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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by West Pierce Fire & Rescue:  West Pierce Fire & Rescue is hiring for the position of full-time Administrative Assistant. The monthly base salary is $3,792 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. This is a non-exempt position, represented by the Professional Fire Service Administration Guild. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This position is assigned a schedule to fulfill business hours. For detailed information regarding the position, as well as how to apply, click here. Closing date is June 1, 2018.

(Posted 5/23)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY by Kittitas 1 (KCFD#1):  Administrative Support Specialist.

District Profile:

Current strategic initiatives include: continue to upgrade our capital facilities, increase staffing as the budget allows, develop our personnel, and capital replacement of the fleet. We pride ourselves on the service that we deliver to our community.

Education/Experience Requirements:

High School diploma/GED equivalent, supplemented by college level course work in business administration or related field. Administrative support experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Modern office systems and technology including personal computers and related software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in the application and operation of software programs that go beyond basic word processing.
  • Comfortable with emerging technology such as iPads, iPhones, tablets, etc.
  • Experience in business letter writing, email communication and report preparation.
  • Advance principles/procedures of record keeping and filing to include both hard copy and electronic.
  • Customer service and team building techniques.
  • Finance or Accounts payable background and payroll.

Position Details:

The Administrative Support Specialist position is part-time, 15 +/- hour work week. The 2018 salary for this position is $16.50 with regular pay intervals. Opens: 5/21/2018; closes 6/20/18 at 5:00 pm.

Request an Application:

Qualified candidates may request an application packet by the following means:

  • By requesting an application via email to kcfd1@fairpoint.net.
  • By requesting an application in person at 10700 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp, WA.

Screening & Resume Review:

All applicants are screened to determine whether they meet minimum qualifications and requirements. A resume is required. Applications are part of the testing process; be sure to fill out the application carefully and thoroughly. A resume is not a substitute for the completed application. Background checks will be completed. Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm June 20, 2018 at KCFD#1 Headquarters Station, PO Box 34, Thorp, WA 98946.

Required Application Packet Checklist:

  • Cover letter with original signature.
  • Resume.
  • Completed KCFD#1 employment application with original signature.
  • Copy of current driver’s license and driving record for the past three years.
  • Copy of High School Diploma, Equivalent GED or College Transcript.

Failure to follow any of these directions will result in candidate disqualification.

To Apply:

Submit all required documents to...
PO Box 34
Thorp WA 98946
or deliver to 10700 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp, WA. Applications must be mailed or delivered in person no later than 5:00 pm on 6/20/18. Applications by electronic means (email or fax) will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted. KCFD#1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 5/22)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Whatcom 1:  District is seeking an experienced Fire Service leader as Assistant Fire Chief. WC Fire District 1 provides fire protection and basic life support emergency medical services (EMS) to an area of approximately 75 square miles within the District’s boundaries. The District provides service to the Cities of Everson, Nooksack, Deming and the Nooksack Indian Tribe. The Fire District has four paid positions: Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief (new), and two Captains. Critical to accomplishing their mission is 25 volunteer Fire Fighters.

Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief is responsible for the operational quality and state of operational readiness for the District. This position provides and conducts a variety of management, technical support and administrative duties in overseeing day-to-day operations and scheduling.

A member of the District management team, the Assistant Fire Chief oversees the training and maintenance divisions and may represent the district in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Compensation: $81,474-$99,032, DOQ with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: The full job description, qualifications and application materials may be obtained by visiting www.wcfd1.org/asstfirechief-application

(Posted 5/18)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by City of Lynden:  The City of Lynden is seeking an experienced Fire Service leader as Fire Chief. The Lynden Fire Department (LFD) is a combination career/volunteer fire and emergency medical response service, and has served the Lynden community since 1910. The Department includes 15 FTEs and 12 volunteers who protect the City’s 6.5 square miles. It has a $2.3 million-dollar operating budget.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Fire Chief provides oversight of all departmental functions including: personnel management, administration, fire inspection and investigation, health and safety awareness, and emergency services delivery and operations.


Minimum of seven (7) years responsible experience in the fire service with three (3) or more years of full-time administrative experience in an upper level position in a public safety agency.


Associate’s Degree or higher in Fire Science, Public Administration or a closely related field along with a number of certifications as outlined in the application materials.


$99,246 - $129,494, DOQ with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: The full job description, qualifications and application materials may be obtained by visiting www.lyndenwa.org/employment/. City of Lynden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

(Posted 5/10)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Washington Fire Commissioners Association:  Member Services Coordinator for state-wide association. Full time, permanent position (M-F, 8:30 am-5 pm). WFCA seeks friendly, professional team member to provide outstanding services to its membership.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and office practices.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Experience/training using desktop publishing programs (e.g., Publisher, InDesign).
  • Skilled in the application of social media platforms.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and command of the English language: writing, spelling, proofreading, grammar, speaking, keyboarding (minimum 50 wpm required). Ability to draft, format and edit documents with minimal direct supervision is imperative.
  • Well organized, flexible, strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member and serve as backup to other team members.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities, complete tasks on time, work independently, anticipate demands and take initiative.
  • Pick up, process and take mail to post office (must have automobile).
  • Schedule meetings, events and make travel arrangements.
  • Exhibit a professional and positive attitude when interacting with members, staff and others.
  • Possess an excellent work ethic that includes punctuality, reliability and accountability.
  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s degree or higher desirable.
  • Experience using standard office and other equipment (copier, printer, multi-line telephone systems, AV equipment).
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, personal, professional, and ethical conduct.
  • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend workshops, meetings and conferences.
  • Occasionally travel throughout the state which may include overnight stays, as required, while performing the duties of this position.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Annual Salary Range is $40,000 - $45,000 (depending on qualifications and experience).
  • Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, retirement plan, 457 deferred compensation program.

How to Apply:

Complete and submit...

  • Employment Application (NOTE: If you experience any issues when attempting to submit your application, you may copy the completed application and email it, along with your cover letter and resume, to wfcajobopening@gmail.com.)
  • Cover Letter (specifically address how you meet the qualifications listed in this announcement and how you would be a good fit for this position)
  • Current Resume

Deadline for submitting applications is June 3, 2018.

Candidates must meet minimum job requirements to be considered for this position. Failure to follow application instructions or errors/omissions in the application may lead to disqualification. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE!

A background check, including criminal history, will be conducted prior to hiring. WFCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 5/4)

FOR SALE by Skagit 14:  2008 Ford ambulance (160,000 miles), 6.0 diesel engine, $7,000. For more information, Contact Chief Skrinde, dskrinde@skagitfire14.org.

(Posted 2/26)

FOR SALE by Pend Oreille 5:  3,000 gallon porta-tank, great condition. Asking $500. For more information, contact Chief Jay Foster at 509.671.2286, chief@pofd5.org.

(Posted 2/2)

WANTED by Pend Oreille 5:  Command vehicle, 4x4, preferably SUV, but will consider a pick-up. District operates on a small budget, so looking for a good price on a good vehicle. Please contact Chief Jay Foster at 509.671.2286, chief@pofd5.org.

(Posted 2/2)

WANTED by Okanogan 4 (Tonasket Fire Dept):  Our district is looking for a 1,000 or so gallon rectangular tank for a Tactical Tender we are currently building. If your district has such a tank, please email jimwheelertfd@gmail.com or call Jim Wheeler, Wildland Fire Coordinator, at 509.486.0599. Thank you.

(Posted 1/16)