The Administration Department includes the functions of the Fire Chief, Fire Safety Manager, Finance Manager, Executive Assistant, Office Assistant, and other office staffing. The Fire Chief acts as the Chief Executive Officer and provides direction, supervision, coordination, and general support to the District’s overall operations.
Administration supports the District in the achievement of its mission and vision by overseeing areas pertaining to strategic planning, policy development, staffing and personnel management, risk management, and Civil Service. In addition, support is provided to the District’s Board of Directors, Budget Committee members, and the Civil Service Commissioners.
Finance provides financial accounting, budgeting, payroll, benefits, and reporting services for the District along with cash management and investments, fixed asset management, contract management, and strategic financial forecasting. Finance monitors all department budget activity and assures compliance with Oregon Local Budget Law.
The Fire Safety Manager is responsible for the District’s community risk and fire prevention. This position is a half-time position and is largely supplemented from volunteers in the community through the Fire Corps, and a volunteer Public Education Coordinator. The Administration Department works very closely with the other departments to provide human resource support, website administration, and legal, fiscal, and insurance compliance as well as public information dissemination.