Volunteer Pension Board Member
Volunteer Pension Board Member
Work with Purpose. Serve with Pride.
To decide all questions of eligibility for membership, service credits and benefits (application) and determine the amount, manner and time of payment of any benefits under the system (retirement).
The Board meetings are determined by when new hires are brought into the organization and when retirements take place. Based on the past 12 months, there has been approximately 10 meetings that ranged from 15 minutes to 1 hour per meeting. The term for this new Board Member volunteer is a commitment of four (4) years with a start date of January 1, 2020 and an end date of December 31, 2023.
Northwest Fire District Administration Building, 5225 W. Massingale Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743.
Resident of the community, Northwest Fire District.
Orientation and Training:
The Local Pension Board Secretary or designee will provide Orientation and Training prior to the first Pension Board Meeting. NORTHWEST FIRE DISTRICT
Basic Structure of the Board:
The Board consists of five (5) members, who two (2) of these members serve as Chair, Vice-Chair, and there is a Local Board Secretary who is not a member of the Board.
How the members come into their roles as Board Members is through appointment and election. The clerk of the Governing Board is appointed to the Pension Board and serves as the Chair, two (2) elected members from the Northwest Fire District active membership (Public Safety Personnel Retirement System), two (2) residents of the community (with one  having personnel administration experience) who are appointed by the Governing Board to the Pension Board.
What We Offer
Paid Time Off (22 days accrual first year of employment)
Ten (10) Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement (after the first year of employment)
Professional Development Opportunities
|Employer Sponsored||Shared Contributions||Voluntary|
|Medical - Qualified High Deductible Health Plan||Dental - Two Plans (to include orthodontia for Adults & Children)||Life Insurance (up to $300k, includes spouse)|
|Life Insurance ($50k)||Vision - (to include discounts on Laser Vision Correction)||Accidental Death & Dismemberment may include dependents (up to $300k)|
|Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($50k)|
and Accident Travel Plan ($250k)
|Two Retirement Plans offered - Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) OR Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) dependent on eligibility.||Accident with or without Disability may include dependents (includes a Wellness Rider)|
|Short-Term Disability (up to $1k/per week)||Non-Suppression Long-Term Disability||Critical Illness with a Cancer Rider
may include spouse
|Post Employment Health Plan (qualified health expenses)||Deferred Compensation for Retirement|
|Employee Assistance Program (EAP)||Flexible Spending Accounts (health/daycare expenses)|
|Tuition Reimbursement after first year of employment|
The Northwest Fire District is an internationally accredited, award-winning, innovative provider of all-hazards emergency response. We ensure our community receives high-quality and cost-efficient fire, emergency medical, and prevention services. Bordering the City of Tucson and 100 miles south of Phoenix, the Northwest Fire District spans areas of unincorporated Pima County, the majority of the Town of Marana, and touches into areas of the Town of Oro Valley.
The District covers 117,000 residents and 3,500 commercial occupancies over a 140-square mile area. Northwest Fire maintains ten strategically located stations with two new stations slated for construction in the fall of 2018, and two additional stations on the heels of those to keep up with our community’s growth. All of our firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics. We provide advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transportation for the most injured or ill patients within the District and we’ve been designated by the State of Arizona as a premier EMS Provider. In addition to the full spectrum of fire suppression activity, Northwest Fire manages a Hazardous Material Team and a Technical Rescue Team for swift water, confined space, and rugged terrain rescues. We also provide an expansive schedule of community education programs and support progressive fire prevention codes.
More information is available on https://northwestfire.org/about/
If you’re not already familiar with our community, we’re eager to tell you about the amazing people and unique landscapes that make up the Northwest Fire District. If you’re already in-the-know, it’s a great reminder of what makes the place we call home so unique, special, and unforgettably Southwest.
Our District borders Arizona’s second largest city, Tucson, and spans into the communities of Marana and Oro Valley. Between these municipalities and the areas of unincorporated Pima County that we protect are a variety of urban, suburban, rural and undeveloped wilderness expanses that make up our jurisdiction. The areas where we work include modern, fast-paced and innovative cityscapes as well as undeveloped landscapes that are steeped in culture and history. Both perspectives present scenic views of populated or open spaces found in the deserts of Arizona. We have an amazing mix of high-level business professionals intertwined with genuine cowboys and cowgirls in dust-covered boots and hats.
In addition to the neighborhoods, schools, and businesses where we keep watch, we also protect vast stretches of I-10, the Union Pacific Railroad, Marana Regional Airport, and hiking trails that wander through the Saguaros and traverse into the mountains. Our residents and visitors are sports enthusiasts, high-end shoppers, stargazers, bird watchers, little league coaches, cuisine coinsurers, homemakers, adventure seekers, college kids, retirees and everything in between. Whatever their “thing” is, they all seem to appreciate our Southwest sunsets that are second to none.
There’s so much more to say about our community, but in short, we believe we have it all. What’s more… there’s so much that we know can only be found right here in our backyard. You can read more about the many areas in and around Northwest Fire District through the links below: