Employment Opportunities 

  1. Fire Chief 
  2. Administrative Assistant/Information Analyst
  3. Patrol Officer
  4. Police Lieutenant
FIRE CHIEF:
The beautiful City of Baker City is seeking its next Fire Chief to lead the Baker City Fire Department. Located in the valley between the scenic Elkhorn Mountains and the Eagle Cap Mountains, Baker City offers the finest in small city living and work environments. Baker City provides families a vibrant and affordable place to live and play. 

The Baker City Fire Department employs 17 full-time career staff and 14 paid on-call volunteers. The Baker City Fire Department responds to approximately 2,000 calls a year with a response area just under 3,000 square miles. The Baker City Fire Department is seeking a Chief that is a seasoned professional to provide administrative leadership, assist the City Council with strategic planning, and work in partnership with the City Manager to provide the highest quality of service to the community and serve as the technical advisor to the City on disaster management and EMS issues. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, polished communication abilities, and an open, approachable leadership style to be able to form partnerships and connect with people at all levels. The City is looking for a leader who is capable of garnering the respect of the staff as well as that of the public; someone who is committed to creating a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and trust throughout the organization and community. The Fire Chief should be a professional command level fire officer, and should have extensive knowledge in fire suppression, emergency medical services, and rescue and emergency management along with the understanding of the complexities involved with the operation of a combination fire department.  

Qualifications: An Associate’s Degree with major coursework in Fire Science, Public Administration or Business Administration is required. However, a combination of education and experience will be considered at the sole discretion of the City. In addition, eight (8) years of progressive responsibility in firefighting/ems experience is also required.  

Salary: Salary range is $5,633-$6,339/month DOE with merit increases, and a comprehensive benefits package including contribution to PERs.

Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to Julie Smith, Human Resources Manager. Apply by September 14, 2018 4:00 PST. Confidential inquiries are welcome at 541-524-2033; detailed brochure available under the sidebar to the right.

Management Assistant/Information Analyst - The Baker City Public Works Department is seeking a self-motivated, organized professional for the position of Management Assistant/Information Analyst.  As support staff to the Director and Supervisors, performs a variety of routine and complex clerical and secretarial work, coordinating projects as assigned, keeping official records, and providing administrative support to the Director and other Supervisors as necessary.  This position is required to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment, assisting other personnel and/or departments as necessary.
As Information Analyst has the responsibility for analyzing department budgetary, compliance, project or other data as requested by the Director or Supervisors and preparing appropriate spreadsheets, reports or graphs.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have two years’ experience in office and secretarial work; training in secretarial and office practices and personal computers; proficient in Microsoft Office, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Applicant must be able to pass typing test at 50 wpm net.  Bachelor of Business Administration preferred.  Full-time: 40 hours per week. 

Salary: $3,000-$3,511 per month DOQ. This is a non-union benefited position.

Apply: Position closes September 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. To apply return an application to Julie Smith, Human Resource Manager, at juliesmith@bakercity.com, through mail PO Box 650 Baker City, OR 97814 or in person at City Hall, Suite 205 1655 1st Street Baker City, OR 97814.   




LATERAL PATROL OFFICER:
Characteristics:  Works on rotating shifts to perform patrol and/or investigation work to serve public, enforce laws, prevent crime, and protect life and property, in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.  See attached job description for complete listing of duties. Baker City Police Department seeks to hire one or two lateral officers from this recruitment. 
Salary Range: $4,277-$5,061/month. 3% intermediate and 5% advanced certificate pay offered, 1% ORPAT incentive pay and longevity pay incentives.  Lateral candidates may be placed in the salary range D.O.E. In addition, vision, dental and medical insurance and retirement are added benefits. 
Bonus Pay: A competitive signing bonus and relocation costs may be provided to the selected candidate(s). 
Minimum qualifications: Meet all DPSST standard minimum qualifications for police officer.  Must possess basic certification from DPSST or certified in current State and successfully passed a field training evaluation program; pass a complete background check and psychological exam.  Must be at least 21 years of age.
How to apply/questions: To receive an application packet, please go to www.bakercity.com or contact Julie Smith, Human Resources, Baker City Hall, 1655 First Street, PO Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814, phone # (541) 524-2033 email: juliesmith@bakercity.com. 
Open Until Filled.
Selection Process:  Certified police officers may be invited for an interview followed up with a Chief’s interview. If selected, candidate must pass a complete background check and psychological exam.

RECRUIT PATROL OFFICER:

Characteristics:  Works on rotating shifts to perform patrol and/or investigation work to serve public, enforce laws, prevent crime, and protect life and property, in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.  See attached job description for complete listing of duties. Baker City Police Department seeks to hire one or two lateral officers from this recruitment. 
Salary Range: $4,277-$5,061/month. 3% intermediate and 5% advanced certificate pay offered, 1% ORPAT incentive pay and longevity pay incentives. 
Minimum qualifications: Meet all DPSST standard minimum qualifications for police officer.  Must possess basic certification from DPSST or certified in current State and successfully passed a field training evaluation program; pass a complete background check and psychological exam.  Must be at least 21 years of age.
How to apply/questions: To receive an application packet, please go to www.bakercity.com or contact Julie Smith, Human Resources, Baker City Hall, 1655 First Street, PO Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814, phone # (541) 524-2033 email: juliesmith@bakercity.com. 
First Review of Applications: September 14, 2018
Selection Process:  Qualified applicants will be invited to a physical agility and written testing process. Applicants must receive a 75% or better on any exam in order to be considered for the position.  Applicants who pass the physical agility test will continue with the written test. Must pass ORPAT within a minimum of 5:30. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the first round of the interviewing process. Certified Police Officers, depending on experience, may advance directly to the interview process.

POLICE LIEUTENANT:
Characteristics
:  Supervises all sworn officers in the patrol of the community, enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, life and property protection; acts as training officer and crime prevention officer; performs in personnel administration capacity; acts in capacity of the police chief in the absence of the chief.  
Salary Range: $4,800-$5,617/month. Lateral candidates may be placed in the salary range D.O.E. In addition, vision, dental and medical insurance and retirement are added benefits. 
Relocation Pay: Competitive relocation costs may be provided to the selected candidate. 
Minimum qualifications: Associates degree or vocational school training in police sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a closely related field; certified police officer of the State of Oregon or certified in current state; completion of supervisor DPSST course within 1 year of appointment; minimum of seven years of police experience, to include three years of supervisory experience;  or any combination of experience and educational training that demonstrates provision of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the position description. 
How to apply/questions: To receive an application packet, please go to www.bakercity.com or contact Julie Smith, Human Resources, Baker City Hall, 1655 First Street, PO Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814, phone # (541) 524-2033 email: juliesmith@bakercity.com. 
First Review of Applications: Applications will be reviewed as they are received; open until filled.
Selection Process:  Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; post offer background check, physical exam, and drug test; other job related tests may be required. 











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