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Klamath County, OR-Division Chief-Fire Marshal

KCFD1 is looking for an individual that has the requisite knowledge and skills to lead the Community Risk Reduction Division in providing services to the community. An in-depth knowledge and experience of the administration, management and delivery of modern community risk reduction principles is necessary. The ability to gather and analyze data that leads to quality decisions is critical. A person that is a dynamic leader, excellent communicator, with a proven record of accomplishment in building relationships and teamwork who embraces the local community will be a good fit for this position. Experience in the delivery and management of emergency operations is desirable.
Minimum Qualification
Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that would reflect meeting the qualifications and provide the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Equivalent or additional education, experience, and certifications from other states or agencies may be considered.
Required certifications and licenses must be maintained for the duration of employment.
Associates Degree in Fire Prevention, Fire Science, or closely related field.
IAAI Fire Investigation Technician.
NFPA Fire Officer 2 or equivalent.
NFPA HazMat Awareness Level Responder. NIMS - ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.
ICC Fire Inspector 1 and 2.
Must obtain OSFM Recognition as a Fire Marshal within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess a driver’s license valid in Oregon and maintain a safe driving record throughout the duration of employment. A residency requirement applies to this position. Computer experience with an emphasis in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, databases, Fire/EMS based reporting and staffing programs, and work in a networked environment.
Preferred Qualifications
See Job Description.
Incentives and Benefits
• IDLH: $125.79 per month (must pass an annual “Fit for Duty” physical based upon NFPA 1582).
• Duty Chief Incentive: $238.41 per month.
• Assigned a Fire District vehicle and cell phone.
• Accrued vacation 14 hours a month, sick leave (8 hours a month), PTO (4 hours a month), personal leave (40 hours a year), nine paid holidays.
• 100% premium paid by the district for family medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance.
• HRA-VEBA: $2995-$8886 annual contribution depending on health care plan election.
• Oregon PERS member – Employee pays their 6% contribution.
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Compensation: $7962.79-$8823.04/mo
Application Process
Application materials are available at or by emailing A completed
Employment Application (signed), resume, and any other supporting documentation deemed appropriate must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2018, to be considered for the first review. Mail packets to: Klamath County Fire District No. 1 Executive Search, 143 N. Broad St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601 OR email packets to Faxed applications will not be accepted.
Candidates will initially be evaluated based upon qualifications for the position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training demonstrated in the application packet.
Projected Process Dates
• Telephone Interviews: August 30-31, 2018.
• Onsite Assessment Center and Interviews at Klamath County Fire District No. 1: September 19-20, 2018.

The successful candidate will receive a conditional job offer, followed by a drug screen, medical physical, a thorough background investigation, and a psychological examination.
The approximate hire date for this position is November 1, 2018.
In accordance with federal and state laws, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, KCDF1 will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current
employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.