Fire Chief – Renton Regional Fire Authority

Client: Renton Regional Fire Authority
(Renton, Washington)
Position: Fire Chief
Closing Date: Closed

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The Renton Regional Fire Authority (Renton RFA) is a special purpose district established by the voters to provide critical fire and life safety services to the residents of Renton and Fire District 25. Oversight of the Renton RFA is performed by the a six-person Governance Board, consisting of three Renton City Councilmembers and three Fire District 25 Commissioners.  There is also one non-voting member representing King County Fire District 40, which contracts for services from the RFA. The Authority’s service area spans over 33 square miles and serves over 130,000 people in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the state. The Renton RFA carries out its work with 178 FTEs and a FY 2020 annual operating budget of $42.7 million, and services are delivered from 7 stations. The Renton RFA works daily to strengthen its community through emergency fire and medical services, as well as proactive programs such as public education and code enforcement and mobile integrated health (MIH) services. The Fire Chief oversees and facilitates daily operations including fire suppression, prevention, investigation, emergency medical services, and the administrative and support functions to ensure the welfare and safety of all Renton RFA members and the community. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, Management, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience as determined by the Board may be substituted for the educational requirement. Experience as a Chief Officer in a similar sized fire service organization with a history of proactive program development. The 2021 salary range for this at-will executive position will be $171,217 to $209,161 with placement within the range dependent upon qualifications. Additionally, the selected candidate will enjoy an excellent benefits package including Washington Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Plan 2.