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East Olympia Fire Dist. #6 Battalion Chief

Thurston County Fire District 6

DATE OPEN: January 22, 2020 

DATE CLOSED: February 26, 2020 

SALARY: $97,479 – 107,471 DOQ (FLSA exempt position) 

WORK HOURS: Regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in addition to evening and weekend training, meetings, and response coverage. 


The Battalion Chief, Training Officer/Health and Safety Officer is a proactive supervisory staff position responsible for assuring proper daily maintenance and operational readiness of apparatus, equipment, facilities and personnel; as well as developing, managing, and delivering training; and developing and managing the health & safety functions of the agency. In addition, the position is required to supervise EMS and suppression activities, as well as serve as Chief on Call on a rotation basis. 



1. High school diploma or equivalent 

2. At least 21 years of age 

3. Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology, or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is acceptable, AND verifiable five (5) years minimum as a Lieutenant, Captain, or higher in a fire service agency with emphasis on training and safety. 

4. NFA Managing Fire Officer, or enrollment within the first year 

5. Washington State EMT-B certification. 

6. Obtain and maintain Thurston County Medic One Protocol within 90 days of hire. 

7. IFSAC Firefighter I certification. 

8. IFSAC Firefighter II certification 

9. IFSAC Evaluator 

10. IFSAC Fire Officer II 

11. NFPA Leadership I, II, III certification, or equivalent current NFA Leadership Series. 

12. Instructor I certification. 

13. Incident Safety Officer 

14. Blue Card Instructor within 1 year of hire 

15. NWCG Single Resource Boss within 2 years of hire

16. Must be able to pass a criminal, financial, and driver’s license background check. 

17. Possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license. 18. Driving record consistent with requirements of district insurance carrier. 

19. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.

20. Is physically fit, and motivated to maintain the condition.

21. Demonstrated leadership by having prepared and instructed classes.

22. Demonstrated leadership by having acted as scene commander.

23. Has strong people skills, is self-motivated, and is capable of advancing the goals of the district while contributing to a positive, productive work environment.

24. Exhibits good management skills and possesses the ability to successfully coordinate and work with others. 


1. You must complete and sign the East Olympia Fire District #6 application in its entirety. Please visit to obtain the required documents. 

2. You must complete all the information on the background waiver. It must also be notarized prior to application submission. 

3. You must submit a current driving abstract. 

4. You must submit a copy of ALL of your Certifications. 

5. You must submit a copy of your Emergency Medical Technician Certification. If you are an out-of-state applicant, you must submit a copy of your National Registry Certification. 

6. The deadline for applying is February 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Postmarks will not be accepted. You may submit your completed application on line at, and submit the waiver and supporting documents to or, Completed application packets may also be hand delivered to 8047 Normandy Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501. If using the U.S. Postal Service, FEDEX, UPS, or similar ground mail service: 

 U.S. Postal Service: 

 East Olympia Fire District #6 

 P.O. Box 578, 

East Olympia, WA 98540 


 East Olympia Fire District #6 

8047 Normandy Street, 

Olympia, WA 98501 


7. Successful applicants may expect to participate in a pre-submission writing assignment; a written test, an assessment lab, a District physical agility test, and a Chief interview to be held on March 25, 2020. Successful candidates in the testing process will be expected to participate in a background check, a District physical exam including drug test.   

Posted: Jan 22, 2020,
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