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Occupational Report for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (33-1021) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

Employment Outlook for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers There are 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Engine Module Supervisor (Engine Director) 4/1/14 Madras DOE
Job Openings from the Web for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 2 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 2 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Shift Commander-working 8/22/14 Salem Rural Metro
ENGINE BOSS 7/17/14 Aurora
State of Oregon License Information for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $24.16 $28.53 $37.50 $44.36 $52.04 $36.75 $76,427
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 23.57 24.70 26.35 28.15 30.55 26.73 55,608
Multnomah / Washington 34.51 39.00 42.97 47.69 55.23 43.20 89,861
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 17.04 25.16 32.46 36.82 45.22 31.68 65,907
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 24.80 27.29 31.80 36.26 46.83 33.48 69,644
Lane 29.08 35.42 40.65 44.92 50.81 39.71 82,607
Douglas 24.43 26.43 33.25 50.71 55.47 37.51 78,022
Coos / Curry 25.31 27.80 31.78 35.81 40.43 31.92 66,408
Jackson / Josephine 24.44 28.72 41.29 49.87 55.08 39.31 81,761
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 24.95 26.46 37.71 43.24 47.21 35.55 73,943
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 25.27 30.18 34.60 41.26 46.27 35.38 73,581
Klamath / Lake 33.05 36.28 40.77 43.25 45.50 39.68 82,547
Morrow / Umatilla 26.75 35.17 40.56 44.69 50.06 39.19 81,502
Clackamas 30.29 32.52 36.24 51.19 58.26 40.38 83,989
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,104 1,211 107 9.7% 11 47 58
Multnomah / Washington 266 293 27 10.2% 3 11 14
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 118 124 6 5.1% 1 5 6
Lane 113 125 12 10.6% 1 5 6
Clackamas 99 109 10 10.1% 1 4 5
Jackson / Josephine 89 96 7 7.9% 1 4 5
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 66 71 5 7.6% 0 3 3
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 59 63 4 6.8% 0 2 2
Klamath / Lake 53 58 5 9.4% 0 2 2
Morrow / Umatilla 26 27 1 3.8% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 19 20 1 5.3% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 16 17 1 6.2% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16 17 1 6.2% 0 1 1
Douglas 15 17 2 13.3% 0 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 13 13 0 0.0% 0 1 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 8 8 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,104
Total All Industries Private 27
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 19
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry Private 19
Support Activities for Forestry Private 19
Total All Industries Federal 11
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 11
Total All Industries State 61
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 61
Total All Industries Local 1,004
Transportation and Warehousing Local 10
Support Activities for Transportation Local 10
Support Activities for Air Transportation Local 10
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 994
Educational Requirements for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. Up to five years of related work experience is commonly considered necessary for this occupation. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
  • Administer Fire Regulations
  • Analyze Evidence
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Building Codes And Specifications
  • Apply Emergency Management Principles
  • Apply Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Apply Fire Suppression Techniques
  • Apply Knowledge Of Building Materials
  • Apply Knowledge Of Building Structures
  • Apply Knowledge Of Fire Codes
  • Apply Knowledge Of Hazardous Disposal Techniques
  • Apply Knowledge Of Ventilation Systems
  • Apply Knowledge Of Water Systems
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Conduct Employment Interviews
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Coordinate Employee Continuing Education Programs
  • Determine Safe Capacity For Public Buildings
  • Develop Staffing Plan
  • Direct Fire Suppression Activities
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Formulate And Enforce Regulations For The Storage Of Combustibles And Explosives
  • Gather Physical Evidence
  • Hire And Dismiss Employees
  • Impose Restrictions
  • Inspect Structures To Ensure They Meet Safety Regulations
  • Investigate And Resolve Customer Problems
  • Make Presentations
  • Manage Community Relations Programs
  • Manage Personnel And Human Resources
  • Operate Emergency Fire And Rescue Equipment And Vehicles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Perform Cpr
  • Practice Emergency Fire Fighting And Rescue Preparedness Procedures
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Promote Fire Prevention
  • Provide First Aid
  • Provide Training To Employees
  • Purchase Equipment And Supplies
  • Read Maps
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Respond To Personnel Problems And Grievances
  • Schedule Work Hours
  • Supervise Employees
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use And Maintain Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Use And Maintain Fire Suppression Equipment
  • Use Forest Fire Protection Methods
  • Use Rescue Procedures
  • Verify Investigative Information
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 962-3672
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Western Oregon University
345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Phone: (503) 838-8000
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Rogue Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives 40%
Fire Inspectors And Investigators 39%
First-Line Supervisors Of Protective Service Workers, All Other 38%
Firefighters 38%
First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 35%
Forest Fire Inspectors And Prevention Specialists 34%