Firefighter: Grants Pass Oregon Deadline: April 15, 2019

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Deadline: April 15, 2019

Salary: $56,137.68 – $71,662.80 Annually

Job Description:


As a member of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, you have an opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic department! 

Firefighters respond to and assist with mitigation of all hazard incidents both emergent and non-emergent.  Perform basic or advanced emergency medical care and rescue depending on EMT certification level.  Maintain documentation relative to patient incident and treatment.  Perform as trained, following Department guidelines, making appropriate decisions, and communicating effectively in stressful situations and may include other related duties.

This recruitment will be to establish a hiring list for future openings. 

Testing dates are scheduled as follows;
Written exam:  Thursday, May 16, 2019
Interview and Physical Agility:  Friday, May 17, 2019

In addition to base salary, monthly incentives available to Firefighters after completion of the trial service period:

•Associate’s Degree $75
•Bachelor’s Degree $150
•Fluency in Second Language $50
  (Note:  Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree incentives are not cumulative.)

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in emergency services or a job related field are required with formal education and/or specialized training preferred.

Valid driver’s license, with the ability to attain a Class C Oregon Driver’s License within 30 days of employment.

The following are required by tentative job offer:

  • Valid State of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician License or higher
  • NFPA Firefighter I

The Firefighter job description can be reviewed here.

The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture. We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of our community’s goals. We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements. We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!How to Apply

Application  materials must be completed on-line by the closing date in order to be considered for this position.  Any application that is missing a cover letter, resume, required attachments, or answers to the supplemental questions will not be considered. No late, incomplete or faxed applications will be accepted.

The required materials to be turned in for this recruitment are:
1. City Applications
2. Supplemental Questionnaire
3. Resume
4. Cover Letter
5.  Copy of Oregon EMT (or higher) Licensure and Firefighter I

Ranking and Selection

The ranking and selection of applicants to proceed in the process for our Public Safety Department includes: experience, education, responses to supplemental questionnaire, and meeting minimum qualifications of the position.

The initial selection process includes the following steps:
1. Application review
2. Driver’s License(when applicable) and criminal history inquiry
3. Written examination
4. Oral interview and Physical Agility Test
5. Chief’s interview
The final selection process following interview includes the following steps:
1. Tentative offer
2. Extensive background investigation
3. Psychological evaluation
4. Physical examination and drug testing
5. Final offer of employment

Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request prior to the application deadline to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application process.

The City’s Veterans’s Preference Form is available on the City’s website or by clicking here.

All candidates will be notified of the status of their application after the closing date.


The recreational opportunities of the Rogue River are many: jet-boat trips, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, swimming, hiking, and gold panning. In addition to the world famous white water Rogue River, nearby mountains provide high-mountain recreational experiences, including show skiing at Mt. Ashland. Cultural activities center around the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the historic town of Jacksonville. Other scenic attractions include: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, and the Redwoods that stretch from San Francisco to Southern Oregon. Grants Pass’ year round calendar of events offers something for everyone. And once the sun goes down, the region takes on a life of its own with fine restaurants, theaters and a performing arts center.

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


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