It's no secret Woodinville Fire & Rescue is searching for a new fire chief. The position was officially posted late last week on several websites, including Firefighter Nation.
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Woodinville Fire & Rescue has entered into a contract with the City of Bellevue which allows Risen to serve as interim chief in Woodinville for a period of six months.
According to the job profile posted, Woodinville Fire & Rescue provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the City of Woodinville and adjacent portions of unincorporated King County. The district has three fire stations staffed 24/7, covering a service area of approximately 30 square miles, and serving a population of just over 40,000. In 2012, the district answered more than 2,900 calls for service. The district currently employs 62 FTEs and has an operational budget of $11.8 million and a total budget of $18.7 million. Reporting to the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Fire Chief plans, organizes and directs the emergency medical, fire suppression, fire prevention, EMS emergency response, EOC disaster preparedness and resource management activities of the district.
Requirements for the position include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Fire Science, Business or Public Administration, or in a related field preferred. A proven track record of progressively responsible and related operational and administrative experience required, with at least ten years of experience in a chief position strongly preferred.
The salary range is listed as between $135,000 - $150,000 per year.
Woodinville Fire & Rescue is an equal opportunity employer. First review: May 26, 2013 (open until filled). To apply, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Questions, please call 206-368-0050.