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Occupational Report for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists (33-2022) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

Employment Outlook for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much smaller than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much lower 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.

Due to few projected job openings in this occupation, reasonable employment opportunities do not exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists There are no openings for this occupation.
Job Openings from the Web for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 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 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Fire Camp Support Temporary 6/4/14 Bend
State of Oregon License Information for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $19.68 $21.03 $21.53 $21.54 $39.36 $23.64 $49,175
Jackson / Josephine 14.25 20.85 21.04 21.53 22.25 20.64 42,919
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 64 69 5 7.8% 0 2 2
Jackson / Josephine 21 22 1 4.8% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 11 12 1 9.1% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 8 9 1 12.5% 0 0 0
Lane 8 8 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 7 7 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 5 5 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clackamas 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Multnomah / Washington 1 1 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 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 64
Total All Industries State 35
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 35
Total All Industries Local 18
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 18
Educational Requirements for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with an Associate'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 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
  • Administer Fire Regulations
  • Analyze Evidence
  • Apply Fire Investigation Techniques
  • Apply Fire Suppression Techniques
  • Apply Knowledge Of Fire Codes
  • Conduct Fire Hazard Inspections
  • Direct Fire Suppression Activities
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Gather Physical Evidence
  • Impose Restrictions
  • Judge Terrain Conditions For Vehicle And Equipment Operation
  • Make Presentations
  • Monitor Weather Data Such As Wind Direction, Humidity, Lightening, Or Temperature
  • Operate And Maintain Inspection Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Emergency Fire And Rescue Equipment And Vehicles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Promote Fire Prevention
  • Provide First Aid
  • Read Maps
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Use And Maintain Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Use And Maintain Fire Suppression Equipment
  • Use Forest Fire Protection Methods
  • Use Geographic Coordinates To Dispatch Emergency Vehicles
  • Use Gis Software
  • Verify Investigative Information
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Write Technical Documents Or Reports
Schools and Training Providers for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 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.

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 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
Fire Inspectors And Investigators 58%
First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers 34%
Firefighters 31%