The former chief of the Rockland Fire Department has been nominated to head the Freeport Fire-Rescue Department.

Town Manager Peter Joseph named Charles “Charlie” Jordan to the job in a letter to the town council. Jordan served with the Rockland Fire Department for 25 years and was fire chief there for 10 years before retiring in 2014. He currently works as a call firefighter in Camden.

“When I made my decision to retire from Rockland Fire and EMS in early 2014, I thought it was time to hang my helmet for good,” Jordan wrote in his application to Freeport. “I quickly found, however, that I truly missed every aspect of the fire service,” he said.

Joseph said the town received 30 applications for fire chief and selected Jordan from two finalists. Jordan’s experience in a similarly sized community and financial skills from the private sector make him a valuable resource for the town and the department, Joseph said.

Former Fire Chief Darrel Fournier, who held the post for more than 20 years, announced his retirement in February and his last day on the job was May 6. The base salary for fire chief is $84,209.

The town manager’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the town council, which will vote on it at its meeting Tuesday. If approved, Jordan will start Aug. 1. Jordan lives in Camden and has agreed to maintain residency in Freeport as a condition of his employment, Joseph said.