Search & Rescue Coordinator

Search & Rescue Coordinator

Lane County | Eugene, OR, 97403, US
Salary Range:$46,000 – $63,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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About the Position

This is a fully performing professional level in the assigned field or discipline requiring specialized technical skills and a solid knowledge of principles and practices in the program area. Incumbents have professional responsibility for coordinating program activities; serving as a liaison and/or advocate to internal/external customers; and assisting in program policy and procedure development, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines, and/or contract management. Incumbents may have formal supervisory responsibilities over professional, technical and/or support staff.

About the Division

Lane County is in the top 3 busiest counties in the state for SAR with an average of nearly 200 missions per year. The mission of SAR within Lane County is to ensure proper resources are available in the form of trained volunteers, appropriate equipment, and professional leadership to perform the duties of search, rescue, and recovery in a safe and timely manner. This position will report to the SAR Program Manager of the Lane County Sheriff's Office and duties will include preparing for and responding to SAR missions and related emergencies including the development, training, and supervision of volunteers, performance of emergency medical services and technical rescue, managing searches, and maintaining equipment. This position will also assist the Emergency Manager with the implementation of Lane County's Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Schedule:Monday Friday; 8:00am 5:00pm; may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays

*This is a non-represented position*


Bachelors Degree in related field


Three years of progressively responsible experience related to area assigned, including lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

*Some positions may require a Master's Degree specific to area assigned*

Licensing Requirements:

  • Oregon Driver's License;
  • Professional licensure or certification related to the area assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wilderness Search & Rescue experience

  • Experience with leadership of volunteers in the public safety setting

  • EMT or higher level of pre-hospital emergency care provider

  • NFPA Rope Rescue Technician or equivalent certification or experience
    Wildland Firefighting certification or experience

Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.


Employment for Search and Rescue Coordinator is contingent upon successful completion of:
Pre-Employment background check.
Interview: All eligible candidates will be contacted by phone to schedule a date and time for an interview. You must pass the interview in order to continue in the hiring process.
Background Investigation: A thorough background investigation will be conducted which may include a psychological examination, an evaluation with a psychologist, and a medical examination with a drug screen and TB test. You must pass the background investigation in order to continue in the hiring process.

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Lane County Sheriff's Office examples of Minimum Standards and Disqualifying Factors

Rejection for employment with our department does not preclude an applicant from applying for another position of employment with Lane County.