FIRE CHIEFPORT LUDLOW
Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, located on the Olympic Peninsula in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the Fire Chief position. The position is currently vacant due to the previous Fire Chief relocating out of state. The Fire Chief position reports directly to the five-member Board of Fire Commissioners.
Port Ludlow is located 90 minutes northwest of Seattle across the Puget Sound and Hood Canal. This residential and planned resort community offers all the beauty and tranquility this serene area has to offer. The progressive, well-equipped department serves over 5,000 citizens living in a district of 55 square miles. Services are provided from three stations with an annual budget of approximately $2.6 million. Twelve career line firefighters and ten volunteers provide fire, EMS (ALS/BLS Transport), and rescue services. The Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, volunteer coordinator, administrative assistant, and part-time office clerk round out the staffing. The District responded to 725 calls for service in 2011.
Qualifications for the successful applicant include: An Associate’s degree in fire science, fire administration, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; with a Bachelors or Masters preferred A minimum of fifteen (15) years of full-time, progressively responsible, Fire/EMS experience in a paid or combined paid/volunteer fire department with at least five (5) years in a supervisory/command-level position Successful completion of, or currently enrolled in, upper-level management or graduate-level course work A combination of education, experience, and training that clearly demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and traits to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered as a part of the above requirements Successful completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Officer program, or a Chief Officer Certification is desirable Proven ability to develop and manage a budget, and to develop and sustain funding sources Experience managing a training program and hands-on delivery of department training: NFPA Instructor II, or equivalent desirable NFPA Fire Officer I & II, or equivalent Proven experience in working with all manner of personnel laws and practices to include working with a unionized workforce - contract negotiation, contract management, and conflict resolution skills EMT-Basic certification is required within 12 months of date-of-hire Experience working in an ALS/BLS transport EMS delivery system; past/current Paramedic certification is desirable Proven ability to effectively and properly utilize the Incident Command System Proven ability to establish effective relationships within the community Must hold, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington driver's license Must pass the district's medical requirements and a thorough background investigation Must be a non-smoker Must be willing to reside within a 20-minute response time of the headquarters fire station within the District’s boundaries
The applicant must have demonstrated experience, skills, and characteristics, which include: A broad, well-rounded level of experience in the fire service that includes suppression, prevention, EMS, rescue, investigation, and administrative practices A high level of positive motivation in leading and growing a progressive fire service organization through leadership skills, mentorship, secession planning, and employee development Knowledge of modern administration essentials, practices, and terminology related to public administration and fire department operations Ability to join and maintain a highly motivated team-oriented atmosphere and to apply the leadership skills of delegation while holding subordinates accountable Ability to create and maintain effective relationships with paid and volunteer personnel and to include subordinate, peer and Board input into the decision-making process Ability to utilize a computer and related software beyond a basic level Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse audience Ability to analyze organizational strengths and weaknesses and implement long-term plans and strategies to maintain the District’s high level of service Ability to effectively envision future needs; comprehend, develop, implement plans to deal with critical issues, and to establish and accomplish goals Ability and willingness to perform the duties of the Duty Officer on a rotational, assigned basis Ability to interact with and establish effective working relationships with other local agencies
Salary Range: $115,000 - $125,000 Depending On Qualifications. Excellent benefit package, three year contract, LEOFF II retirement, and an assigned vehicle.
All application materials are available to download at www.esci.us
Complete all required application documents (employment application, supplemental questions, resume) and mail to:
Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue
C/O Emergency Services Consulting International
25200 SW Parkway Avenue, Suite 3
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9616
All applications must be received by 4:00 PST on Thursday, March 15, 2012
Deadline for applications:
The Seattle Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a culturally diverse and vibrant population of Seattle now totaling more than 600,000.
Since organized in 1894, the Fire Department has evolved from an organization focused only on firefighting, to one that includes other critical services such as building inspections, fire code enforcement, tactical rescues and public education.
Medic One directly provides the City of Seattle with Advanced Life Support activities that, in the past, could only be performed by licensed physicians. The Department responds to approximately 28,000 Basic Life Support (BLS) alarms and 25,000 Advanced Life Support (ALS) alarms per year. In addition to these alarms, the Paramedics respond on all working fires, hazardous materials and rescue responses.
We strongly believe in community involvement. With 33 fire stations located throughout the city, we have a presence in every neighborhood. Our value to the community is measured in the quality of service we can provide. Every day our firefighters and paramedics strive to provide the best emergency and medical services possible to the citizens of Seattle.
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