Education & Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection or a related area such as Business, Public Administration, etc. A Master’s Degree is preferred. The chosen candidate must have 7 to 10 years of progressive ﬁre protection and emergency management experience with at least 3 years at an administrative or comparable level. A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.
The salary range for this position is $142,423 – $175,893, depending on experience and qualiﬁcations. The City of Spokane oﬀers a full range of leave and insurance beneﬁts including vacation, sick, personal, and ﬂoating holiday leave, medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance, and a Section 125 healthcare reimbursement account. A deferred compensation plan is available with a City match up to 3% of base pay, if actively contributing, and retirement is through the state Law Enforcement Oﬃce and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) II plan. Communications and SFD vehicle is provided. It is preferred that the Assistant Fire Chief lives within the Spokane City limits, and relocation expenses are available, if necessary.