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City of Kennewick Fire Department – Fire Chief

Candidate Profile

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Education & Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration or Fire Science and ten or more years of progressively-responsible experience in a municipal fire department, including a minimum of three years supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.

Compensation & Benefits

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

  • $10,190 – $14,266 monthly salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Flex/compressed work schedule (9/80)
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation
  • Retirement plan (LEOFF)
  • Take-home vehicle
  • Employer contribution (ICMA 401a): 8.5% of monthly gross salary
  • 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)
  • Optional: annual cash-out of up to 80 hours of PTO
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