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 Boardman Park and Recreation District Job Announcement: Finance Officer (12/3/2019) 
Boardman Park and Recreation District: Finance Officer

Boardman, Oregon
Salary Range: $42,000 - $55,000

General Statement of Duties:

Tasks include the preparation and maintenance of the annual budget;  budget analysis and forecasting; monthly financial reports; financial records for annual audit; posting of journal entries, maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger and recreation ledger; coordination of employee benefits; processing and payment of accounts payable; processing and payment of park and recreation payrolls and necessary reports for taxes; attendance at all board meetings and recording minutes of those meetings.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

An employee in this confidential classification performs skilled and advanced accounting work, preparation and maintenance of the budget analysis and forecasting.  Employee is generally expected to work independently.

Supervision Received:

Works under the direct supervision of District Manager and Board of Directors, however position requires a large degree of individual initiative, judgment and responsibility.

Supervision Exercised:

This position works closely with the Park Manager, District Manager, Recreation Manager and Recreation Center Front Desk Personnel.

Key Performance Areas:

1. Performs accounting duties including journal entries and adjustments to the general accounting ledgers, bank and cash account reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and all payroll reports.

2. Establishes record keeping systems; prepares, interprets and analyzes financial reports and statistical information.  Researches difficult accounting and reporting issues, reviews and corrects financial information and records year-end adjustments.  Analyzes and coordinates financial policies and procedures, and recommends changes or updates as needed.  Tracks and reports revenue collections and expenditures in relation to budget forecasts.

3.Prepares and maintains the annual budget, including compiling information, analyzing reports, researching information, preparing statistical data, forecasting actual fund expenditures and revenues, making budget projections, providing budgetary guidance to District and Recreation Managers and preparing budget notices.

4. Oversees the annual audit, while working closely with the auditor during audit field work.

5. Assists District Manager with fiscal accounting, reporting and monitoring requirements related to grant funds.

6. Oversees the financial reporting from the Recreation Center and analyzes comparison of actual  to RecPro software reports.  Makes suggestions to Recreation Staff who report financial information as necessary.


Experience in governmental accounting work including working knowledge of local budget law and generally accepted accounting principles preferred; familiarity with computer applications for municipal finance activities and computer networks;  and, must have minimum of four years’ experience in similar type of position.

Education and/or Training:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Accounting or related field; combination of equivalent experience and education may substitute.

Knowledge of:

Principles and methods used in municipal finance, budgeting, banking and investments; general office practices and procedures; computer applications including networks; record keeping practices used in the maintenance of financial records, business English, grammar, spelling and general office procedures.

Skill in and Ability To:

Operate computer applications.  Prepare financial statements and reports; prepare budget document.  Complete complex accounting tasks.  Properly record and document financial transactions.  Be able to work independently and alone.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.  Clarify information, resolve discrepancies and explain accounting policies to other employees.  Meet and deal with the public courteously and tactfully.  Establish priorities and organize workload.  Organize, file and retrieve materials and documents.  Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Use independent judgment in making decisions and work with limited supervision; interpret governing laws, codes and regulations.

Essential Functions:

Good working knowledge of computer operations including word processing, spreadsheet programs, accounting software and computer networks; ability to accurately operate a 10-key calculator and use common office equipment; knowledge of principles and methods used in finance, budgeting and banking; ability to sit for extended periods of time; ability to handle stressful situations including frequent deadline pressures; ability to read, write and comprehend English in order to read rules and regulations and complete reports; have regular and predictable attendance.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Must be bondable; must successfully complete screening examinations, tests and background checks.

Compensation Type:  Monthly

Salary Range:   $42,000 - $55,000 annually, DOQ

Please provide a cover letter and resume.  Please complete pre-printed application and Veterans Preference Form 15 (if applicable). 
Email for application.

Deadline for applying is January 23, 2020.  Position open until filled.

 Klamath County Fire District No. 1 Job Announcement: Fire Chief (12/3/2019) 
Klamath County Fire District No. 1: Fire Chief
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Salary: $128,883 - $143,569

The District is seeking a leader who can identify with the existing Culture, Mission and Values and enhance their achievement. The ideal candidate will be a Fire Service professional with a proven track record of successful executive leadership in a similar sized or larger organization. Experience in providing a full range of Fire and Emergency Medical services in urban, suburban and rural environments is critical. An understanding and commitment to successfully work with a Unionized work force is required. Executive level experience operating in a Special District environment, with significant knowledge in administration, finance, and HR is desired. Familiarity with the complexities of Wildland Urban Interface firefighting, Inter-agency coordination, and experience on an Incident Management Team are preferred. Candidates with a relevant bachelor’s degree, such as public administration and having completed additional course work, such as the Executive Fire Officer’s program would be a good fit for this position. The ideal candidate will have the ability to rapidly gain support of the District’s personnel, partner agencies and the community.

Required Qualifications:
Education - Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other closely related field. Upon approval of the Board, a combined education and experience level commensurate with a bachelor’s degree may satisfy this requirement.

- Minimum of eight (8) years full-time experience with a paid or combined paid/volunteer fire department of equal or greater size and complexity. Experience must exhibit a consistent pattern of participation, personal and professional growth, and increasing organizational responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education - Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other closely related field. Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program.

Chief Fire Officer designation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Oregon EMT Certification.

Experience - At least (3) years Fire Chief Executive level administration at an organization of similar or greater size and complexity.

Application Process:
A signed Employment Application, Resume, Response to Supplemental Questions and any other supporting documentation deemed appropriate must be mailed or emailed to the following:

Klamath County Fire District 1
Attn: Jennifer McFarlan, HR
Fire Chief Recruitment
143 North Broad Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601


Application materials available at

Application Deadline: January 2, 2020 by 4:30 pm

 Boardman RFPD Job Announcement: Fire Chief (11/15/2019) 
Boardman RFPD: Fire Chief
Location: Boardman, Oregon
Salary: $80,000 - $120,000

Boardman Rural Fire Protection District was founded in 1970. Boardman Rural Fire Protection District provides fire protection to 330 square miles, providing a full range of services which include fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, rescue, wild land fire control and initial hazardous materials response, committed to meet the fire safety needs of our community in a professional, safe, efficient, and effective manner. The vision of the Boardman Rural Fire Protection District is to create citizen satisfaction through quality service, valuing our volunteers as our best asset in meeting the public’s needs, and exercising sound stewardship of our resources.

General Statement of Duties: The Fire Chief serves at the will of the Boardman Fire District Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration of all personnel, equipment, and budgeted funds of the Fire District. The Chief shall be responsible for overall command of fire suppression, fire prevention, fire investigation, emergency medical service, and public education. The Fire Chief is responsible for the development of short- and long-term plans for the Districts’ operations.

Supervision Exercised: Supervises all aspects of the District operations, planning, logistics and finances. May work at all command levels.

Civil Service Status: This Position is NOT covered by the Civil Service System.

Representation Status: Non-represented. Works under a personal services contract with the Boardman Fire District Board of Directors.

HIPAA Responsibilities: The Fire Chief has access to “Protected Health Information” generated by the Districts’ operations. This position must sign a HIPAA confidentiality form.

Typical Tasks: The intent of this listing of “typical tasks” is to describe the principal functions of the job. This description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of the duties, which may be amended or assigned by the District.
a. The Chief shall assume full management responsibility for District services and activities including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, rescue services and training; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
b. The Chief shall analyze the Fire District’s fire problems and participate in the development of plans and techniques to provide the level of service as directed by the Board of Directors of the Fire District.
c. The Chief shall select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and implement discipline and termination procedures.
d. The Chief shall be responsible for preparing, submitting, and maintaining any information or statistics that are required by the Board of Directors or other governmental agencies
e. The Chief shall be responsible for a public relations program for the Fire District.
f. The Chief shall direct the continuous training of department personnel to meet and comply with applicable firefighting standards and oversee certification programs.
g. The Chief shall be responsible for command of all fires and emergency calls for help and shall respond when needed. The Chief is responsible for participating in rotation as a Duty Chief.
h. Ability to perform arduous physical tasks while supervising and assisting on fire ground activities at an emergency incident.
i. The Chief shall plan, direct and coordinate through subordinate level staff, the Districts work plans; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
j. The Chief shall represent the Fire District with other mutual aid fire agencies, elected officials, cities, county and other outside agencies; coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
k. The Chief shall direct the assignment of personnel and have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and manage labor agreements.
l. The Chief shall oversee and participate in the development and administration of the district budgets; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies, approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
m. The Chief shall develop, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, short and long-range goals and objectives for the Fire Districts.
n. The Chief shall be responsible for the investigation of all fires to determine cause, origin and circumstances.
o. The Chief shall be responsible for the enforcement of all adopted fire prevention codes and ordinances.
p. The Chief shall attend conferences, schools, seminars and other such functions as necessary to keep informed of new developments in the fire service.
q. The Chief shall perform other special duties and functions as the Board of Directors may require or direct.
r. The Chief shall assist the area planning for fire protection in event of a major disaster and coordinate with area fire departments and emergency service agencies.
s. The Chief shall maintain the physical conditioning needed to meet the mental and physical stresses of the job.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
a. This position requires the appointee to follow the residence requirements for chief officers as outlined in board policy.
b. This position is a “SWORN” fire service position and must take an oath of office upon appointment.
c. This position requires advanced knowledge of budget preparation, implementation and control practices with special attention to Oregon local budgeting laws.
d. This position requires the member to possess community involvement & leadership skills.
e. This position requires the member to pass a background check.
f. Ability to use new concepts and acquire skills rapidly.
g. Ability to perform effectively under a variety of circumstances and in extreme situations.
h. Ability to understand, follow and give oral and written instructions.
i. Ability to work effectively with the District’s computers.
j. Ability to make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and to use initiative and judgment.
k. Ability to perform those activities required for the essential functions including, but not limited to: Sitting for long periods of time, ability to be mobile at all times, frequent standing and walking, regular keyboarding, ability to effectively communicate by phone and in person to a wide variety of persons.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
a. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience
b. Two (2) years command level experience
c. Ability to acquire and maintain a valid State of Oregon driver’s license insurable by District’s carrier.
d. Successfully passing Districts security clearance standards including review of criminal history and driving record.
e. Associates level degree or equivalent in fire administration, business administration, political science or related field
f. NFPA Firefighter 2
g. NFPA Fire Instructor 1
h. NFPA Fire Officer 2
i. Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or above
j. A certificate of completion of the following Homeland Security training courses:
i. IS-100
ii. IS-200
iii. I-300
iv. I-400
v. IS – 700
vi. IS – 800
(Education and experience requirements are minimum standards. Other equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered. Please see complete list of minimum education and experience required on the Job Description)

Preferred Education and Experience:
a. Bachelor’s degree or above in fire service administration, business administration, public administration, political science or related field
b. NFPA Instructor 2
c. NFPA Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
d. National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer
e. DPSST Advanced Fire Service Institute
f. NWCG Structure Fire Protection Specialist
g. NWCG Operations Section Chief Type 2 or above

The job classification description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To be considered please submit a letter of introduction, addressing why you feel you are the ideal candidate for this position, a resume, and an application by 4:00 PM December 31, 2019 to:

Boardman Rural Protection Fire District
Special Districts Association of Oregon
Attn: Shanta Carter
PO Box 23879
Tigard, Oregon 97281

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019 by 4:00 pm

 Monument SWCD Job Announcement: Assistant Project Manager/Herbicide Applicator (10/23/2019) 
Monument SWCD: Assistant Project Manager/Herbicide Applicator
Location: Monument, Oregon
Hourly: $18.50 - $20.50

Position Summary
The Monument Soil & Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is a local special district in eastern Oregon whose mission is to take available technical, financial, and educational resources and coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water, and related resources. MSWCD is a nonregulatory entity that works on a voluntary basis with landowners and other cooperators through a variety of grant funded programs. MSWCD seeks a highly qualified and motivated candidate to assist the Senior Project Manager in administering programs and services to landowners and other natural resource partners, including various local, state, and federal agencies, tribal organizations, watershed councils, and non-government organizations. Primary resource concerns include noxious weed control, juniper woodland expansion, agricultural water quality concerns, range and forest improvements, instream passage and habitat projects for ESA listed steelhead, and monitoring of previously implemented projects. This position includes providing landowner technical assistance; use of GIS software to create maps and plan/monitor projects; handling and sale of herbicides; herbicide applications for private and public land managers; broadcast seeding for range and riparian restoration; reporting and monitoring of environmental projects. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required as the Assistant Project Manager regularly interacts with the public as part of daily duties. Successful applicant must be able to obtain an ODA Public Pesticide Applicator’s license with Regulatory Weed Control endorsement within 90-days of employment. The Assistant Project Manager is directly supervised by the MSWCD Senior Project Manager.

• Strategically help implement conservation projects, including projects with landowners, contractors, engineers, regulatory agencies, and conservation partners to ensure project success.
• Build and maintain collaborative relationships with private landowners, local/state/federal agencies, tribal entities, and other conservation organizations to successfully plan and implement conservation projects.
• Apply herbicides for noxious weed control using backpack sprayers and ATV mounted equipment according to all applicable laws and MSWCD guidelines, record required data logs, and submit necessary documentation for each pesticide application.
• Calculate herbicide application rates, calibrate application equipment, properly mix spray solutions, identify targeted weed species, and apply herbicides at the proper rate.
• Conduct in-field project restoration and monitoring, including; felling and piling juniper, water temperature monitoring, stream flow monitoring, steelhead surveys, and maintenance/stewardship of the MSWCD weather station and stream gaging station.
• Assist customers with herbicide purchases and weed treatment recommendations.
• Provide services to landowners and conservation partners, including herbicide applications (weed spraying), seed broadcasting, range drill rentals and use, GIS mapping services, and any other services the District may provide.
• Provide technical assistance to landowners and other members of the public on a variety of resource related topics including noxious weed identification and control; upland, riparian, and aquatic (streams/rivers) habitat management; agricultural water quality rules; and other local land use laws and regulations. Conduct site visits, surveys, and inventories to help develop recommendations of potential conservation measures.
• Operate handheld GPS equipment to document locations of physical features and record paths of herbicide applications, weed infestations, and other project components.
• Attend meetings as directed.
• Attend relevant professional development trainings, conferences, tours, and seminars as directed.
• Work independently or as a team member with the Senior Project Manager, District Manager, and other resource management partners.
• Often work alone in remote, isolated locations for long durations under challenging environmental conditions (refer to Working Conditions below).
• Operate MSWCD vehicles and equipment in a safe, responsible manner, maintaining operation logs as required.
• Maintain work and data logs to submit to the Senior Project Manager.
• Greet and interact with landowners and all other office visitors in a professional, courteous manner.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in natural resources (e.g., range, wildlife, fisheries, forestry, soil science), environmental sciences, ecology, biology, or another related field
• Two or more years work experience in a related field
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
• Experience with ESRI ArcMap software to create maps and analyze spatial data.
• Ability to read, interpret, and use maps, aerial photography, and soils information to plan and implement restoration projects.
• Ability to identify native and non-native plants
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
• Possession of an ODA Public Pesticide Applicator’s license with Regulatory Weed Control endorsement within 90-days of employment

Desired Qualifications
• Experience using field-based monitoring equipment (e.g. HOBO temp loggers, flow meters, etc.), collection methods, data processing, and presentation
• Knowledge of eastern Oregon noxious weed identification and treatment methods, along with prior weed treatment experience
• Prior experience using chainsaws and other power tools, under supervision or alone
• Knowledge of working ranch or farm operations and practices
• Public service experience

Working Conditions
Work conditions include both office work and field work. Office work will include use of computers, and professionally greeting/assisting members of the public in-person and over the phone. Normal work days and hours are Monday-Friday between the 7:00am and 4:00pm. Infrequent weekend work may be required, along with early morning start times and/or later evening ending times. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Occasional use of the employee's personal vehicle may be required and is reimbursable based on current state mileage rates.

Field work includes:
• Repeatedly lifting up to 50 lbs.; occasionally lifting up to 80 lbs.
• Work in adverse weather conditions (i.e., hot, cold, rainy, windy, and/or dusty) and/or terrain (i.e., rocky, steep, muddy, slippery), at times for extended periods
• Occasional work in either standing or flowing water in ponds, streams, and rivers
• Working with both general-use and restricted-use pesticides, specifically herbicides
• Working independently and in remote locations
• Operating 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV/UTV
• Operating pesticide application equipment and safely applying herbicides
• Pulling trailers loaded with equipment both on the highway and to off-road locations
• Loading and unloading of equipment from the back of pickup and trailers
• Chainsaw work

Civil Rights Responsibilities
MSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. The hiring process for, and performance of, the MSWCD Assistant Project Manager will be in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws for equal employment and other required civil rights statutes. The Assistant Project Manager will apply administrative procedures to assure projects, programs, and services are delivered without regard to race, color, age, national origin, gender, religion, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other protected class.

Location Description
The MSWCD office is located in Monument, Oregon in northwest Grant County. This rural, eastern Oregon community, sets on the banks of the North Fork John Day River which is one of the longest undammed river systems in the United States that is managed for wild stocks of salmon and steelhead. The area’s abundant outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and exploring the county’s rich mining, logging, and agricultural history. The town of Monument has 125 residents, a 1A classification school (K-12), small store and gas station, and volunteer fire and ambulance service. The John Day/Canyon City area is the population hub of Grant County and is located approximately one hour (58 miles) from Monument. John Day and Canyon City have 2,300 residents with additional services including a region hospital, full grocery store, and several restaurants and hotels. Applicants should be prepared to live and work in a rural location without some of the amenities of more urban settings.

For more information about the local landscape, outdoor opportunities, and activities, please visit our website at

Application Process
To apply, please submit the following materials:
• Cover letter
• Resume (must include phone and email address, dates worked in each position, relevant job experience, and supervisor contact information)
• References (include address, phone number, and email for three professional references other than current or immediate past supervisor)
• Brief written summary of accomplishments applicable to this position (limited to two pages, 12-point font)

Application materials may be emailed in PDF format with scanned signature (cover letter) to or mailed to:
Monument SWCD
PO Box 95
Monument, OR 97864

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure application materials are received on time, regardless of application method. Selection process will include an interview (phone or in-person), verification of education, and contact of references. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check.

The Monument Soil & Water Conservation District reserves the right to reopen the submission period if a suitable candidate is not identified or request additional materials of applicants to best determine their qualifications.

For more information contact Lauren Street, Senior Project Manager, at 541-934-2141 or

 Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority Job Announcement: Utility Worker/Water/Wastewater (10/21/2019) 
Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority: Utility Worker, Water/Wastewater Operator in Training and/or Operator I

PCJWSA currently has one, and possibly 2 openings to fill the positions of Utility Worker, Operator in Training and/or Operator I. The successful applicants will become a part of a team providing water and wastewater services to residents of Pacific City/Woods, Oregon. 


Minimum qualifications: Utility: Worker - High School diploma or equivalent, valid  Oregon driver’s license: OIT - High School diploma or equivalent, valid  Oregon driver’s license; Class A CDL or obtain within 6 months of hire; Operator I – High School diploma or equivalent, Oregon State certification in two of the following four areas: WWTP I, WWC I, WD I or WT I, CDL Class “A” with tank endorsement or obtain within 6 months of hire.


A conditional post-offer/pre-employment drug screen (including Marijuana), medical examination, including doctor approval to use respirators, and background check are required. These are full-time positions with an hourly rate of: Utility Worker: $15.34-$16.54 Hr; OIT- $17.36-$23.51Hr.; Operator I - $21.44-$27.70 Hr DOE, DOQ + excellent employee/family benefits subject to plan qualifications and requirements. Employment package is available online at: or by calling the Authority’s business office at 503-965-6636, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


PCJWSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides a Drug-Free Workplace


Pacific City Joint Water - Sanitary Authority

34005 Cape Kiwanda Drive

P.O. Box 520

Pacific City, OR 97135

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