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City Of Kennewick, WA – Deputy Fire Chief Position

City of Kennewick, WA – Deputy Fire Chief Position

Minimum Qualifications

The Deputy Chief shall have a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in a department of equivalent complexity, with at least 3 years at the rank of Battalion Chief or higher. The candidate shall have a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The following licenses, certifications and other qualifications are also required and/or preferred:


  • 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 Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program
Compensation & Benefits

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

  • $9,001 – $12,602 monthly salary, depending on qualifications
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Compressed work schedule (alternating Fridays off work)
  • Retirement plan (LEOFF)
  • Take-home vehicle
  • Deferred compensation plan (ICMA 457): employer contributes 5% of gross monthly salary with no employee match required (employees may voluntarily contribute a combined total of up to $19,000/year if under 50, or 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 City of Kennewick link below to Express Interest by
Friday, July 2, 2021.

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