Fire Chief – Application deadline extended to July 30th

East Jefferson Fire Rescue seeks candidate applications for the position of Fire Chief.

Under the general direction of five elected members of the Board of Commissioners, the Fire Chief plans, directs, manages, and oversees all activities of the District including fire suppression, hazardous material mitigation, emergency medical services, and administrative support services. The Fire Chief manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives and priorities, establishes appropriate staffing levels and allocates proper resources.  In conjunction with the Finance Manager, the Fire Chief develops and manages administration of the budget including the allocation of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies as well as the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.

The Fire Chief participates in labor negotiations and monitors labor contracts throughout the year. The Fire Chief frequently communicates with elected officials and policymakers in both the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County.

The ideal candidate will be an engaged manager and mentor with a history of building and maintaining strong teams. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated personal integrity and a proven track record of honesty at all times.

External Job Announcement – 7-17-20

Fire Chief Job Description


Single-Role Paramedic – Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

East Jefferson Fire Rescue is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Single Role Paramedic (SR-PM) with the anticipation of hiring one position to start in August, 2020.

The SR-PM is a non-firefighter (non-combatant) position that provides ALS care and transport of patients as part of the inter-facility transport service agreement with Jefferson Healthcare.  In addition to inter-facility transports, an SR-PM may deliver expanded role emergency medical services such as emergency incident rehabilitation, mobile integrated healthcare, and injury reduction/prevention programs.

Open Position Announcement

Single-Role Paramedic Job Description