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Assistant Chief of Operations
Assistant Chief of Operations
South King Fire & Rescue
Federal Way, Washington
Salary$181,200 - $201,000
South King Fire & Rescue (SKFR) is located between the mid-point of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. SKFR serves a population of 150,000 citizens within the cities of Federal Way and Des Moines, including unincorporated Lakeland North and Lakeland South, a small portion of the City of Normandy Park, and the City of Auburn’s west hill. Home to approximately 32,000 residents, Des Moines, is often called the "Boating Capital of the Pacific Northwest" and is considered one of the best places in the Northwest metro to enjoy waterfront living and easy beach access. The city of Federal Way is home to nearly 96,000 residents and is the location of SKFR’s headquarters station. Federal Way’s Celebration Park is recognized as one of the premier facilities for soccer and softball on the West Coast and the Weyerhaeuser/King County Aquatic Center is home to many national and international swimming and diving competitions.
South King Fire & Rescue (SKFR) is governed by an elected five-member Board of Fire Commissioners and is an all-hazards career department with 35 administrative staff that support 150 career firefighters. The district operates on a 2022 total operating budget of $38,480,209. In 2021, SKFR responded to 23,325 911 calls that included 255 structural fires, 4,718 service-related calls, and 18,352 EMS incidents. SKFR has seven responding stations housing nearly 15 frontline apparatus, including fire engines, ladders, aid cars, rescue and hazmat vehicles, and a saltwater fireboat. The district operates a separate fleet maintenance shop, logistics facility, and training center.
Reporting directly to the Fire Chief, the Assistant Chief of Operations is the district's Chief Emergency Incident Command Officer that oversees all fire-related operations and training functions. This exempt, confidential management position is a senior member of the district’s administration. The Assistant Chief of Operations assists the Fire Chief and Executive Director with long-range planning, budget preparation, and collective bargaining.
Required education and experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. Ten years of progressive experience in fire and emergency medical services. At least five years in middle management or executive administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by the Fire Chief. Completion of Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800. Desired education and experience: A master's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline. Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Development Program (EFO). (See full job description for additional requirements.)
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. South King Fire & Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 17, 2022 (open until filled).
Position: Assistant Chief of Operations
Organization: South King Fire & Rescue
Location: Federal Way,  WA 
United States
Salary: $181,200 - $201,000
Posting Start Date: 6/15/2022
Date Posted: 6/15/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 9/13/2022
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South King Fire & Rescue

Federal Way,  WA 98003
United States
(206) 368-0050

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