Deputy Fire Chief
Deputy Fire Chief
Snohomish County Fire District 17 (Granite Falls Fire)
Granite Falls, Washington
Salary: $127,507 - $132,607
Granite Falls, Washington, named for the abundant granite in its waterfall gorge, is celebrated for its striking natural surroundings and plentiful recreational opportunities. The city is conveniently located approximately 17 miles northeast of the city of Everett and the I-5 corridor and is one of the fastest-growing areas in Snohomish County, with ongoing construction of numerous housing units and a growing assortment of businesses. Despite this growth, Granite Falls maintains its small-town charm, featuring a welcoming, neighborly atmosphere and friendly residents.
Snohomish County Fire District 17 (Granite Falls Fire) responded to more than 2,800 calls for service in 2022. Granite Falls Fire supports its community through fire prevention and public education services, positive engagement, school visits, CPR and First Aid training, blood pressure checks, address plate distribution, and station tours/visits. The district provides safe, efficient, and cost-effective professional response to the emergency and nonemergency needs of those within its 50.5 square mile service area, and adjacent districts under Interlocal Agreements. The district operates from two staffed stations on a 2023 operating budget of $4.4 million. Operational staff currently includes two Chief Officers, one Administrative Officer, 12 Career Firefighter/EMTs, four Single-Role Paramedics, an Office Assistant, approximately 24 part-time personnel, and additional volunteers, including chaplaincy and support services.
Under the direction of the Assistant Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief responds to emergencies when necessary and initiates or assumes incident command or function in a senior command staff position on any incident. This position will command and direct the activities of fire/aid units at the scene of fires, medical emergencies, or disasters unless relieved by a higher-ranking officer. The incoming Deputy Fire Chief will be mentored and exposed to all facets of the organization, with the goal of succession within Granite Falls Fire. This position will need to be available after hours for emergencies and will be a liaison with other Chief Officers and the Board as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Required): Ten (10) years of experience in firefighting and emergency medical services. Five (5) years of experience as a first response officer, supervising personnel. IFSAC Incident Safety Officer. IFSAC Fire Officer II – within one year of hire. Associate degree in a related field. Blue Card Incident Command – within one year of hire. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800. NIMS ICS 300, 400 – within one year of hire. Skill in managing personnel, work programs, projects, and budgets. Any combination of education, experience, and training that clearly demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and traits to perform the position's essential functions may be considered. (Please see the position profile and job description for additional required and preferred qualifications.)
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. Snohomish County Fire District 17 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 26, 2023
(open until filled).