest standards of quality of life for its guests.  The Home has a positive work environment and we are proud of being among the best long term care facilities in New Jersey.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The New Jersey Firemen’s Home will be based on merit, qualifications, physical ability to do the work and attendance. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home will make reasonable accommodations for each qualified individual with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.