Firefighter: Clackamas Fire District Oregon Deadline: February 16, 2016

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Deadline: February 16, 2016

Salary: $2,368.67 Semi-Monthly, $56,847.99 Annually

Job Description:







General Statement of Duties

Performs firefighting, first aid or paramedic assistance, medical transportation and fire prevention duties. May drive firefighting apparatus and medic units to the scene of an emergency and/or hospital. May operate equipment at a fire or medical scene; extinguishes fires and saves lives and property.

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction and supervision of the company officer who evaluates work effectiveness and conformance to District policy.

Supervision Exercised

May be required to supervise a team, volunteer(s) or student firefighter(s) in the absence (or by direction of) the company officer.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Duties

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or to balance the workload.

1  Responds with fire apparatus and medical units to scene of emergency, deploys hose, operates pump and operates firefighting equipment until extinguishment of fire. Assists with any other related work as directed.

2  Assists in fire extinguishment depending on conditions and if so directed.

3  Keeps assigned equipment in a constant state of readiness, makes daily inspections, and performs necessary maintenance and repair. Maintains records and submits reports as required. Participates in fire drills.

4  Performs housekeeping and maintenance duties at the station and grounds as assigned. Cleans and services all fire district equipment as assigned.  Inspects hydrants by clearing weeds and brush, paints and marks hydrant locations.

5  Drive and operate equipment as directed.

6  Attends classes for training in firefighting and medical techniques, hydraulics, and other related subject material. Attends schools and classes to learn advanced principles and techniques in use and operation of fire services apparatus, fire techniques and medical emergency skills.

7  Performs initial assessment and management of illness or injury to emergency patients in accordance with specified protocol and procedure. Completes and transfers patient care information and records following established procedures. Attends emergency medical responses and renders assistance within scope of practice to seriously ill or injured patients as required. Provides direct EMT or Paramedic and comprehensive patient care as required.

8  Prepares or assists in the preparation of patients for transport, ensuring compliance with emergency medical transport regulations, protocol and procedure.

9  Removes people from danger, performs emergency life support functions including the care and transportation of the sick and injured as an EMT or Paramedic.

10 Assists in instruction of firefighter(s) in efficient and modern practices and principles of firefighting, emergency medical and rescue work.

11 Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives; continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.

12 Performs fire prevention inspections as assigned.

13 Performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or body tissues that may be infectious of various Hepatitis Viruses and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses.

14 Attends emergency medical responses and renders EMT or advanced paramedic assistance to seriously ill or injured patients as required.

15 Leads, guides or assists in the training of lower level technicians and/or students as specifically assigned.

16 Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisors.

 Typical Qualifications:


1  High School Diploma or GED

2  Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

3  Current NFPA Firefighter I or equivalent

4  Current Oregon EMT Basic, Intermediate or Oregon Paramedic; or proof of reciprocity

Testing Requirements

1  Successfully complete FireTeam testing

2  Successfully complete CPAT

3  Successful completion of Clackamas Fire District #1 Testing Process

Post-Testing Clearance

1  Successfully complete pre-employment NFPA 1582 Physical

2  Successfully complete psychological profile evaluation

3  Successful background check clearance

4  Successfully complete pre-employment drug test


1  Clackamas Fire District #1 Volunteer Firefighter

2  Experience as a career firefighter

3  Additional NFPA certifications

4  Associate’s degree

5  Associate’s degree in fire science

6  Bachelor’s degree in related field

7  Master’s degree in related field

Truck Company Firefighters

1  Minimum two years as Clackamas Fire District #1 Firefighter prior to assignment as a truck company firefighter

 Supplemental Information:

Evaluation Components

CPAT with National Testing Network

1  Pass/Fail

2  Testing Deadline – February 15, 2016

FireTeam written test with National Testing Network

1  Component Weight: 40%

2  Testing Deadline – February 15, 2016

Resume, Cover Letter and Application Review

1  Component Weight: 20%

2  February 17, 2016

After the resume review, the Fire District will invite the top 50 candidates to the panel interview and aerial climb. In accordance with OAR 839-006-0450 the Fire District will also interview each veteran that meets the minimum qualifications for the position.

Aerial Ladder Climb

•   Pass/Fail

•   Week of March 7, 2016

Panel Interview

•   Component Weight: 40%

•   Week of March 7, 2016

All examination components are scored on a curve, with the top scoring candidate in each component receiving full credit for that component.

Candidates receiving a minimum passing score of 75% will be placed on the eligible register for a period of up to 30 months.

Candidates that obtain their Paramedic License during the life of the list will be moved from the Firefighter-EMT list to the Firefighter-Paramedic list using their original testing scores to determine rank placement. 

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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