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FIRE COMMISSIONER OPENINGS:

The Board of Fire Commissioners of San Juan County Fire Protection District No. 2 is immediately seeking candidates to fill the unexpired terms for Seats #4 and #5.  The seats must be filled within 90 days, however, the Board desires to fill these positions soon, as a full Board is essential to the district’s needs.

The Board will conduct a public process that includes advertising, interviewing, and selecting candidates to fill the vacancies.  As there are two vacancies, the positions must be filled one at a time. The first appointment will be completed before a second appointment is made by the new 4-person Board.

As per RCW 42.12.070 (6): “As provided in chapter 29A.24 RCW, each person who is appointed shall serve until a qualified person is elected at the next election at which a member of the governing body normally would be elected. The person elected shall take office immediately and serve the remainder of the unexpired term.”

SEAT 4

The selected candidate for Seat #4 will serve as an appointed commissioner on the Board, with a public election taking place on the seat in the 2025 Election. At that time the publicly elected commissioner will complete the remainder of the term ending December 31, 2029.

SEAT 5

The selected candidate for Seat #5 will serve as an appointed commissioner on the Board, with a public election taking place on the seat in the 2025 Election. At that time the publicly elected commissioner will have been elected to a new 6-year term.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume, letter of interest, contact information, and references to bofc@orcasfire.org. Please include:

  • Commissioner Seat Number sought (if preferred);
  • Elected Experience;
  • Education;
  • Community/Public Service Experience;
  • Statement of Interest, including any skills and experience you hope to add to the Board; and
  • Contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

WHO MAY APPLY

Applicants must reside and be registered to vote within San Juan County Fire District #2.

MORE INFORMATION

Additional information about the role of a fire commissioner can be found in the Washington State Fire Commissioners ‘Commissioner Handbook’ and OIFR’s Board Organizational Structure (Policy 1200)

Orcas Island Fire & Rescue continuously seeks applications to create a pool of experienced Fire Service professionals to serve as:

Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic
Full-Time Firefighter EMT
Per Diem Firefighter Paramedic
Per Diem Firefighter EMT

Pay and benefits will be dependent on experience and per the L3911 CBA.

Annual salary ranges from $64,349.13 to $113,530.88 based on experience and rank.

For more information, please complete a job application.

JOB APPLICATION

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