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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Emergency Management Program Manager

Posted: 6/21/2022
Salary: $7,192 - $8,624 per month
Location: Tigard, OR



Are you ready for the next step in your career? Have you been wanting to be in a key role where you are part of charting an organization's safety, emergency management and security practices while working with front-line emergency response and administrative personnel? Then this is the position you have been looking for!

The Emergency Management Program Manager performs emergency management functions to ensure the District is prepared to respond to and recover from major emergencies or disasters. This position ensures coordination of emergency management program with our communities. 
Details on the ideal candidate and recruitment timeline can be found in our recruitment flyer.


Example of Duties

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Develops and maintains the District’s Emergency Operations Plan, budgets and work plans to address short- and long-term needs for Emergency Management Program and Incident Management Teams. Develops, maintains, and implements emergency management related District policy and procedures and portions of the Fire and Rescue Protocols. Assess organizational preparedness. Identify and maintain an inventory list of public and private resources for disaster recovery.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS: Oversees the District’s IMT program and teams, including selection, roster maintenance, coordination of certifications, and managing performance of IMT members and their training.

ANALYSIS: Provides critical analysis for District operations. Identifies threats, analyzes and prioritizes gaps and recommends or implements corrective actions.

NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) COMPLIANCE OFFICER: Serves as District’s NIMS compliance officer. Identifies District compliance objectives. Develops and implements compliance plans in coordination with Training and Operations.

FIRE OPERATIONS CENTER (FOC): Maintains readiness of the District’s FOC and assists Division Chiefs in maintaining Division Headquarters (DHQs); including facility space, equipment and layout, activation and operation policies, procedures, job aids and other reference materials. Develops and maintain staffing pattern for FOC/DHQ use, assigning day staff, identifying and providing necessary training. May serve as an Incident Commander.

INTERAGENCY PLAN COORDINATION: Coordinates the District’s emergency management program by serving as the liaison to state, county and local jurisdictions, along with jurisdictions served by the District, including, but not limited to, creating plans and procedures, coordination of Emergency Operations Centers and the FOC, and joint training and exercises.

INCIDENT EXERCISES: Develops and executes District-wide exercise program. Prepares corrective action plans related to exercises and actual incidents. Develops and recommends Incident Command System (ICS) and other training for the Incident Management Team and FOC operations. Develops and delivers orientation training for all new day staff in ICS, District emergency operations, FOC purpose and functions, workplace security, and District expectations of all employees before, during and after disasters.

PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION RESOURCES: Develops and maintains emergency preparedness education content and web-based resources for District staff and the public. Monitors weather provides updates and plans surge deployments with Operations.

SECURITY POLICY AND PROCEDURE: Coordinate and communicate directly with various levels of law enforcement (LE) for security and anti- terrorism domains. Serves as TVF&R point of contact with local LE for Suspicious Activity Reporting in partnership with Operations. Develops recommendations on District security, including policy and procedures, employee guidance, training, reference materials, and coordination with multiple divisions.

Please refer to the job description for further information and details on the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. 




Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public safety, public administration, or related field.


Four (4) years of experience in emergency management working in a city, county, regional or state emergency management position within the last eight (8) years, including experience in Emergency Operations Center functions using NIMS and ICS. Additional emergency response experience preferred.

Certified Emergency Manager preferred.

Position Specific Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of emergency management phases, disaster planning principles and the interface with federal, state, county and local jurisdictions served by the District. 
  • Ability to make decisions directing emergency management functions during emergency situations.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Emergency Operations Center functions, NIMS, and Incident Command System.
  • Proficiency in, and ability to, develop and conduct effective Incident Command System and emergency management training.
  • General understanding of tactical operations of fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services is preferred. 
  • Ability to motivate and coordinate teams, committees, and individuals inside and outside the organization.

Please refer to the job description for further information and details on the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. 


Supplemental Information

The selection process will comprise of a minimum qualification review, Sparkhire one-way video interview and an on-site panel interview and skills demonstration.


How to apply:

Please apply on our website:


Tentative timeline:

Applications accepted through* July 5

Onsite panel interview and skills demonstration
 July 18

Anticipated start
 August 2022

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



The monthly salary range within a step system for this position is $7,192- $9,729 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 $7,192 - $8,624 per month.* The maximum of $9,729 can be attained after five years contingent on performance.  

*Salary range effective July 1, 2022.

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 and 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.