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Fire Chief
Fire Chief
East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue

Elma, Washington
Salary$120,000 - $140,000
Grays Harbor County, Washington, is an excellent destination for those looking to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Elma, home to the East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue headquarters, lies within the Chehalis River Valley in eastern Grays Harbor County, about 30 miles west of Olympia and 40 miles east of the Pacific Coast. Grays Harbor County boasts a range of outdoor recreational opportunities, with numerous state parks, beaches, and lakes offering endless opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and boating. Additionally, the county hosts several local festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating the unique culture and heritage of the region.
East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue (EGHFR) is a full-service local fire department agency that provides Emergency Medical Response and Transport along with Fire and Rescue Services to the communities of Bush Creek, rural Elma, Malone, Porter, and Satsop in East Grays Harbor County. EGHFR operates with a five-member Board of Commissioners and is a progressive and fast-growing combination department. EGHFR responds to approximately 2,300 calls annually over a 200 square mile response area, which is home to a population of approximately 12,000. EGHFR provides a wide range of services which include fire protection services for residential, commercial, and property areas, emergency medical services through on-call 911 services for East Grays Harbor County, inter-facility medical transports, EMS event standby, rescue services, and motor vehicle collision response and extrication.
Working under the general direction and authority of the five-member Board of Fire Commissioners, the Fire Chief is responsible for all District employees, including volunteer personnel. The Fire Chief will plan, direct and oversee the operations of the Fire District, including fire prevention, fire suppression, and emergency medical services, with accountability for results in terms of costs, effectiveness, personnel, and methods. The Chief supervises District personnel through subordinate supervisors in the performance and effectiveness of their duties, communicates with the public on matters related to District activities and responsibilities, and administers all fiscal functions and policies of the District.
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. East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 7, 2023 (open until filled).
Position: Fire Chief
Organization: East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue
Location: Elma,  WA 
United States
Salary: $120,000 - $140,000
Posting Start Date: 4/5/2023
Date Posted: 4/5/2023
Requirements Education & Experience: A bachelor’s degree in fire administration, public administration, or a related field. Knowledge of administration, public or private sector business administration, or a closely related field and ten (10) years of paid, career fire and/or related emergency experience with at least five (5) years in a position of Battalion Chief or above, or training and experience that clearly demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of fire science/emergency medical services/rescue services. Knowledge of administration practices and procedures, fiscal management, fire risk analysis, fire ground command, emergency management, personnel supervision and practices, and federal, state, and local laws affecting areas of responsibility.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/4/2023
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East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue

Elma,  WA 98541
United States
(206) 368-0050
Prothman Company

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