Open Until Filled; First Review of Resumes: February 1, 2021
In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following Supplemental Questionnaire as a part of the application process. Click for the supplemental questionnaire.
The City of Bellevue, with approximately 148,000 residents, is located just 8 miles east of Seattle and lies in the heart of the Puget Sound regions in the western part of Washington State. The City is currently seeking its next Fire Marshal. A highly energetic, strongly motivated individual with excellent leadership skills and the ability to deal effectively with the sometimes challenging and highly charged environment of fire protection and building safety is being sought. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, who is able to work independently and demonstrates a proactive approach to resolving issues before conflicts arise. The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to coach and mentor staff and assist business leaders to understand the bigger picture and work collaboratively to define and deliver key solutions and results. The incumbent will establish relationships and work cooperatively with City Council, City staff, the public and various other entities. He or she will be someone who consistently demonstrates sound professional judgment, reasons logically, and takes a strategic approach to problem-solving. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a degree in Fire Protection Engineering/Technology or other related fields; any combination of education, experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. Candidates must also possess an International Fire Code Inspector and Plans Examiner certificate; and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible related experience in fire prevention, code enforcement, and/or investigation, including the supervision of firefighters and other fire department staff; and may be required to possess or have the ability to obtain a driver’s license. The Fire Marshal is at the Deputy Director level. The annual salary range for the incoming Fire Marshal is $109,422 – $151,048; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.