Finance Manager / District Secretary

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Finance Manager / District Secretary
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue
Vashon, Washington
Salary: $64,417 - $83,096

Located in the Puget Sound, just a 20-minute ferry ride from West Seattle, Vashon and Maury Islands consist of two connected beautiful rural islands with a small unincorporated town. Miles of lightly traveled, pine-edged country roads make bicycling, walking, and jogging popular activities. Vashon Island is a patchwork of pastoral and natural settings, and a great deal of the island is 5- and 10-acre parcels that maintain the rural feel. In the summer, you can visit one of the many farms, rent a kayak, take sailing lessons, or explore Vashon’s beaches. Whether you are petting an alpaca, slowing for deer crossing the road, or watching eagles soar, Vashon is a wonderful place to be.

Governed by a five-member Board of Fire Commissioners, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) operates on a 2022 budget of $5.3 million and employs 21 FTEs, six PTEs, and approximately 30 volunteer first responders.

Working under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Finance Manager/District Secretary directly interfaces with the Board of Fire Commissioners, being their confidential secretary, attending all public board meetings, recording the minutes for each, and assisting the board in the performance of their roles. The Finance Manager/District Secretary is a key role within the District’s administrative staff and requires working with and directing others to fulfill and address District administrative and business services internally and externally to the organization. This position is foundationally involved in all administrative, business, and financial matters. The District Secretary shall work as the liaison with King County who is directly engaged in the administration of VIFR’s financials. The position is also required to work with and direct SpringbrookExpress a third-party vendor and accounting support firm. In addition, the District Secretary works within a unionized workforce, assisting the Fire Chief with development of labor contract proposals and bargaining strategies, serving as a member of the negotiating team, and administering collective bargaining agreements.

A high school diploma or equivalent and college coursework in accounting, or a closely related field is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or a related field is desired. Education must be supplemented by 3 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience. Experience / proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.) and file sharing PC systems. (See full job description for additional requirements and desired qualifications.) Any combination of education and experience may be substituted as long as it provides the desired skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 5, 2022 (open until filled).

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue

371 NE Gilman Blvd., Suite 310

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