The City of Vancouver, Washington is located on the shores of the Columbia River, approximately ten miles north of Portland, Oregon. The City is one of the nation’s most livable cities, with a growing economy, an exemplary education system, and access to high quality health care, housing, transportation, parks, and many other amenities. The City of Vancouver is seeking a Deputy Fire Chief who is a seasoned, decisive administrator and effective manager with command presence and experience. The Deputy Chief must demonstrate the ability to empower, develop, motivate, and encourage others. An individual known for having outstanding communication skills and an approach characterized by fairness, integrity, openness, honesty, and transparency would do well in this position. Candidates must possess equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Fire Science Administration or a closely related field; four (4) to six (6) years of experience in an administrative/leadership capacity of a similar size agency; valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one; documented National Incident Management System qualifications at an advanced level, including the ability to serve in command or general staff positions at major incidents; and the ability to obtain EFO/CFO and/or a master’s degree is desired. Washington State labor experience is desired but not required. Experience managing contracts and working with human resources on personnel issues will benefit candidates, as will experience working with a budget.
The monthly salary range for the Deputy Fire Chief is $12,822 - $16,674; placement within this range is dependent upon experience and qualifications of the selected individual. The salary is Non-Union exempt. The City also provides a generous benefits package.