Capt Craig Freeman

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) – Defensible Space Program Coordinator

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Position Title:

Defensible Space Program Coordinator / Operations & Policy Analyst 2

Job Description:

The Oregon State Police, Office of State Fire Marshal in Salem, Oregon is hiring for one (1) Full-Time, Permanent Operations & Policy Analyst 2 position.

If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, or to request a copy of the position description, please contact and reference REQ-94235.

What will you do?

You will be responsible for identifying and developing long-range plans, goals, objectives and milestones related to the development, implementations, administration and maintenance of the Oregon Defensible Space Program to support a network of over 300 fire departments across Oregon. You will be consistently applying and interpreting the WUI code to improve wildfire resiliency by removing or reducing the risk to communities and first responders. You will maintain the role as liaison with the public, related state agencies, and fire service organizations.

In addition, you may be utilized for the development implementation, administration, and maintenance of other projects for the FLSD as needed. You will participate in FLSD program and policy analysis, policy management, project management, and supports the coordination of various FLSD program functions. You will support and monitor legislative activity for the FLSD, review bills, and work with division staff to evaluate impact to programs and operations.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Minimum Qualifications (these must be addressed in your resume for full consideration):

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification

Note: If you are selected to move forward in the selection process, you must provide official transcripts from all institutions of higher education that were used in the award of your degree.

Preferred Skills (these must be addressed in your cover letter for full consideration):

  • Experience working for or supporting an emergency services agency, preferably a fire organization.
  • Familiarity with the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), Defensible Space, and other wildfire preparedness concepts.
  • Demonstrated program planning, development, and implementation experience.
  • Demonstrated high level, public speaking communication abilities in various complex environments.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with technology-based systems utilized for GIS, mapping, and data visualization.
  • Experience with implementing improvements in systems, policies, and procedures.

How to Apply:

  • Apply in Workday by the deadline listed above, failure to submit your application by 11:59PM of the above listed date will result in automatic disqualification of your application.
  • 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.
  • Please only attach documents that are requested in this posting. Any additional documents that are submitted at this stage, will not be reviewed.
  • After applying be sure that you answer the questionnaires related to citizenship and Veteran’s Preference points. In order to receive Veteran’s Preference points, this is a required questionnaire.

Additional Information & Benefits:

The salary listed is the non-PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

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Eligible Veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources, or call Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. NOTE: If requesting Veterans’ preference, please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.

OSP does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet DAS employment eligibility standards.

This position is covered by an AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. Current OSP AFSCME Local 896 and Local 3765 employees who meet the minimum qualifications of this position will be given preference in the selection process. Current OSP employees should refer to the Filling of Vacancies policy for 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.

Helpful Links & Resources:

Learn more about OSP here. View our recruitment video here.

View our competitive benefits package.

Background screening information can be found here.

OSP does not offer Visa Sponsorship. To view information regarding work authorization and acceptable documents for verification, click here.

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Pay Equity Information & Resources

The Oregon State Police is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to Workforce Diversity and Inclusion. At Oregon State Police, our Mission is to serve the State of Oregon with a diverse workforce dedicated to the protection of people, property and natural resources. Our values are Honor, Loyalty, Dedication, Compassion and Integrity.

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