Fire Chief

Key Peninsula Fire Department

Location: Key Peninsula, WA

Salary: $145,023 - $152,699

For a complete position profile, please visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments."

Located in the northwestern corner of Pierce County in western Washington, Key Peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides in the south basin of Puget Sound. The peninsula is roughly 16 miles long, just under 2 miles wide at its narrowest point, and has more than 70 miles of highly accessible shoreline. Nearby cities include Tacoma and Gig Harbor to the east, Shelton to the west, and Olympia to the south. The peninsula offers a quiet rural lifestyle with many urban amenities just minutes away. Residents enjoy the best the Pacific Northwest region has to offer, including spectacular natural beauty and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

The Key Peninsula Fire Department is a combination department consisting of both career and volunteer firefighters, providing first-tier fire protection services and emergency medical transport services to the unincorporated communities on the peninsula. The department has a service area of approximately 65 square miles, serving a population of approximately 22,000, and is staffed by 27 firefighters, including a Division Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief, and roughly 25 volunteer firefighters. The department has two full-time staffed fire stations, and as daily staffing allows, an additional third station is staffed. The station in Key Center has administrative personnel working during normal business hours and is the department's central hub for training and administration. The district has a 2018 operating budget of approximately $6.8 million. Reporting to the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Fire Chief provides guidance and direction in the overall management and administration of the department, while promoting response readiness and supporting the mission of the fire district.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or a closely related field is strongly desired.  A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible fire service command experience, including full-time supervisory experience, with 5 years at Battalion Chief rank or higher is required. (Please see complete position profile for additional requirements.)

The Key Peninsula Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  December 16, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application". Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

See Attached: Key Peninsula Fire Chief Profile

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