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Deputy Fire Chief
Deputy Fire Chief
Bainbridge Island Fire Department

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Salary$165,410 - $179,794
Located 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle and connected to Kitsap County by bridge, Bainbridge Island’s over 25,000 residents enjoy a wonderful combination of scenic vistas, urban forests, trails, farms, wineries, local arts, and more. There are numerous recreation opportunities with over 53 miles of shoreline, over 1,500 acres of parks and open space, and miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more. The city and community have worked together to preserve the island’s friendly aura, smalltown charm, and natural environment. Islanders value the sense of country living and convenient nearby access to the Seattle metropolitan area.
The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) is a combination department that serves the City of Bainbridge Island. BIFD is overseen by a five-member Board of Fire Commissioners who are elected by the voters. The Fire Chief is the Executive Officer of the department. BIFD is staffed by 41 paid, uniformed staff; 15 volunteers; and seven administrative personnel. The department has a 2023 budget of $12,814,538 and operates out of three fire stations. BIFD responds to over 3,000 calls for service each year. Approximately 70 percent of those calls are for emergency medical responses.
Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief coordinates and manages the personnel, equipment, and activities associated with the day-to-day operation of the department, including emergency operations, community risk reduction, and support functions such as fleet maintenance, facilities maintenance and supply, training, safety, and the volunteer program.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 5, 2023 (open until filled).
Position: Deputy Fire Chief
Organization: Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Location: Bainbridge Island,  WA 
United States
Salary: $165,410 - $179,794
Posting Start Date: 1/27/2023
Date Posted: 1/27/2023
Requirements A bachelor’s degree in fire command/administration or related fire service field. Ten (10) years of progressive fire service experience. Five (5) years of experience in a fire command position, e.g., Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief or Deputy Fire Chief rank and/or company officer with program management experience, or as approved by the Fire Chief. Exposure/experience in EMS, Operations, Fire Prevention and Administrative duties, and experience working with a board of commissioners is preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/27/2023
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Bainbridge Island Fire Department

Bainbridge Island,  WA 98110
United States
(206) 368-0050

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