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Fire Chief
Fire Chief
Clallam County Fire District 3
Sequim, Washington
Salary$185,000 - $210,000
Clallam County Fire District 3 is located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and serves a total year-round population of some 35,000 residents within a 142 square mile area, including the City of Sequim (pronounced “Sqwim”) and the greater Sequim area.  With a vibrant downtown, abundant with many shops and restaurants, Sequim is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. The region is one of the driest places in western Washington, nestled in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. The area is home to the world famous Olympic National Park, and hiking through pristine forests, biking along the Olympic Discovery Trail, fishing in fresh or saltwater, and visiting local farms are just a few of the highlights of this spectacular location.
Clallam County Fire District 3 is a combination volunteer/career fire department and has six fire stations, three of which are staffed full-time with a minimum of 10 members per shift/per day. Currently, the District has an operating budget of approximately $14 million, and approximately 56 employees, 43 volunteers, and also oversees a robust CERT team with 500 - 700 members. District personnel responded to over 8,400 calls for service in 2022.
Reporting directly to the Board of Commissioners, the Fire Chief oversees the management of the District’s operations, assets, members, and other day-to-day affairs. This includes, but is not limited to, managing acquisitions, assuring the care and management of real and personal property, selecting suitable candidates for hire, directing the supervision and management of all members as required for the District’s operations, and managing the District’s operational budget.
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. Clallam County Fire District 3 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 15, 2023 (open until filled).
Position: Fire Chief
Organization: Clallam County Fire District 3
Location: Sequim,  WA 
United States
Salary: $185,000 - $210,000
Posting Start Date: 9/7/2023
Date Posted: 9/7/2023
Requirements The ideal candidate will be a proven fire service leader, ideally at the level of Battalion Chief or above from a similar size or larger agency. The ideal candidate will have worked their way up through the ranks, have an operational background, experience in the collective bargaining process, and broad administrative experience. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working with elected officials and ideally have experience/exposure working with a Board of Fire Commissioners. Candidates may possess any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/6/2023
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Clallam County Fire District 3

Sequim,  WA 98324
United States
(206) 368-0050
Prothman Company

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