Capt Craig Freeman

Oregon Deputy State Fire Marshal – District 12



  • Deputy State Fire Marshal – District 12 – OSP21-0055 (e)

    Deadline EXTENDED

    Roseburg | OSP | Area Command

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  • Initial Posting Date: 03/24/2021
    Application Deadline: 04/28/2021
    Agency: OSP Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
    Salary Range: $6,790 – $8,588
    Position Type: Employee
    Position Title: Deputy State Fire Marshal – District 12 – OSP21-0055 (e)

    Job Description:
    OSP Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
    Division: Fire Life Safety Services
    Salary Range: $6,790.00 – $8,588.00 monthly
    Announcement Number: OSP21-0055 (e)
    Position Classification: Deputy State Fire Marshal
    Position Title: Deputy State Fire Marshal
    Location: District 12 – Roseburg

    Overview of the Recruitment

    This position is for a competent and credible professional who is knowledgeable in fire code interpretation/enforcement, fire cause investigation and fire prevention education. This position is located in District 12, Roseburg Oregon. Live where you work and play where you live! Do you enjoy the outdoors and prefer to have the ability to travel to the coast or to the mountains for a weekend hike? Roseburg is the prefect location for any candidate looking to re-locate to a city near all your favorite outdoor activities. Fish the beautiful Umpqua River, explore the sandy beaches on the Oregon coastline or enjoy a serene hike on one of the many local trails. The incumbent in this position will have the advantage of not only having the opportunity to build relationships with local community members but also be able to explore their amazing Oregon surroundings; making this the perfect work/life balance for any incumbent that loves the outdoors.

    Overview of the Position

    The incumbent will oversee, coordinate and provide fire and life safety code interpretation and enforcement, fire cause investigation and fire prevention education services in an assigned district. This position is a general service district deputy. In this position, the qualified candidate will independently make decisions on a variety of situations such as granting state licensing to a variety of care occupancies, decide the degree of fire and life safety code enforcement necessary, assess and provides fire prevention along with fire investigation assistance and training needs to local/state agencies.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Five years of full-time fire service experience. This must include two years of full-time code enforcement and one year of fire cause investigation.

    An Associate’s degree in fire prevention, fire science or related fire service field may substitute for up to two years of the required experience but will not substitute for the three years of code enforcement and fire cause investigation experience.

    A Bachelor’s degree in fire service administration or fire protection, fire science, or closely related fire service field may substitute for up to two years of the required experience but will not substitute for the three years of code enforcement and fire cause investigation experience.

    Requires possession of a valid Oregon Driver License.

    To comply with OAR 837-039-0110, you must have or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of employment:

    • NFPA Fire Investigator Certification or equivalent

    • NFPA Fire Instructor I Certification or equivalent

    • NFPA Fire Inspector 2 Certification or equivalent

    • International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector 2 certification

    • International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner

    Preferred Skills:

    • Demonstrated ability to independently determine the needs of the assigned work area and determine a work schedule to address those needs.

    • Demonstrated ability to independently interpret and apply fire codes and fire laws to local jurisdictions and the community.

    • Demonstrated experience and ability to independently validate fire cause and origin determinations and ensure the integrity and legal significance of fire evidence.

    • Demonstrated high level, public speaking communication abilities in various complex environments.

    • Demonstrated leadership or fire officer experience as a collaborator and facilitator with programs, processes, and in emergency situations both independently and with a team.

    • Demonstrated ability in significant conflict resolution scenarios to produce successful outcomes while maintaining a professional demeanor.

    • Demonstrated ability to successfully operate in both high stress and high responsibility environments.

    • Certified NFPA Fire Investigator or equivalent.

    • Certified NFPA Fire Inspector 1 or equivalent.

    Instructions for Applying

    Cover Letter and Resume required

    You must submit a resume demonstrating your experience as it relates to the minimum qualifications for the position. In addition to a resume you must submit a cover letter – no more than two pages in length – addressing how you meet the preferred skills for this position. Failure to attach a resume addressing the minimum qualifications and a cover letter addressing the preferred skills will result in disqualification of your application.  Please submit these documents in either MS Word or PDF format.  Documents submitted in formats other than MS Word or PDF will not be reviewed and will result in disqualification of your application. The selection process consists of a review of your materials and an evaluation of your experience, education, preferred skills, and training.  Please note that your submission will also be evaluated for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

    To request a copy of the position description, please email your request to and reference Recruitment #OSP21-0055 (e) – Deputy State Fire Marshal – District 12.


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    About the Agency

    The Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. We enforce the traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigate and solve crimes, conduct post-mortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provide background checks and law enforcement data. We regulate gaming, the handling of hazardous materials and fire codes, and educate the public on fire safety and enforce fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. Learn more about OSP here.

    About the Division

    The Fire & Life Safety Division is mandated by law to perform duties to enhance fire and life safety for the citizens of Oregon. The Division directs and coordinates fire investigations, fire and life safety inspections, institutional occupancy fire prevention and Federal Medicare-Medicaid certification surveys.

    The Division ensures compliance with fire and life safety standards for federal funding of health care facilities; State Fire Code adoption and maintenance; analyzing and recommending adoption of and modifications to the Oregon Structural Specialty, One- and two-family dwelling, and mechanical codes. Additional tasks of the Branch are code enforcement and consultation functions concerning the adequate egress from all public buildings to assure the protection of all places where large numbers of persons work, live or congregate.

    The Division also leads the agency’s exempt jurisdictions program, developing and ensuring compliance with exemption rules and managing the program’s administrative functions.

    You will oversee, coordinate and provide fire and life safety code interpretation and enforcement, fire cause investigation, and fire prevention education services in an assigned district. This position also responds to all large-scale hazard emergencies across the state as needed.  This position is a general service district deputy.

    Additional Information

    This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.  Our top priorities during this public health crisis are employee health and the ability to meet our essential responsibilities.  We are taking safety precautions while continuing our business operations in order to keep employees safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  All positions are evaluated for suitability for telework and some may not qualify. As a result, some positions are unable to fully telework and may require being on-site for extended periods. At a minimum, the employee’s work is conducted on site during the trial service (training) period.  The final determination will be made upon successful completion of the trial service period.

    The State of Oregon offers full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and multiple paid holidays a year. If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!

    For existing State of Oregon employees: Prior to applying you should ensure all sections of your Workday Job History page is accurate and complete.  This information is utilized during the pay equity analysis phase. Please monitor your Workday account, as communications will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit additional information after initial application.

    Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility. US Armed Forces Veterans wishing to claim veterans’ preference must attach their Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214) or letter indicating service-connected compensation with their memorandum. Please note – if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied. For more information on veterans’ preference points is available here

    Communication:  You must have a valid e-mail address to apply. All communication regarding your application and status will be done electronically. To ensure clear communication, please unfilter emails from

    Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.

    After you apply: Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section. Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.

    Background check:  Prior to being offered a position, finalists must pass a fingerprint-based security/criminal record background check, and some higher-level positions may include a thorough background investigation.  Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude appointment. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

    Pay Equity: As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005 Pay Equity. We do not discriminate on the

    basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education.

    Please visit here for more information.

    Work Authorization: The Oregon Department of State Police does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. If you are the successful candidate you must present your I-9 acceptable documents for employment verification.

    If you have questions or require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may contact Human Resources by email at

    The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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