Fire Chief

City of Pendleton

Location: Pendleton, OR

The City of Pendleton is currently recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief.   Please see the attached brochure for information about the position, the department, qualifications and other information about this career opportunity.

Applicants must submit their application, along with a cover letter and resume, to the City of Pendleton, Human Resources, at 500 SW Dorion, Pendleton OR 97801 or by the deadline of Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Application forms, job description and further information are available at  The City of Pendleton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

About Pendleton
Located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Pendleton is one of Eastern Oregon’s largest city and prides itself on being a true Western town.  The City of Pendleton is rich in heritage and is home to one of the most notable rodeos in the country, the Pendleton Round-Up, that attracts roughly 50,000 visitors annually.  In addition to the annual rodeo, Pendleton is also famous for its Pendleton Woolen Mills.  The community is an outdoor enthusiast and sportsman’s paradise and boasts hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, and many other recreational activities.  The City of Pendleton also enjoys a thriving arts culture with a wonderful art center, Community Theater, and many historic attractions.  Combined with clean air, good schools, and an active community college, Pendleton is a vibrant and family-friendly community.

About the Department & Position
The City serves a population base of about 17,000 within 22 square miles for fire service and almost 1200 square miles for emergency medical services area.  The department offers a full range of fire suppression, prevention, rescue, hazardous materials, wildland–interface suppression and full emergency medical services for advanced life support and basic life support response and transport services. The combination department has 21 full time career firefighters/paramedics plus reserves, and 3 administrative staff.  In 2018 the department answered 3,093 calls for service.

Salary range: $89,000 to $119,000 DOE. Excellent benefits package includes: medical; dental; vision; retirement; life insurance, and more.

Minimum Qualifications 
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration or a closely related field, and ten (10) years of experience in fire and emergency medical service work, five (5) years of which must have been in a senior management role such as Fire Chief, Deputy Chief or Operations Chief.  Completion of National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program preferred. DPSST Firefighter 1 or NFPA Firefighter 1 required and NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operation required (DPSST/NFPA FF 2 preferred).  Current certification as an EMT-Basic or higher, accredited as NFPA Instructor 1 and Fire Officer 1 certification all required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be certified as an EMT or higher; have no disqualifying criminal history; and be able to meet departmental physical standards.

See Attached: Job Brochure


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