Firefighter Position

East Olympia Fire District 6 - Assistant Chief - Operations



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East Olympia Fire District 6 - Assistant Chief - Operations

Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 08, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: February 04, 2021.

Important Information

Application Submission Information    /    Job Description


1. You must complete and sign the East Olympia Fire District #6 application in its entirety.  Please visit to obtain the required documents.

2. You must complete all the information on the background waiver.  It must also be notarized prior to application submission.

3. You must submit a current driving abstract.

4. You must submit a copy of ALL of your Certifications.

5. You must submit a copy of your Emergency Medical Technician Certification.  If you are an out-of-state applicant, you must submit a copy of your National Registry Certification.

6. The deadline for applying is February 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Postmarks will not be accepted. 

You may submit your completed application online at, and submit the waiver and supporting documents to or,

Completed application packets may also be hand delivered to 8047 Normandy Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501. 

If using the U.S. Postal Service, FEDEX, UPS, or similar ground mail service:

                        U.S. Postal Service:

                         East Olympia Fire District #6

                        P.O. Box 578, East Olympia, WA  98540

                        FEDEX/ UPS

                        East Olympia Fire District #6

                        8047 Normandy Street, Olympia, WA  98501

7. Successful applicants may expect to participate in a pre-submission writing assignment, an assessment lab, and a Chief interview.

8. Successful candidates in the testing process will be expected to participate in a background check, a District physical exam including drug test.

Community Information


Department Information

East Olympia Fire District 6 is bordered by the cities of Olympia and Lacey on the north and Tumwater on the west. The area encompasses urban high density residential areas to suburban residential developments to rural residential and farming areas, but also includes a significant number of businesses as well. The District is traversed by the mainline railroad tracks for BNSF and Union Pacific.

The Department is a combination department and relies greatly on part-time firefighters and volunteers to augment career staff. Over the past two years, the department has continued to grow and change adding additional career staff.

The Department is also in a transitional period of change with mergers, annexations, and partnerships, which is viewed as an opportunity with great potential. The Department continues to develop partnerships with South East Thurston Regional Fire Authority, and the Assistant Chief must assist the Fire Chief in actively guiding the department through this next phase of change and be prepared to develop and foster mutually beneficial relationships.

Area Information

County: Thurston
Population: 13,000
# of Staff: 14 Career, 6 Part-Time, 30 Volunteer

Hiring Status

East Olympia Fire District 6 - Assistant Chief - Operations has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 04, 2021.

We are currently testing to fill one vacated position.

Salary Information

$117,246 - $123,108 DOQ

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision – Washington State Health Care Authority (PEBB), Washington State Department of Retirement Systems LEOFF Pension, Vacation Leave (14 days beginning), Sick Leave (8 hours per month), Holidays (11), EAP Program

East Olympia Fire District 6 - Assistant Chief - Operations Requirements

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Contact Information

East Olympia Fire District 6 - Assistant Chief - Operations

P.O.Box 578
East Olympia, WA 98540 Thurston County


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