Fire Chief

Lebanon Fire District

Location: Lebanon, OR

Salary:  $138,815 - $153,427

Located at the edge of the Cascade Mountain foothills in the Mid-Willamette Valley in stunning northwest Oregon, the Lebanon Fire District is a combination career and volunteer organization that provides 134 square miles of fire protection and 416 square miles of EMS protection in and around the City of Lebanon. Conveniently located near major highways and airports, the area boasts a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation, and scenic drives to some of the most dynamic destinations in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Coast, Oregon Wine Country, and the Portland metro area.

Governed by a five-member Board of Directors elected at large, the Lebanon Fire District (LFD) is a fire and emergency services agency organized as a rural fire protection district under Oregon state law. LFD is an all hazards fire department and responds to structural and wildland fires, rescues, motor vehicle crashes, emergency medical calls, including operating four transporting ambulances, hazardous materials, and miscellaneous aid calls. The District serves a population of approximately 29,000, including the city of Lebanon. LFD also provides ambulance services to a population of roughly 38,000. The District provides services from five fire stations, two of which are staffed 24 hours per day with full-time personnel, and three of which are staffed by volunteer firefighters. Operating with 43 FTE’s on an annual budget of roughly $13 million, LFD has three divisions: Operations, Fire & Life Safety, and Training, each led by a Division Chief. Administration is led by an Office Administrator.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Fire Chief serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the District and provides executive level leadership to the District and strategic planning support to the Board of Directors in the development of short- and long-range plans and policies to ensure operational readiness, effective administrative programs and financial stability of the District. The Fire Chief is also responsible for the overall direction of the District, the management, planning, organizing, and overseeing all fire suppression, prevention, investigation, emergency medical services, and all administrative functions and technical operations within the District, including planning, policy development, recruitment of personnel, purchase of equipment, preparation of budget estimates, control of expenditures, funding analysis and recommendations, capital program management, and legislative and citizen liaison. The Fire Chief consults with the Board of Directors on the development of policy and planning, and serves as the District’s representative at the city, county, regional, state and federal level.

A bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, management, or other closely related field, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience, with at least 5 years at Battalion Chief or higher level, in a career or combination organization, is required. The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Oregon Class C driver license and possess a driving record that meets the District’s driving standards. The selected candidate must reside within a twenty (20) mile radius of the Main Station within six months of appointment. A master’s degree in leadership, management, business administration or a related field and completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program are preferred.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Lebanon Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 28, 2019 (open until filled).

See Attached: Lebanon Fire Chief Profile

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