Burn ban lifted as of 9/25/23

Fire Chief Recruitment


Kittitas County Fire District 7 is excited to announce the recruitment of a new fire chief. Please see the flyer below for more details.

How to Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: Chief Administrative Officer/District Secretary Eryn Micallef

Kittitas County Fire District 7:

31 Firehouse Road Cle Elum, Washington 98922 or accounting@kcfd7.com 

If you wish to remain a confidential applicant for the first screening of the candidate letter/resume, please indicate such in your letter. 


Finalists for the Fire Chief position screened from the letter/resume submission will be asked to submit a formal application; the process for the finalist(s) will be public and candidates may be expected to participate in public assessments or events. 

The District’s Hiring Committee will conduct a multi-phased screening process that may include follow up written assessments (such as a leadership questionnaire), technical assessment center, telephone or Zoom interviews, community forums, and/or site visits to the District. 


The District has a desire to fill the open Fire Chief Position within 90-days. The letter of interest/ resume is due by 1700 hours on February 29, 2024. 

The Commissioners will review applications and narrow the candidate list at a Special Meeting on February 29th at 1800 hours. Panel interviews will be held at the end of March, with a preferred candidate named in the beginning of April after Commissioner interviews held in a Special Meeting. The Commissioners hope to offer a starting date on or about May 1st .

Recruitment Flyer 2024