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Amity Fire District - Fire Chief

Posted: 5/10/2022
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000
Location: Amity, OR

The District is seeking an experienced leader who has the expertise and confidence to lead the Fire District for the betterment of the community.


The Community

Amity, with a population of approximately 1,800, is a small city in Yamhill County, Oregon, on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. The city sits in the fertile Willamette Valley 24 miles from nearby Salem, the state capital and an hour’s drive to Portland, Eugene or the Oregon Coast.
We proudly protect a mostly rural population of approximately 3000 residents, scattered over an area of 85 square miles.


The Organization

The Amity Fire district has been proudly service our residents since 1895. Amity Fire districts mission is to protect our community from the hazards that threaten our neighbors. We do this not only by responding to emergencies when they occur, but also preventing or reducing the effects of their occurrence in the first place. We do this through our dedicated staff of volunteers, public education and prevention via community events, code inspections, building plans review, school visits, and many other programs.


The Position

The Fire Chief is the Chief Executive Officer for the Amity Fire District. They oversee the operation of the entire Fire District, its personnel, and activities. Exercises command over all day-to-day operations of the District's Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This position provides the Board with information, implements policies adopted by the Board, and manages the District operations in an effective and efficient manner.


The Ideal Candidate

The new Fire Chief must be a professional and dedicated leader who can work in a team environment and serve as an integral member of the Amity Fire District. They need to be an outstanding communicator, both orally and in writing. The ideal candidate will be an experienced fire professional who is visibly active in the community and represents the department in a positive manner and who is willing and able to embrace and support district goals. They will also have a vast knowledge in the following areas:

  • Coach, direct, and motivate volunteers and career staff. 
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the organization
  • Identify and respond to community issues, concern and needs
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies
  • Prepare and administer district budget



The salary range for the Fire Chief will be $90,000 - $100,000. The starting salary will be dependent upon experience.

The district offers the following benefits:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Personal time off and paid holidays
  • Oregon State PERS Retirement System


Education & Experience


  • Associates degree in Fire Science or Fire Service Administration or related field
  • EMT-Basic Certification


10 years of fire service experience with at least five years in a supervisory or administrative capacity

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in fire science, fire service administration, public administration, management, business, public policy, related field OR
  • Graduate of Nation Fire Academy - Executive Fire Officer Program
  • NFPA Fire Officer III
  • Experience collaborating with volunteers
  • Paramedic Certification


Full position description: Click Here

Position Application: Click Here


Open until June 1, 2022

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of introduction, resume and completed application by email or postal mail:

Shanta Carter
Amity Fire District Selection Process
Special Districts Association of Oregon
PO Box 23879
Tigard, OR 97281