Firefighter: Hillsboro Oregon Deadline: February 19, 2016

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Deadline: February 19, 2016

Salary: $27.95 – $37.85 Hourly

$4,845.00 – $6,561.00 Monthly

$58,140.00 – $78,732.00 Annually

Job Description:

Starting Pay is $4571 to $5370 per month, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits.  See reverse side for more information.  This recruitment will establish an eligibility list for future vacancies with an expected hiring of three in 2016.

Selection Process

City of Hillsboro application and National Testing Network Directions:

Step 1 – Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the positions must login and sign-up with the Select Firefighter and sign up for City of Hillsboro Fire Department.

Step 2 – Schedule and pass the written exam with the National Testing Network.

Step 3 – There are several ways to apply for employment with the City of Hillsboro:

• Visit and apply online at NeoGov

• Download and print the Application Packet  TM (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) from our website.

• Pick up application materials from the City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department, 150 E Main St. Floor 2, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Step 4 – The City of Hillsboro will review accepted applications within 30 days after the closing date.  Selected candidates will be invited to participate in other stages of the selection process including CPAT, Medical Exam, Skills Assessment and oral interview. (If candidate has taken the CPAT and passed within 12 months of conditional offer of employment, they will not need to retest.)

Applications will be evaluated based on minimum and required work experience, training and skills presented in the employment application.  Completion of the entire selection process may take an additional 6-8 weeks depending on the number of applicants and available positions.  Any candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will be subject to passing a criminal and civil record check, DMV record check, background reference check, pre-employment physical examination and drug screening prior to all final offers of employment.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application.

General Statement of Duties

Responds to emergency calls to provide fire suppression, rescue,  emergency medical services, and fire prevention duties as assigned  to the public; other responsibilities include maintenance of fire stations, equipment, and apparatus; participates in drills and training activities and is actively involved in public relation events as scheduled.

 Examples of Essential Work:

1. Responds to emergency situations and performs fire suppression,  emergency medical services or other tasks as needed; participates as a team member; performs work requiring strenuous physical activity, heavy lifting, and working in confined spaces or at significant heights from ladders while wearing protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus; works within the chain of command and follows orders, rules, policies, standard operating guidelines and detailed directions; makes rapid decisions to take appropriate action if needed.

2. Operates diverse equipment such as hoses, self-contained breathing apparatus, a variety of hand tools, power equipment, saws, ladders, fire extinguishers, ventilation equipment, radios, rescue and extrication equipment, and specialized medical equipment.

3. Responds to a variety of hazardous material incidents and performs duties according to department guidelines.

4. Assists in preparation of pre-fire plans and development of information resources about industrial, commercial, multiple dwelling occupancies and other target hazards; actively participates in building familiarization tours.

5. Recognizes and preserves evidence pertaining to a fire’s point of origin; assists with fire cause determination under direction of a Fire Department officer or fire investigator.

6. Participates in fire, emergency/rescue drills and other fire service training; keeps up-to-date on the latest trends, methods, policies, and procedures; takes periodic written and practical exams.

7. Teaches basic fire prevention techniques at schools; conducts tours of fire apparatus and facilities.

8. Participates in providing specialized training to other firefighters.

9. Participates in the routine maintenance of apparatus, fire stations, and grounds.

10. Operates computers as required.

11. Drives and operates a variety of fire apparatus and vehicles; has a working knowledge of city streets and layout.

12. Accurately prepares and develops reports and records as required.

13. Performs initial patient assessment and administers appropriate medical treatment, either basic or advanced, as determined by the employee’s certification level and scope of practice.

14. Performs lifting and moving patients; is required to touch, evaluate, move or extricate dead or dying human beings and/or animals.

15. Directs or assists other EMT’s in-patient care, assessment, packaging, and transportation.

 Acceptable Experience and Training:

• High school diploma or equivalent,

• State of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician Basic level certification or higher; or a National Registry of EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician-Basic card or higher and the ability to obtain Oregon reciprocity within 6 months of hire;

• Preference may be provided to applicants possessing either Oregon or National Registry Paramedic Certifications based on organizational need at the time of hiring;

• Preference may be provided to applicants possessing fire, rescue or emergency medical certifications at the time of hiring.

 Special Qualifications:

• Possession of a valid Driver’s License, and have an insurable driving record;

• Be in good physical health as determined by a pre-employment medical examination;

• Clearly able to write and speak the English language however, Spanish bilingual skills are desirable.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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