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Deputy Chief of Operations
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is a combination department with 60 paid employees and 40 volunteers. Our annual call volume is approximately 5,000 and our annual budget is $12 million. The Deputy Chief of Operations supervises three shifts each led by a Battalion Chief, our District shop, and oversees some of our grant programs, contracts, and our records management system. The work schedule is typically Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm in an office setting with an administrative staff of 12. The Deputy Chief of Operations works closely with the Deputy Chief of Planning and reports to the Fire Chief.

Salary is 129,972 per year with annual COLA increases. We offer a generous medical/dental/vision package, deferred comp match, MERP match (Medical Expense Reimbursement Program) and a great paid time off package. This position qualifies for LEOFF2 retirement system.
Position: Deputy Chief of Operations
Organization: Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue
Location: Kelso,  WA 
United States
Salary: 129,972
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2022
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • NIMS Compliant
  • Instructor Qualifications
  • Strong Communication & Leadership Skills
  • Ability to Lead, Train & Teach Others
  • Thorough Knowledge of Fire & Emergency Operations
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Pass a drug screen, physical, background check & psychological exam prior to hire
Visit our website for more information and for an application packet at www.c2fr.org. For questions, please contact Brandi Ballinger at brandi.ballinger@c2fr.org or 360-575-6280.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 28 by 4:00pm.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/11/2023
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Organization Information
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue
701 Vine St

Kelso,  WA 98626
United States
(360) 575-6280
Brandi Ballinger

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