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his is an executive level position involving the oversight and administration of the fire department. Under the direction of the City Administrator and guidance of the Mayor and City Council, the Fire Chief is responsible for providing leadership, direction and to plan, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the fire department by setting the strategic direction of the department. This position exercises supervision over all employees within the department, either directly or indirectly through supervisors. The Fire Chief sets the goals and objectives and carries them out through various means including preparing a budget, controlling expenditures, and reviewing effectiveness of operations and personnel through direct and indirect supervision. The Fire Chief may take command responsibility at emergency and non-emergency incidents, serve as the Public Information Officer, provide highly responsible and complex support to the City Administrator, and serve as the department’s liaison with outside departments and committees. The Fire Chief must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, City Council, city staff members, and citizens.
City of Mukilteo
$127,067 to $154,451 annually
Posting Start Date:
Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or a related field of study from an accredited institution and
At least ten (10) years of fire suppression and emergency medical experience, including at least four (4) years of senior level administrative and progressive management responsibility.
An equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those listed above may be substituted.
Possess at time of hire and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License, with a driving record acceptable to the City. Must complete the department’s driver training program and maintain a driving record acceptable to the City.
Ability to pass a pre-employment examinations and any subsequent testing.
Ability to pass a comprehensive background check.
Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or Washington State Paramedic certification.
Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field of study from an accredited institution.
Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
International Association of Emergency Manager’s Certified Emergency Manager designation.
Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer designation.