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North Gilliam County Health District - EMS Chief of Staff

Posted: 12/16/2021
Salary​: $70,000.00 - $82,000.00 annually
Location: Arlington, OR


Application Deadline: February 3, 2022

Desirable Starting Date: March 21, 2022


North Gilliam County Health District is located in Arlington, Oregon. The North Gilliam County Health District Board of Directors governs an Ambulance service and a Medical Clinic that serve the northern half of Gilliam County.  Both services are operated out of Arlington, Oregon, which is located on Interstate 84 (I-84), halfway between The Dalles and Hermiston.  I-84 runs along the Columbia River, which serves as the North border of Gilliam County for 34 miles.  Arlington Medic and the Arlington Clinic provide medical service to approximately 800 people who live in Arlington and the 370 square mile service area surrounding the town.  Arlington Medic and the Arlington Clinic are also available to serve thousands of people who travel through the area each day on I-84.

Waste Management and Wind Farms employ the majority of the people who live in the area. A major solar energy project has also created an influx of people, who are temporarily working and living in the area. 

No traffic lights are found in the county and people living here appreciate a more laid-back pace of life.

Wind Surfers and Kite Boarders flock to the area to enjoy the wind on the Columbia. Fishing the Columbia and John Day Rivers and hunting numerous game animals in the area also bring many people to the area.  China Creek Golf course and a shooting range also add to the numerous recreational activities found in the area. 

Arlington schools offer smaller class sizes and more individual attention that result in students graduating with confidence in their knowledge and the social skills to be successful in any career they choose. 

Those living in Arlington are used to plenty of sunshine and hot summer weather.  The winters are generally cold but rarely see more than two total weeks of snow and ice. 


Position Summary:

The Emergency Medical Services Chief of Staff is responsible for the overall management of the District’s EMS and ambulance program. This position will be required to develop and maintain an ambulance service that responds to all 911 medical callouts and events that may or are likely to need a medical response; provide guidance and values to staff that result in sincere loyalty to ethical standards of service and enhances community trust; respond with a well-trained staff in a modern well-maintained ambulance, equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies; provide up to date medical procedures with the goal of stabilizing patients and transporting them safely; and provide paramedic service (ALS) when available and needed.  The EMS Chief of Staff must maintain a positive working relationship with the Medical Clinic Staff and communicate regularly with the Medical Provider; maintain a positive working relationship and communicate regularly with the EMS Supervising Physician; and create community trust in knowing that a very good ambulance service is always available to respond. 


Applicants should be licensed as an Oregon Paramedic or have the ability to obtain by date of hire and must have five years of experience as a paramedic in a high-volume EMS service that involved on scene ALS procedures and supervision of ambulance staff personnel.


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To be considered as a candidate, please submit a completed and signed application, resume, and cover letter to the address or email listed below. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Attn. Shanta Carter
North Gilliam County Health District
EMS Chief of Staff

Special Districts Association of Oregon
PO Box 23879
Tigard, Oregon 97281