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Fire Chief
The authority of the Fire Chief shall include, but not be limited to, overall management, administration, leadership and direction of the WTRFA; suggesting new hires, management, disciplining, and suggesting discharge/termination of WTRFA employees and volunteers; the execution, enforcement and administration of WTRFA policies, rules, regulations and general orders; providing policy advice to the elected six-member Board of Fire Commissioners, and maintaining ongoing communication with the community.

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Position: Fire Chief
Organization: West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
Location: Olympia,  WA 
United States
Salary: $132,744 - $156,000 DOQ
Posting Start Date: 11/22/2022
Date Posted: 11/22/2022
Requirements Required Education and Experience:
  • A minimum of eight (8) years full-time experience with a paid or combination fire department.
  • Five to seven years’ experience in a senior level fire service capacity in a department of similar size.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Fire Science, Emergency Services Management, Business Management, or closely related field.
  • IFSAC Firefighter 1, 2 and Fire Officer 1.
  • Extensive experience with EMS and structural/wildland interface fire suppression.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license with good driving history.
  • Current Washington State Emergency Medical Technician and Thurston County Medic One protocol certification (required to obtain within 3 months of appointment).
  • Blue Card certified within one year of appointment.
  • Appropriate experience may substitute for all or part of the education requirements.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Completion or enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program, or other certificated managerial training programs.
  • Chief Fire Officer designation from The Center for Public Safety Excellence
  • Knowledge of government finance specific to property tax levies, benefit charges, and bond issues, with strong financial strategy skills for long-term sustainability
  • Proven experience in interagency coordination with structural and wildland protection agencies.
  • Proven political sensitivity and experience working with districts, cities, counties and other
Status: This listing expires on: 2/20/2023
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Organization Information
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
10828 Littlerock Rd SW

Olympia,  WA 98506
United States
(360) 352-1614
(360) 352-1696
Linda Shea

WFC Motto:
To Serve Educate & Lead

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Providing leadership through service, education and advocacy.