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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Community Affairs Specialist

Posted: 7/7/2022
Salary: $4,660 - $6,305 per month
Location: Tigard, OR


Are you looking to bring TVF&R’s mission of compassion and professionalism to our community? We are looking for someone who thrives on implementing strategic initiatives that make our communities safer for years to come to join our team of Community Affairs Specialists.  


As our Community Affairs Specialist, you can expect to: 

  • Engage with public stakeholders on District strategic initiatives 
  • Plan and coordinate community and public education events 
  • Design and manage content for events, education, and promotional products 
  • Represent the District in various assigned committees and community groups 
  • Evaluate existing programs for efficiency and effectiveness  


Details on what the ideal candidate brings to the team can be found in the recruitment flyer.


Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the posting may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.


Example of Duties

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Public Relations 
  • Event Coordination 
  • Event and Instruction Responsibilities 
  • District Representation 
  • Content and Material Design 
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Record Keeping 


For a complete description of each of these areas of responsibility, as well as the secondary functions, we invite you to review the job description.




  • Associate degree required. Bachelor’s degree in education, public relations, or related field preferred. 


  • Two years’ experience with primary responsibilities that demonstrates public-facing interaction required. 
  • Experience involving event coordination, communications, and/or public outreach, instruction and/or public education, experience preferred.  

Position-Specific Requirements 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage demands of multiple projects with varied timelines, personnel, and sensitivities. Willingness to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments. 
  • Able to effectively break down work into process steps, develop schedules and task/people assignments, and anticipate and adjust for unanticipated circumstances. 
  • Ability to advance the Fire District’s mission by clearly and concisely communicating a variety of topics, including the ability to express complex subjects in simple terms. 
  • Ability to maneuver through complex situations effectively, demonstrating sensitivity to how people and organizations function. 
  • Ability to effectively represent District programs and services to community members and address and resolve their concerns. 
  • Ability to use one or more software applications to modify printed and electronic collateral materials, including web content for internal and external platforms. 


For additional information on the requirements for this position, we invite you to review the job description.


Supplemental Information

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the posting may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.

The selection process will comprise of a minimum qualification review and an on-site panel interview and skills assessment/demonstration.  


The monthly salary range within a step system for this position is $4,660 - $6,305 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on a candidate's bona fide factor analysis in accordance with the District's pay equity system and the Oregon Equal Pay Act and will be in the range of $4,660 - $5,587 per month. The maximum of $6,305 can be attained after five years contingent on performance.    

TVF&R evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please be sure to thoroughly answer the application's supplemental questions to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience and qualifications. To reduce barriers to entry, TVF&R evaluates an applicant's work history and responses to these supplemental questions rather than requiring cover letters and resumes.   

Veteran's Preference:  
It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214 long form clearly showing discharge status) with the application submission by the closing date of the posting.   


Work Location:   

The location for this position is the Command Business Operations Center, located in Tigard, OR.    

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue strives to provide exceptional internal and external customer service. To ensure a collaborative and supportive environment with both the public we serve and our coworkers, employees perform their work on-site at the assigned work location.

TVF&R is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe, profession, and high-performance service.