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District Fire Chief
District Fire Chief – Douglas Okanogan County Fire District 15, Washington
Salary: $58,000 - $78,000 -
Open Until Filled
Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15 (DOCFD15), located in beautiful North Central Washington State is currently accepting applications for the position of District Fire Chief. The monthly wage for this position is $4800-$6500 per month, with a comprehensive benefit package provided by DOCFD15 including medical insurance, vacation, and enrollment in the LEOFF retirement system.  This is a Command position that may include EMS duties.  This position is not covered by the Federal Social Security system and is an FLSA non-exempt position.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a probationary period of one year, and also live or re-locate within the District.
General Qualifications:
  • 21 years of age or older
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Proficiency speaking, reading, and writing the English language
  • Clean driving and police record
  • Possession of a Washington State driver’s license
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience in a command position.
  • Able to obtain within the probationary period stated above, or currently certified, Emergency Medical Technician, Structure Firefighter I, Wildland Firefighter Type II, and Fire Instructor I certifications.
A complete application packet, including job description and outline of the hiring process is available from District 15 website: www.docfd15.com or in person at the District 15 Office, 412 Indian Ave, Brewster WA or may be requested by Phone (509-689-0216), during regular business hours, Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 
To receive a packet by return mail, write:  District Chief, Box 490, Brewster Wa 98812 or Email bill@docfd15.com 
Application packets will be available starting September 12, 2023. Completed application packets will be accepted any time after this date but must be RECEIVED by mail or hand delivery, at the District 15 Office by October 30, 2023, 4:00 p.m. Position open until filled.
Overview: Located in North Central Washington at the confluence of the Columbia, Okanogan and Methow Rivers is the town of Brewster, Washington where Douglas Okanogan Fire District is located. The snowcapped peaks of the Cascades rise to Brewster's west as their foothills roll down to the rivers' banks. Brewster is not only at the confluence of three great rivers, but it is also at the cross-roads where goods and travelers connect to Wenatchee, Chelan, the Methow, Moses Lake, Omak, and Canada.  This is a rare career opportunity to live and work in a small rural community, located miles away from a large urban center. An exciting career awaits the next District Fire Chief of Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15 to lead a professional, skilled, and committed fire district with an expansive and impressive fleet of apparatus in an area with one of the Northwest’s most stunning displays of natural beauty with countless opportunities for all season outdoor recreation.
Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15 responds to an average of 170 fire calls per year out of four stations and operates on an annual budget of $640,000.  The district has a full-time chief and dedicated group of volunteers that operate out of all four stations. Each station has their own command staff, including chief, assistant chief, captain, and lieutenants.  Fire District 15 currently has a fleet of 4 structural engines, six type 6 brush trucks, three type 3 brush trucks, two rescues and four water tenders and a command unit.  We respond to a variety of calls including structural, wildland, vehicle accidents, rescues, etc. Fire District 15 also owns and operates an ALS ambulance service which runs another 400 EMS calls per year.
Appointed and supervised by the DOCFD15 Board of Commissioners, The District Fire Chief performs a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing fire prevention, suppression, and rescue to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions.    The District Fire Chief is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the activities of the Fire District including fire suppression, investigation, training, fire prevention, rescue, EMS and supportive services, as well as providing technical staff assistance to the Douglas Okanogan Fire District Board of Commissioners.
Position: District Fire Chief
Organization: Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15
Location: Brewster,  WA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/19/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 12/18/2023
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Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15
Box 490
412 Indian Ave
Brewster,  WA 98812
United States
(509) 689-0216
Bill Vallance

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