Fire Chief

South Pierce Fire & Rescue

Location: Eatonville, WA

From world-class healthcare to local progressive school districts and transportation, Pierce County is a great place to live. Its unique combination of urban and rural areas creates the perfect place to call home. Pierce County provides a wide array of recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast including watersports, hunting, fishing, hiking, and sightseeing. A three-hour drive in any direction gives you the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic or Cascade mountain ranges, or Seattle and its urban areas. South Pierce attracts those who enjoy living in a rural environment within close proximity to shopping, entertainment, and employment opportunities.

South Pierce Fire and Rescue is a dynamic department staffed by exceptionally well-trained and dedicated fire and EMS professionals, proudly providing the very best in emergency response services from three staffed stations to our citizens in Eatonville, Roy, Clear Lake, Harts Lake, Lacamas, La Grande, McKenna, and Ohop. The District covers over 140 square miles of mostly rural community with farms and timberlands dotting the landscape, providing full ALS/BLS emergency transport units from each of its 3 staffed stations. The District responds to approximately 3,000 calls per year, most of which are medical aid incidents. The District also operates 5 unstaffed/volunteer response stations.

The Fire Chief position is a confidential, administrative staff position that is accountable for managing all aspects of emergency services and fiscal responsibility and health of the District. The Fire Chief must be adept in fire suppression, fire protection, fire prevention, medical, human resources, and fiscal management. The Fire Chief will be appointed by and report directly to the Board of Fire Commissioners of South Pierce Fire and Rescue District No. 17. The Fire Chief candidate must be a highly motivated and progressive individual, who has experience in a combination department. This individual is expected to be a “working chief” with field experience to fully understand the needs of the firefighters.

South Pierce Fire Chief Application (REQUIRED)
South Pierce Fire Chief Brochure

Salary Range: $125,744.85–$138,319.34. Starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The District also includes an excellent benefits package.

Please submit a signed and completed applicationresumecover letter, and any other relevant supporting documentation no later than 5:00PM PST on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Application materials must be sent electronically, with return receipt request (if available), to:

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