Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry or Lateral): Eugene/Springfield Oregon Deadline: December 7, 2018

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Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry and Lateral)

Deadline: December 7, 2018

Salary: $58,895‐$80,461 Annually

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

As a member of an emergency medical, fire suppression, and life safety team participates in a team’s response to a wide range of emergencies such as medical incidents, fires, rescues, and hazardous materials incidents. Provides basic and advanced-level life support including initial patient assessment, administration of medical treatment, and transport; operates specialized equipment, apparatus, machinery, and tools; performs fire prevention activities, as well as general station duties.

Please read the entire posting as well as the Recruitment Flyer for information on the application and selection process components, including important dates and deadlines, as well as salary and benefit information. Both entry level and lateral Firefighter/Paramedics are encouraged to apply. This will be a combined academy with the potential of lateral recruits going on the line earlier or having less time in the academy. Please note the time frame for acceptance of CPAT tests/cards will be as follows:

  • A valid CPAT card (CPAT cards dated from March 25, 2018 – current) will need to be submitted with the application to the Eugene Springfield Fire Department by Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM PT. CPAT cards and letters will only be accepted from current IAFF/IAFC CPAT Licensees. We will accept CPAT results that candidates supply from the National Testing Network by March 25, 2019. Upon completion of the CPAT testing (if testing through NTN), candidates will need to forward their passing letters to the Eugene Springfield Fire Department. You may attach your CPAT card/letter to your application, email it to or fax it to 541-682-6831.

Salary: $58,895-$80,461 (steps 1-6 of the salary range). Once PERS eligible the employee’s contribution of 6% is withheld from the employee’s paycheck and sent by the City to PERS on the employee’s behalf. A candidate with prior paid Firefighter-Paramedic experience may be placed at a higher step in the salary range based on their training, certifications, years of experience and other job-related factors.  We encourage and welcome applicants who are currently Firefighter-Paramedics to apply during this process.
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Application deadline is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM PT.
The purpose of this recruitment is to fill current and upcoming vacancies for Eugene Springfield Fire. Successful candidates may be considered for a potential hire on April 8, 2019.  Applicants must successfully complete each step of the hiring process.
Any eligibility lists established will be used by both the City of Eugene and City of Springfield. Management will determine which candidates are selected for each City.  Candidates will not have an option to select which City they receive an offer from.

If a successful candidate is already a Eugene Springfield BLS Tech employee then she/he may be put in a lot draw and could be a City of Eugene or City of Springfield employee upon hire as a Firefighter/Paramedic.Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following

Experience and Training
Two years’ education and/or experience required. Emergency medicine, firefighting, or related experience (e.g., building, construction, heavy equipment operation, etc.) may be combined with related college coursework in Emergency Medicine or Fire Science to add up to the two years’ minimum required. High school diploma or equivalent required. An Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Paramedic Technology, or related field(s) preferred. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Eugene Springfield Fire firefighter training program within the first year of employment.
License or Certificate: Applicants need to have taken their Oregon Paramedic test by date of hire, April 8, 2019, and be able to supply proof of the results of that test on date of hire. Applicants will need to have their Oregon Paramedic license by, May 13, 2019. National Registry Paramedics or Paramedics registered in another state must meet the State of Oregon Paramedic requirements and are responsible for applying for reciprocity to ensure they have an Oregon Paramedic license by, May 13, 2019. You can view reciprocity information via the State of Oregon Public Health web-site. A provisional license would not meet this requirement.
Requires a valid Oregon driver’s license or, the ability to obtain by date of hire, April 8, 2019; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).


TIMELINE (Subject to change as the selection process progresses.)   For full details, see the Recruitment Flyer.
Review Dates
Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM PT
CPAT card to be submitted with application and/or by: March 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM PT
CPAT: See Recruitment Flyer
Application review: December 10, 2018
Interview Invitations sent by: December 11, 2018
Interviews: December 17-21, 2018 (tentative)
Full Background Investigation: late December – early February, 2019
Psychological Assessment: end of February 2019
Pre-Employment Physical: February 2019
Projected Hire Date: April 8, 2019

Supplemental Information

Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment.


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The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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


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