Full-Time Battalion Chief


Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District


Position: Battalion Chief/ Paramedic

Salary:  $66,708 – $81,756 Annually

Benefits: PERS paid by employer, Medical and dental premiums 90%

paid by employer with optional employer paid VEBA,

employer match for deferred compensation up to 2.5% of annual salary        

Closing Date: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Sweet Home Fire:


Sweet Home Fire serves a population of roughly 19,000 citizens within a fire district that spans 152 square miles and an ambulance service area of 971 square miles.  The district responds to about 2,800 fire and EMS calls annually.  We are a combination department made up of 11 full-time line staff, 10 part-time line staff, a Fire Chief, an Administrative Assistant, and approximately 40 volunteers.


Position Summary:


The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District is testing to fill a vacant Battalion Chief position.  The position is a full-time, shift position working 24 hours on and 48 hours off.  This position supervises duty personnel and responds on emergencies in many capacities.  The Battalion Chief on duty functions as the Incident Commander on a variety of different emergencies including structure fires and technical rescues.  Battalion Chiefs also function in the role of firefighter, apparatus operator, company officer, and Paramedic on a transporting ambulance.


Minimum Qualifications:


  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent
  2. Two year college degree in fire science or EMS or equivalent training
  3. Must have been in possession of a valid driver’s license for three years without record of suspension or revocation
  4. Must pass a physical exam, mandatory drug screen test and a criminal background history check
  5. Three years experience as a paid full-time company officer or Six years experience as a volunteer company officer
  6. Must possess the following current certifications:
    1. Current state of Oregon Paramedic license, by date of hire
    2. NFPA Firefighter 2
    3. NFPA Apparatus equipped with Fire Pump (AO)
    4. NFPA Operations Level Responder (HazMat)
    5. NFPA Fire Instructor 1
    6. Fire Ground Leader
    7. Single Resource Engine Boss


Preferred Qualifications:


  1. Task Force Leader or above
  2. Fire Officer 1 or above
  3. NFPA Rope Rescue
  4. NFPA Surface Water Rescue
  5. NFPA Swiftwater Rescue
  6. NFPA Apparatus Equipped with an Aerial Device

How to Apply


Applications may be obtained:

-On our website at sweethomefire.org

-From the business office at 1099 Long Street in Sweet Home

-By calling (541) 367-5882

-By email jmayfield@sweethomefire.org


Applications, essay questions, and resumes must be mailed or hand delivered to 1099 Long Street Sweet Home OR 97386. 

All documents must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday November 27th, 2017



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Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance

In an emergency, please call 911.

1099 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR, 97386