Assistant Fire Chief – Administration

Chief
Clark County Fire District 6 - Vancouver, Washington


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Salary Information

Salary:
146616 annual

Job Description

Clark County Fire District 6

**Assistant Fire Chief – Administration **

Salary: $146,616 - $162,456

++The Opportunity++

Clark County Fire District 6 seeks an Assistant Fire Chief – Administration that brings a fresh perspective, supports new initiatives, and creates opportunities to grow and evolve. The successful candidate values creativity and innovation, is aware of trends, and embraces the latest in science and technology to address the future needs of the District. The Assistant Chief easily maneuvers through change with a dedication to excellence, the team, and the Fire District.

Specifically, The Assistant Fire Chief – Administration directs the day-to-day administrative activities of Clark County Fire District 6 including Budgeting and Finance, Risk Assessment, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Health and Safety. The Assistant Chief collaborates with the Fire Chief and the other Assistant Chiefs in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Fire District. They may also assume command at emergency scenes as assigned.

The Assistant Chief effectively partners and routinely collaborates with the Fire Chief and two Assistant Fire Chiefs to provide a clear vision for Clark County Fire District 6. Considered fiscally responsible, the Assistant Chief has a strong background in budgets and financial management. The ideal candidate also has a successful track record in human resources and understands the importance of implementing sound policies and procedures. Equally important, the Assistant Chief has extensive experience in labor environments and promotes collaborative labor relations.

To learn more please review the full position profile here. https://waldronhr.com/searches/clark-county-fire-district-6

Additional Information

++The Clark County Fire District 6++

Clark County Fire District 6 (CCFD6) is located in the southwestern portion of Washington and adjacent to the City of Vancouver. The District covers 37 square miles with a population of approximately 69,000. CCFD6 provides fire protection and suppression, emergency medical service, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and public education.

Led by a Fire Chief and three Assistant Fire Chiefs (Administration, Operations, and Logistics and Planning), the District has 55 full time line personnel and approximately 30 volunteers with 2019 adopted budgets of $11.5M for Fire and $3.6M for EMS. The Fire District operates three fire stations which are staffed 24/7. In addition, Clark County Fire District 6 and Clark County Fire & Rescue jointly operate a station located at the Public Safety Complex at the Clark County Fairgrounds and is staffed when volunteers are available.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or directly related field and current enrollment in or graduate of Executive Fire Officer Program preferred
  • Experience: Ten (10) or more years

++**Qualifications **++

Knowledge of contemporary leadership principles and practices applicable to a modern, decentralized, service-oriented organization is essential. The ability to accomplish organizational change in a highly traditional and unionized work environment is required as is knowledge of Incident Command. Prior experience with Administrative functions including Budgeting and Finance, Risk Assessment, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Health and Safety is required. Strong labor relations and prior collective bargaining experience are essential. A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or directly related field and current enrollment in or graduate of Executive Fire Officer Program preferred. Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible full-time, paid experience in the fire service with at least five years in a supervisory position. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be accepted upon review.

Contact Informaton

Clark County Fire District 6
Vancouver, Washington
phone: (360) 576-1195

How to Apply

++**To Be Considered **++

Please go to Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal and submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in Clark County Fire District 6 and how you would succeed in the role of Assistant Fire Chief – Administration. Cover letters may be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please apply no later than February 17, 2019.

https://waldronhr.com/searches/clark-county-fire-district-6

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