Assistant Fire Chief
Washington Township is looking for its next Assistant Fire Chief to serve the Fire Department and the community. This position reports directly to the Fire Chief. The position’s direct reports include three battalion chiefs, training/safety manager, and an EMS manager. The Assistant Fire Chief also supervises areas assigned by the Fire Chief, including additional personnel and functional assignment duties. The Assistant Fire Chief serves as the Acting Fire Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief. The Township is seeking an Assistant Fire Chief that will be well-positioned to compete for the Fire Chief position when the Fire Chief retires (this will occur no later than March 2025).
- Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related field, as well as seven (7) years of progressive responsibility in fire service at officer level. Two (2) years direct supervisory experience, State of Ohio Firefighter Level II and State of Ohio EMT certification, as well as Fire Officer I and II are required, and ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800, are required. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable on Washington Township’s auto insurance.
- Preferred qualifications are an Ohio Fire Executive Officer/Executive Fire Officer as well as Fire Officer III and IV.
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled, with a first review date of August 22, 2022.
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We continuously accept applications for part time firefighters. To be considered for a part time firefighter position, when a position is available, follow these steps:
- Review the Part-time firefighter job description.
- Complete and submit the Township’s Personal History Questionnaire. Submit the application to Catherine Grossman at 6200 Eiterman Road, Dublin Ohio 43016 or email it in .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Schedule and complete a test through the National Testing Network, Inc. You may take the test prior to earning your Ohio 240 Fire Card or EMT Basic card, but you will be required to have earned both prior to being appointed to a part time firefighter position. Before taking the test, review the information on this site about the testing process and take advantage of the practice tests. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays. Once your test is completed, your scores will be automatically sent to Washington Township. Candidates who earn a passing score on the exam will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. Washington Township will invite those who are eligible to participate in other stages of the selection process.
Questions? Call HR Manager Catherine Grossman at (614) 652-3942.
In accordance with federal and state laws, Washington Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, handicap, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex or age. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Township will make all reasonable accommodations for the disabled to participate in employment, programs and facilities.
For more information, contact the Human Resources office at 6200 Eiterman Road, or call (614) 652-3942, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7 a.m and 4 p.m., or email.
Washington Township offers outstanding benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, sick days, vacation and holidays, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, the township welcomes volunteers to assist at their annual fire station open house. Take pride in your community and make new friends by taking an active role in the growth and service of the township.
Enjoy the rewards of volunteering at Washington Township. Make friends and share your expertise and talents. Assist with programs, special events, or clerical duties. Individuals, families, and special interest or service groups are welcome for one-time, periodic, or on-going experiences. Volunteering can be fun and rewarding!