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 North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 Job Announcement: Fire Chief (12/14/2018) 
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1: Fire Chief


Lincoln City, Oregon
Salary Range: $105,000 to $120,000

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the position of Fire Chief. This position reports directly to an elected five-member Board of Directors.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 provides fire suppression, emergency medical response, water rescue, technical vehicle extrication, and public education programs within District boundaries. The District provides services to approximately 80 square miles which includes Lincoln City, Otis, Rose Lodge, Neotsu, Kernville, and areas on Drift Creek Road and Schooner Creek Road.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 currently operates with an annual budget of 13.7 million dollars and serves the community with six fire stations, 27 Firefighter/EMT volunteers, 13 Support Volunteers, 12 Career Firefighters, and 9 Administrative Staff.
Qualifications for the successful applicant include:

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the fire service with 5 years’ experience at the Company or Chief Officer level
• NFPA Fire Officer I
• NFPA Firefighter Instructor I
• Haz-Mat First Responder – Operations
• NIMS 100, 200, 300, and 400
• Associate’s Degree in Fire Science/Administration or equivalent
• NWCG Engine Boss
• Oregon or National EMT-B
• Pass a pre-employment background check
• Pass the annual NLFR firefighter physical, drug test, and essential functions test
• Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
• Must reside within the boundaries of the District within six months of employment.

You can obtain the job description and benefit package at

To be considered, please submit a letter of introduction and resume by January 18, 2019 to: or mail to: 

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 – Fire Chief Selection Process
Special Districts Association of Oregon
Attn: Shanta Carter
PO Box 23879
Tigard, OR 97281-3879

 Polk County Fire District #1 Job Announcement: Fire Inspector (12/14/2018) 
Polk County Fire District #1: Fire Inspector

Polk County Fire District No.1 is seeking qualified candidates to perform the duties of a part-time fire inspector. The position is limited to a maximum 1,039 hours per year. The work schedule is flexible and will be determined by the Fire Chief after consultation with the successful candidate.

SALARY: $28.88 - $41.69 hourly (depending on qualifications and experience)

BENEFITS: No employee benefits are included with this part-time job beyond what is required by State employment law.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application (found at to or 1800 Monmouth St. Independence, OR 97351 by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 1st, 2019. Candidates will be contacted by February 5th. Qualified candidates will be interviewed in February with finalists moving on to an assessment center on March 18th, 2019.

The Fire Inspector performs fire prevention activities, fire code inspections & interpretation, fire investigations, and plans reviews. In addition, the Fire Investigator engages in and supports some public information, fire suppression management, and receives other duties as the Fire Chief may assign.


1.      High School diploma or GED

2.      Valid Oregon driver’s license (by time of hire) and be insurable to drive District vehicles

3.      Successful completion of background check

4.      ICC Fire Inspector 1

5.      DPSST NFPA Fire Inspector 1 (within 6 months of hire)

6.      ICC Fire Plans Examiner (within 6 months of hire)

7.      OSFM Fire and Life Safety Specialist 1 (within 6 months of hire)

8.      NFPA Fire Investigator (within 12 months of hire)

9.      An Associate's degree or a Bachelor's degree in fire service administration or fire protection, fire science, or closely related fire service field (may substitute with three or more years of fire service experience)

For the full job description visit

 Tualatin Valley Water District Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant - Willamette Water Supply (12/3/2018) 

Tualatin Valley Water District: Administrative Assistant - Willamette Water Supply Program
This full-time position will work at the Water Supply Program Office located at 1500 NW Bethany Blvd, Ste 305, Beaverton, OR 97006.

Salary Grade 3: start $21.51 to midpoint $26.88 (depending on qualifications)
PERS/OPSRP members are subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution.
Non-members will be eligible after 6 full-calendar months of service.

Opens: November 30, 2018
Closing Date: December 18th by 11 a.m.

Please see the job description for more information specific to this position.

Required Materials:
1) Cover letter
2) Resume
3) TVWD application
4) Answers to the supplemental questions

Veteran's preference, you must submit a copy of your Federal DD Form 214/215 or a veteran's disability preference letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs in order to be considered.

Supplemental Questions:
Please answer the following questions, limit your response to 1 page double sided. Applications received after the filing deadline or without responses to the supplemental questions will not be considered.

1. List any qualifications, experience or training you have that would help you in this job.
2. What’s the best project you’ve worked on as an administrative assistant and why did you like it?
3. Describe how your skills make you well-suited for this position.

Submission of Materials: Various ways to apply:

• Email:; or
• Fax: (503) 356-3190; or
• Mail: 1850 SW 170th Ave, Beaverton OR 97003.

All materials must be received by December 18th by 11 a.m. See our website for more information.

Tualatin Valley Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives preference points to qualified veterans.

 Port of Newport Job Announcement: General Manager (11/14/2018) 
Port of Newport: General Manager

The Port of Newport is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the General Manager position.


The Port of Newport is located 110 miles from Portland, Oregon on Yaquina Bay in the City of Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon. The Port is home to 24 water-dependent businesses, a 220-slip commercial boast basin, a 500-slip recreational marina, the International Terminal, 144-space RV Park, Rogue Brewery, NOAA Marine Operations Center, Oregon State University’s Marine Hatfield Science Center, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  The Port is governed by a five-member commission whose members are elected by Port District Voters.


The General Manager is responsible for the success of the Port in achieving its mission and is expected to be an effective, professional leader who gets results; supervises employees for peak performance; and demonstrates positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills. The General Manager is appointed by the Port Commission.  The Port employs 25 full-time employees. 


Qualifications for the successful applicant include:


A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or a related field, or equivalent.  At least 6 years’ experience in a public or private organization in a senior leadership role in a complex public facing maritime operation, including the management of staff.  Demonstrated success working under the direction of a board and building relationships with potential business partners.



The Port of Newport is searching for a person who will provide the leadership, management skills and administrative abilities to move the Port in the direction of its stated business mission:

“Build and maintain waterfront facilities, and promote/support projects and programs in cooperation with other community organizations and businesses that will retain and create new jobs and increase community economic development.”


Oversees the Port's operating and capital budget ($ 6.2 million) and manages its $77.5 million in capital assets, principally located at three sites around Yaquina Bay.



The individual appointed to this position will possess well developed operations, business management, administrative and leadership skills which includes honesty, confidence, integrity, credibility, approachability, and a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all levels in the organization and with stakeholders.  This person will recognize that policy is set by the Commission and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of Port policies.


He/she will be an excellent communicator and representative of the Port.  The candidate will be a catalyst, a "front" person who can help the Commission, Port users and the communities create a vision to build for the future.  He/she will have the ability to promote complex ideas and concepts and advocate for them in the broader community and will have responsibility for establishing and nurturing successful media relations.


In relationships with staff, the candidate will be a good listener and mentor, will be accessible, and open in interactions with people who work for the Port.  The candidate will be someone who can help the Port grow and adapt to changing conditions.


Salary Range:  $114,000 - $140,000 with excellent benefit package

Desirable Starting Date:  April 15, 2019


To be considered please submit a letter of introduction, addressing why you feel you are the ideal candidate for this position, and resume by 4:00 PM February 11, 2019 to:


Port of Newport

General Manager Selection Process

Special Districts Association of Oregon

PO Box 23879

Tigard, Oregon 97281




Application Deadline: February 11, 2019, 4:00 pm


Job Description 

 Tualatin Valley Irrigation District Job Announcement: District Manager (11/14/2018) 
Tualatin Valley Irrigation District: District Manager

The Tualatin Valley Irrigation District (TVID) is seeking a District Manager. TVID is located in Forest Grove Oregon and serves approximately 350 customers and irrigates 17,000 acres in Washington County. TVID is a Bureau Project built in the late 70’s, operates Scoggins Dam, 2 pumping plants, and maintains over 120 miles of buried pressurized pipeline ranging from 60” to 6”. There are currently 7 full time employees. 

This position will be full time with full benefits. Applicants must have the experience, education, and Management skills necessary to operate and maintain the District. Salary will be bases on experience.

Please send resume to

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