North Unit Irrigation District Job Announcement (8/17/2017) 
North Unit Irrigation District: Office Manager

Position Summary

Under general/administrative direction, the office manager plans, organizes, manages, directs and supervises the office support operations and functions of the district, a local government.  The office manager is responsible for managing the accounting and financial aspects of district operations.

Essential Job Functions

The duties listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete or exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

  • Perform necessary accounting functions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, assessments, property rentals, audits and grant/funding reporting of the district.  Work with management to prepare the annual budget and strategic financial plan for the district.
  • Perform necessary human resource functions and manage employee benefits including a 401K retirement plan.
  • Supervise office staff in conducting accounts receivable, payroll, assessments, annual audit preparation, and grant/funding reporting procedures. Hires and evaluates the performance of office support staff; determines and provides adequate training and professional/technical development.
  • Account for administrative needs of the Board of Directors meetings in coordination with the general manager, including preparation of agendas, meeting packets and documentation of meeting notes and decisions.  Responsible for district election processes.
  • Plan and administer information technology systems and office equipment functions including maintenance and upgrades.
  • Arrange and administer education and training functions in conjunction with the general manager for district staff, and for educating the general public, agencies, funding providers and other interests as it pertains to the district and its operations and goals.
  • Oversees water right procedures of the district.
  • Provide support to the general manager and assistant manager as requested.
  • Report to the general manager on budget status, finance, administrative and human resources activities, and other specific assignments made by the general manager.
  • Prepares a variety of complex correspondences and technical reports, as directed by the general manager and/or assistant manager.  Assist with grant writing projects.
  • Reviews financial reports and statements for accuracy and prepares financial data for the annual audit.
  • Develops and distributes information regarding office support policies and procedures.
  • Assigns work to staff to maximize efficiency and utilization of office support personnel.
  • Provides backup for office staff positions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 

Typical Physical Activities

  • Communicates orally with district management, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone and/or base radio for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computers, copiers, 10 key, and FAX machines.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of

  • Federal, State, and local laws and regulations regarding district administrative operations.
  • Principles and practices of effective administration of support functions.
  • Modern accounting practices and office technology.
  • Filing methods and recordkeeping systems.
  • Principles and practices of financial reporting.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Policy and procedure development.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Principles and practices of personnel administration.
  • Principles and practices of local governments.

Ability to

  • Interpret, analyze, and apply Federal, State, and local laws and regulation pertaining to the administration of office support functions.
  • Analyze situations and make sound recommendations in support of district goals.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures relating to district accounting and office support functions.
  • Organize data, maintain records, and prepare reports.
  • Review and comprehend technical financial information.
  • Utilize computer systems and software packages (Sage 100 accounting software, Storm water right/accounts receivable software, GIS software, Windows operating system and MS Office products.)
  • Identify and effectively train subordinate staff.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 
  • A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, or closely related field is highly desirable.

Experience:  Five years of accounting and office support experience in a supervisory role in a public agency, preferably in an irrigation/water district.


License/Certificate/Registration Requirement

  • Possession of a valid Oregon Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action.
  • Qualified and required to be appointed and commissioned as a notary public.

The specific statements in each section of this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job and meeting the needs of the district.

We have a great benefits package to offer the right candidate.  If interested, please go to our website and follow the directions on how to apply.  All application materials are due no later than September 1, 2017 by 5:00 pm.  Our website is

 Sunrise Water Authority Job Announcement Water Distribution Operator I/II (8/15/2017) 
Sunrise Water Authority: Water Distribution Operator I/II

Open Until Filled
Pay: $21-$31 per hour (DOE)
Benefits: Family medical, dental and vision; PERS retirement; holidays and paid time off


Sunrise Water Authority is seeking one or more candidates to join our team as either Water Distribution Operators I or II (DOE).  These positions perform various duties required to maintain, operate, and repair the water system, often independently or with limited supervision.  Examples of job duties associated with these positions may include:


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Any of the following duties and responsibilities may be performed and are not listed in any particular order.)


Operator I:

  • Meter reading and making relevant calculations
  • Maintain, repair, install and remove meters
  • Leak detection and location
  • Locate and read water distribution system maps
  • Maintain and repair pressure regulators
  • Maintain and repair agency owned backflow devices
  • Assist with pipeline installation and repair, valve maintenance and hydrant flushing
  • Perform vehicle and facilities maintenance
  • Traffic control and flagging
  • Adhere to safety related policies and procedures (pre-planning job safety requirements; proper use of personal protective equipment; incident/accident reporting, etc.)
  • Forklift operation
  • Routine “on-call” shifts are a requirement for any Operator position


    Operator II:

    In addition to the Operator I functions listed above, the functions of an Operator II are:

  • Basic pump, valve, meter and hydrant operation
  • Troubleshoot pressure related service issues and disruptions
  • Maintain system valves and hydrants
  • Locate water lines and assist in leak detection
  • Install new water meters and services under pressure (i.e. hot-tap), without service disruption to other customers
  • Basic construction, including operating heavy equipment
  • Ability to lead team tasks or projects
  • Assist customer service staff with complaint resolution





  • A valid Oregon driver license and a clean driving record
  • A high school diploma or GED (preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary education)
  • Level I candidates must possess Oregon Water Distribution Operator I certification, or be able to obtain certification within one year of hire
  • Level II candidates must possess Oregon Water Distribution Operator I certification, and be able to obtain certification II within one year of hire
  • All employees in this position must pass a drug screening, background check and driving record check prior to reporting for work



  • Post-secondary education
  • Commercial Driver License
  • Water related construction experience
  • Experience operating heavy equipment





•     Paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and eligible dependents (employee contributes 1% his/her salary)

•     Employer paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

•     Employee paid long-term disability coverage (0.5% of salary)

•     11 paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)

•     Participation in Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)


•     All interested applicants MUST complete and submit the following:

  1. Completed and signed application:
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Résumé
  4. References

•     Application materials can be mailed or emailed to:

Sunrise Water Authority

Attn:  Cindy Richards

10602 SE 129th Avenue

Happy Valley, OR  97086


All questions about this position can be directed to Cindy Richards at (503) 761-0220.  

 Sunset Empire Transportation District Job Announcement (7/25/2017) 
Sunset Empire Transportation District: Bus Drivers

Job Status:  Open and Accepting Applications

Job Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD), based in Astoria, Oregon, is seeking applications for energetic individuals with great customer service skills to drive bus.  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) w/air brakes, passenger endorsement and a CDL Medical Certificate are preferred, but we will train the right person with a great personality and good driving record.


  • Pre-employment drug screening and background check required
  • Wage range is $14.00 - $19.50 per hour
  • Shifts are variable according to routes


The Area

Astoria is in Clatsop County where the Pacific Ocean meets the mighty Columbia River.  The area is rich in its natural beauty and a destination spot for people from all over the world.    There are many historical aspects to the area including being located at the end of the Lewis & Clark trail.

Mission Statement

Sunset Empire Transportation District is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, relevant and sustainable transportation services to Clatsop County with professionalism, integrity and courtesy.


To Apply

Get an application at the Astoria Transit Center, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103 or go to to print out an application.  A full job description and additional requirements may be accessed on the website.

Return application along with a resume and current driving record to SETD Attn: Tami Carlson, Human Resource, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103 or email to   


 Silver Falls Library District Job Announcement (7/14/2017) 
Silver Falls Library District: Library Director

Salary: $72,000-$90,000

Silver Falls Library District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the position of Library Director.  This position is considered the CEO position of the District and reports directly to an elected five-member Board of Directors.


Silver Falls Library District serves a rural farming and logging region of the Mid-Willamette Valley, 15 miles East of Salem, Oregon and 45 miles South of Portland that includes the cities of Silverton and Scotts Mills.


The Silver Falls Library District was established as a district in 1994 and operates with a budget of $2,000,000.  Staffing includes 4 full-time and 14 part-time employees.


Qualifications for the successful applicant include:


  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science
  • Four year’s professional management experience in Library Science
  • Experience working with community represented Board of Directors


The Library Director is required to reside within the boundaries of the Silver Falls Library District

Please see the full job description for more information.


To be considered please submit a letter of introduction and resume’ post marked no later than September 15, 2017 to:

                                    Silver Falls Library Director

                                    Special Districts Association of Oregon

                                    Attn: George Dunkel

PO Box 23879

Tigard, Oregon 97281-3879


Or email letter and resume to George Dunkel.

 Klamath County Fire District #1 Job Announcement (7/5/2017) 
Klamath County Fire District #1: Division Chief - Operations

Salary: $7,962.79-$8,823.04/Month plus Incentives, Excellent Benefit Package
Open Until Filled. First review of applications on August 8, 2017.

We seek a leader who identifies with our Mission and Values and will enhance its achievement.

We Respond to Our Community:

~ Quickly
~ Safely
~ Professionally

Our Values
Sense of Family - We are committed to promoting respect for one another, working together, and being caring, compassionate, and loyal to our families both at home and within the organization.
Teamwork – We promote teamwork through respect and courtesy, while upholding professional standards. We are accountable to each other and to the customers we serve.
Integrity – We are honest and fair in our dealings with our customers and each other. We are honorable and respectful to our profession. We expect each other to promote trustworthiness, openness, and sincerity.
Customer Service – We are committed to providing the community with the highest level of professional and courteous customer service. We demonstrate absolute respect for each other and members of the public. We maintain a level of operational readiness to assure a decisive and effective response to emergencies for maximum life safety and protection of the environment through incident stabilization.
Fiscal Responsibility – We take very seriously the stewardship of public funds. Therefore, we practice ethical and fiscally prudent spending in order to maintain operational readiness that fosters public trust.

The Area
Klamath Falls is located on the dry, eastern side of the beautiful Cascade Mountain range in southeastern Oregon at an elevation of 4100 feet. Klamath County is the home to Crater Lake National Park and is known for the abundance of woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife. The County has six wildlife refuges, sits on the Pacific Flyway providing a rest stop for millions of migrating birds, and is the home to the largest winter population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states.

Klamath Falls is within driving distance to major attractions and activities and is located approximately 90 minutes east of Medford, two and a half hours south of Bend, three hours southeast of Eugene, five hours southeast of Portland, and five hours north of Reno and San Francisco.

The Community
Klamath County is truly an outdoor person’s paradise with golfing, camping, biking, hiking/backpacking, fishing, skiing, and hunting opportunities. Residents enjoy abundant sunshine year round; with distinct spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons. Temperatures vary significantly from winter (average January high: 40 °F) to summer (average August high: 85 °F). The Pacific Crest Trail traverses through Klamath County while Klamath Falls is the trailhead for the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, the longest state bicycle/hiking trail in Oregon. 

Agriculture and timber remain a significant part of Klamath County’s economy; however, healthcare continues to grow and become an important sector of commerce. Sky Lakes Medical Center is a regional healthcare center serving more than 80,000 people. It is the only hospital in a 10,000-squaremile area in south-central Oregon and northeastern California. Sky Lakes has several expansion projects underway.

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is the Pacific Northwest’s only public institute of technology, attracting about 4,000 students from all over the world. Oregon Tech's curriculum is focused on applied technologies, engineering, health professions, applied sciences, and management. Oregon Tech’s Renewable Energy Engineering program was the first of its kind in the nation.

Klamath Falls is home to Klamath Community College (KCC). KCC supports student success in workforce training, academic transfer, foundational skills development, and community education. KCC offers classes in EMT and has the potential to offer degrees in emergency response. Both Oregon Tech and KCC are currently undergoing significant expansions to their facilities and programs.

Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base is home to the 173d Fighter Wing. The primary mission is to train air-to-air combat pilots in the F-15C. Kingsley Field is the only F-15C training wing in the United States and is one of the leading employers in Klamath County. 

Klamath County Fire District No. 1
The Fire District is governed by a five (5) person Board of Directors elected by the residents of the District. The 2017-2018, department budget is in excess of $13,000,000. KCFD1 provides fire protection to a 192 square mile area that includes the City of Klamath Falls and surrounding suburban and rural areas. In addition, KCFD1 is assigned an Ambulance Service Area of an additional 300 square miles and provides ALS transport within the total area. District 1 is bordered by other fire districts and unprotected lands. The District is authorized 73 fulltime personnel that operate from six (6) fire stations. There are 63 line personnel that are assigned to four (4) engine companies and three (3) ambulance crews. There are three (3) shifts, working a 48/96 schedule each under the command of a Battalion Chief. In 2016, KCFD1 responded to 7,114 emergency calls for service, of which 79% were medical related.

Ideal Candidate
KCFD1 is looking for an individual that will have the requisite knowledge and skills to lead the operations division in providing emergency response to the community. The position requires an individual with an
extensive background in the administration and management of fire department operations. An in-depth knowledge and experience of the delivery in modern emergency services with an emphasis in structural and
wildland fire fighting required. Experience with a system that provides Emergency Medical Services including transports and hazardous materials response is necessary. The ability to gather and analyze data that leads to quality decisions is critical. A person that is a dynamic leader, excellent communicator, with a proven record of accomplishment in building relationships and teamwork who embraces the local community will be a good fit for this position.

Minimum Qualification
Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that would reflect meeting the qualifications and provide the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Equivalent or additional education, experience, and certifications from other states or agencies may be considered. 

Associates Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or closely related field. NFPA HazMat Operations Level Responder. NFPA Fire Officer 2 or equivalent. Oregon EMS certification within one (1) year. NIMS - ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800. Possession of a driver’s license valid in Oregon and maintain a safe driving record throughout the duration of employment. Three (3) years supervisory experience with at least one (1) year as an Acting in Capacity Battalion Chief or Battalion Chief, or equivalent. Eight (8) years paid full-time emergency response experience with a paid or combination fire department of equal or greater size and complexity. A residency requirement applies to this position. Computer experience with an emphasis in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, databases, Fire/EMS based reporting and staffing programs, and work in a networked environment. 

Incentives and Benefits
• IDLH: $120 per month (must pass an annual “Fit for Duty” physical).
• Duty Chief Incentive: $227.46 per month.
• Assigned a Fire District vehicle.
• Accrued vacation (0-15 years = 14 hours a month, 15+ years = 18.67 hours a month),
• sick leave (12 hours a month), personal leave (40 hours a year), nine (9) paid holidays.
• 100% premium paid by the district for family medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance.
• HRA-VEBA: $2833-$8705 annual contribution depending on health care plan election.
• Oregon PERS member – Employee pays their 6% contribution.

Application Process
Application materials are available at A signed, completed Employment Application, resume, and any other supporting documentation deemed appropriate must be received by 4:30p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017, to be considered for the first review. Mail packets to: Klamath County Fire District No. 1 DC-Operations Search, 143 N. Broad St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603 OR email packets to Do not fax any application materials.

Candidates will initially be evaluated based upon qualifications for the position as evidenced by their education, experience, and training documented in the application packet.

Testing Process
Testing dates will be determined after first review of application. The successful candidate will receive a conditional job offer, which will be followed by a drug screen, medical physical, a thorough background investigation, and a psychological examination. The approximate hire date for this position is October 1, 2017.

In accordance with federal and state laws, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, KCDF1 will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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