Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic: Salem Oregon Deadline: April 19, 2019

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Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Deadline: April 19, 2019

Salary: $5,008.00 – $6,717.00 Monthly

Job Description:

Applicants must complete the FireTEAM examination administered by National Test Network (NTN) by April 18, 2019®ion=3&state=Oregon.

Performs firefighting, fire prevention, and emergency medical services duties including combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires and applying skills and knowledge in the saving of life and property. Drives and operates District vehicles and apparatus. Maintains facilities and equipment and performs other duties as assigned. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; understand and follow oral and written instructions; make good judgments, issue appropriate orders and act appropriately and calmly in emergency situations; perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, volunteers and the general public; instruct others in areas of expertise; prepare complete, accurate reports using English grammar, spelling, and mathematics.

Work performed under the general supervision of a company officer and/or Battalion Chief who reviews work for conformance with prescribed standards.

Supervision may be provided to volunteer and/or career single role personnel as assigned at emergency incidents of training, or recruits at fire scenes, emergency medical calls, and drills.  Evaluation of other employees may be required as a part of a Field Training Officer assignment.  

Essential Job Functions

An employee in this classification shall perform the essential functions as outlined below. However, these functions do not include all of the specific essential functions that an employee may be required to perform. 

  1. Performs fire suppression activities including laying hose and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
  2. Provides emergency medical services as appropriate to EMS certification level, including report writing and related activities.
  3. Drives and operates designated and/or assigned District apparatus to emergency and non-emergency incidents in a safe and effective manner.
  4. Attends and participates in department sponsored training and required fire and EMS drills as directed.
  5. Restores  District apparatus to an “in service” condition upon returning from an emergency incident or training exercise. 
  6. Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.
  7. Performs necessary testing and maintenance of fire hydrants, fire hose, fire apparatus and other departmental equipment.
  8. Provides instruction to other firefighters, volunteers and public on subjects relating to firefighting and emergency medical services.
  9. Responds to emergencies involving hazardous materials.
  10. Provides fire station tours and information to visitors; assists public with questions and concerns.
  11. Maintains accurate and complete reports. 
  12. Performs specialized fire and safety functions as assigned and trained (i.e., advanced EMS certificates, firefighter certificates, hazardous materials certificates). 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  1. High School diploma or GED
  2. Associate Degree in Fire Science or paramedic studies
  3. Any other equivalent education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of formal education and experience requirements listed above.  Equivalency will be at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.

 Required Certifications

  1. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver license within 90 days.
  2. NFPA Firefighter I, or equivalent
  3. NFPA Driver, or equivalent
  4. NFPA Pumper Operator, or equivalent
  5. NFPA HazMat Operations, or equivalent
  6. NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800.
  7. Oregon or National Registry EMT at time of application.  Candidate must maintain Oregon certification, at least to the level of certification at time of hire, as a condition of employment for this position.
  8. Any other equivalent education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of formal education and experience requirements listed above.  Equivalency will be at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.

Desirable Certifications

  1. NFPA Firefighter II
  2. NFPA Instructor I
  3. Current Oregon or National Registry Paramedic. Bachelor’s degree will be preferred

A valid CPAT card must be submitted with your application, OR, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the MCFD1 CPAT on May 2, 2019.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of emergency medical procedures; fire suppression and fire prevention techniques, procedures and methods; driving and routine maintenance of firefighting and emergency medical equipment and apparatus; English grammar, spelling, and mathematics. Safely operate fire and emergency medical equipment and vehicles and use radios, pagers, a personal computer and telephone.


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


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