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Marion County Fire District No. 1 - Financial Accounting Specialist

Posted: 5/9/2022
Salary: $30.89-37.93 Hourly, DOE
Location: Salem, OR


Marion County Fire District #1 is looking for an energetic and motivated individual who is excited to join our team as a Financial Accounting Specialist. Schedule: 40 hours per week, on-site and possible remote work site. The Fire District Financial Accounting Specialist provides professional-level financial services to the Fire Chief, designated personnel, and the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for budget development and processing, contract administration and purchasing activities, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and coordination of year-end closing and audits, initiate and complete monthly payroll processes, taxes, and liability accounts as well as perform related work as required. Fire District Financial Accounting Specialist is responsible for providing financial and accounting support services including budget development, performing financial analysis, payroll functions, accounts payable and receivable, and procurement coordination. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related tasks.


  • Associate degree in Finance or Accounting, and;
  • Minimum of three years of related experience in a similar position that includes payroll-related functions, Oregon public budgeting financial analysis, and;
  • Experience in Public Budgeting and Accounting
  • In lieu of degree, applicant must demonstrate other equivalent education and/or experience to be considered in lieu of the formal education requirement listed above. The three-year minimum experience standard must still be met. Adequate equivalency will be at the sole discretion of MCFD No. 1.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public finance or accounting
  • Accounting, budgeting, and payroll experience for a governmental entity
  • Experience using Springbrook/Accela financial software
  • Experience managing General Obligation Bonds and Local Operating Levies
  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in finance or accounting or a field related to the work. (Additional professional or paraprofessional financial planning and support experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)



Visit Download the fillable PDF application & complete it entirely along with the supplemental questions. Carefully follow the instructions on the announcement.



1. Letter of Interest that addresses requirements listed above.

2. Resume.Makesurethatresumeclearlymeetstherequirementsoutlinedaboveincludingdatesof employment and comprehensive duties list.

3. Certifications and Documentation. Attach all applicable documentation supporting minimum or preferred qualifications.

4. Submission of responses to supplemental questionnaire.



The evaluation process will consist of an application packet, supplemental questions evaluation, interview panel, and skills evaluation. Qualified candidates will be invited to the assessment center during the week of June 13-17, 2022.