Position Information

Deputy Chief of Operations
The Deputy Chief of Operations/Training (DCO), an exempt non-bargaining position, will work under the direction of the Fire Chief and function as the Fire District’s second in command. This position will perform a variety of technical, administrative, supervisory, and hands-on work in planning, organizing, training, fire prevention, fire suppression, and emergency medical services. This position has a high potential for future advancement within the Fire District’s succession plan. 
Other responsibilities include:
  • Reviews departmental performance and effectiveness; formulates programs or policies to alleviate fire-ground deficiencies.
  • Evaluates the need for new equipment and supplies and prepares and presents budget request to the Fire Chief.
  • Responds to alarms and directs activities at the scene of major emergencies as needed. Performs all the functions and activities that a firefighter is expected to perform associated with structural, wildland, and other fire suppression.
  • Responsible to consult with station officers regarding firefighter and officer developmental needs for the fire department.
  • Prepares reports of activities as directed and presents them to the Fire Chief.
  • Will report to the Fire Chief acts of gross negligence performed at emergency scenes.
  • Oversees training, pre-fire planning, extinguishing, monitoring systems, and fire prevention programs.
  • Act as a partner in planning and vision for the Fire District with the District Fire Chief and the Board of Fire Commissioners.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget as well as direct operations to achieve goals within the budgeted funds.
  • Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments, review progress, as well as direct change in priorities and schedules as needed to assure services are provided in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Reviews WACs, policies, and guidelines to assess risk and manage the department safety and accident prevention program.
  • Oversees the development and manages implementation of the Fire Districts training program to ensure personnel meet established standards.
  • Creates training programs to ensure all personnel are trained and equipped to perform expected duties.
  • Provide lesson plans and administers appropriate testing, as necessary.
  • Evaluates the need for, and recommends, the purchase of new equipment and supplies for training to the Fire Chief.
  • Develops SOP’s and SOG’s as needed and creates standard training evolutions and qualifications relating to these.
  • Serve as an active member of the Grant County Fire District # 3’s various committees.

Application Procedure

Beginning September 15, 2022, applications will be available online at www.gcfd3.net. Contact MSO/District Secretary April Stucky at astucky@gcfd3.net if you have any questions or to request an application packet.
Your completed packet must include the following:
  1. Current resume and cover letter
  2. The completed District application
  3. The completed Authorization to Release Information form
  4. The signed Driving Record Release of Interest form
  5. The signed Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation and Acknowledgment and Authorization for Background Check form
  6. Copy of your driver’s license
1. Application period ends -                                October 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m.  (or until filled)
2. Assessment Lab (Panel Interview) -               October 17-21, 2022
The completed application packets must be delivered to MSO/District Secretary April Stucky by 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2022, at the GCFD3 Main Station (1201 Central Ave. S, Quincy, WA).  Emailed application packets can be sent to astucky@gcfd3.net.

Position: Deputy Chief of Operations
Organization: Grant County Fire District 3
Location: QUINCY,  WA 
United States
Salary: $105,000
Posting Start Date: 9/15/2022
Date Posted: 9/19/2022

Ideal Candidate

Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or a closely related field preferred; and/or ten (10) years of firefighting experience with three (3) of those years at the Company Officer level or higher and be currently employed in the fire service.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain in a reasonable time after hire, a valid WA State Driver's license and certification of successful Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention Program (EVIP) completion, without a record of suspension or revocation of driving privileges in any state.
  • Must be Red Carded at NWCG FF1 or higher, Engine Boss or above is preferred.
  • Must possess WA State EMT certification, or National Registry certification with the ability to obtain WA State certification.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain within 2 year of hire (or as available) the certification of IFSAC Fire Officer 2 and IFSAC Instructor 2.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire.
  • No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the time of hire.
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to meet Fire District physical standards.
  • Ability to work a flexible exempt schedule as needed Sunday-Saturday to allow for early morning, evening, or weekend appointments, training, or meetings when necessary.
  • Must live within the Fire District or a reasonable response time, as determined by the Board of Fire Commissioners, within 6 months of employment.
Candidates may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates their ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/18/2022
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Organization Information
Grant County Fire District 3
1201 Central Ave S

QUINCY,  WA 98848
United States
(509) 787-2713
MSO/District Secretary April Stucky

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