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City Of Kennewick Fire Department -Deputy Fire Chief

City of Kennewick Fire Department -Deputy Fire Chief

Minimum Qualifications

The Deputy Chief shall have a minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in a department of equivalent complexity, with at least three years at the rank of Battalion Chief or higher, and shall have a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The City also requires and/or prefers that candidates possess the following licenses, certifications, and other qualifications:


  • IFSAC Fire Officer II (or equivalent)
  • IFSAC Hazmat II Operations (or equivalent)
  • NIMS ICS 700, 100, 200, & 300
  • IFSAC Instructor I (or equivalent)


  • IFSAC Instructor II Certification (or equivalent)
  • IFSAC Safety Officer Certification (or equivalent)
  • IFSAC Fire Officer III Certification (or equivalent)
  • Master’s Degree
  • Completion of the National Fire
Compensation & Benefits

The City of Kennewick offers competitive pay and excellent benefits including:

  • $8,886 – $12,440 monthly salary, depending on qualifications
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Compressed work schedule (alternating Fridays off work)
  • Retirement plan (LEOFF)
  • Take-home vehicle
  • Employer contribution (ICMA 401a): 5% of monthly gross salary, no employee match required
  • Deferred compensation plan (ICMA 457): can contribute up to $19,000/year if under 50, up to $25,000/year if over 50
  • Life insurance employer contribution of 1.5% of annual base pay (not to exceed $250,000)

Click on the Kennewick link below to Express Interest by Friday, August 7, 2020

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