Deputy Chief of Operations
Lacey Fire District - Lacey, Washington
- Application Deadline:
- 121072 annual
The Deputy Chief of Operations will function as the District’s second in command and assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, this position supervises, plans, coordinates, and directs the emergency operations providing exceptional leadership and support while exemplifying The LFD3 Way.
With a call volume of 14,000 per year, Lacey Fire District 3 (LFD3) provides fire protection and emergency services from five neighborhood stations strategically located throughout a 70-mile area serving a population of 96,000 residents. Our dedicated team is made up of over 100 full time career emergency responders, including firefighters, line officers and firefighter-paramedics, and a cadre of volunteer firefighters throughout the community.
Lacey, Washington is located at the southern tip of Puget Sound adjacent to Olympia, Washington State’s capital city. Seattle, and its suburbs, are 60 miles to the north. Lacey is home to a robust parks system including championship golf courses, miles of hiking and biking paths, as well as nearby Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Lacey also boasts a healthy economy, low crime rate and excellent schools.
- Age: 21+
- Education: Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree desired.
- Experience: Minimum of five years of successful experience as a company officer or above with additional management experience and oversight responsibilities.
In addition to being well-qualified, the Deputy Chief of Operations must possess certain essential qualities to be successful in this role to include being ethical, flexible, adaptable, and customer centric. The ideal candidate should excel at organizational planning, oral and written communications, problem solving and decision making, exhibit strong interest in using technology, and be collaborative, decisive, and a strong leader of people.
The Deputy Chief of Operations needs to be skilled in directing personnel and the Incident Command System, be able to maintain focus and composure under varying levels of stress and deadlines, and meet District standards for customer service and teamwork. The candidate must be knowledgeable of current methods and standards of contemporary fire service and emergency response as well as pertinent laws and standards.
How to Apply
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