Firefighter/Paramedic: Eugene/Springfield Oregon Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Salary: $57,189-$78,124 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. Once the posting has closed, the flyer will remain posted on our website as a reference.

Salary: $57,189-$78,124 (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.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016.

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 sometime after January 1, 2017.  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.

 Qualifications:

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: Oregon Paramedic license by January 1, 2017. 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 January 1, 2017.  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; 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).

 Supplemental Information:

SELECTION PROCESS

TIMELINE (Subject to change as the selection process progresses.)  For full details, see the Recruitment Flyer.

Posting Closes: August 31, 5:00 PM (Wednesday)

Written Testing & CPAT: See Recruitment Flyer

Testing Invitations sent by September 2

Interview Invitations sent by September 16

Interviews: Late September through early October.

Full Background Investigation: October – December

Psychological Assessment: Late-December – Early-January

Pre-Employment Physical: January

Projected Hire Date: Mid-February 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Due to the volume of applications received, generally, only applicants selected for further consideration (testing, interviews) will be contacted.  Current information about job postings is available by going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting “Job Posting Status”.

The Cities of Eugene and Springfield comply 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 Human Resources at (541) 682-5061.

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

The Cities of Eugene and Springfield are 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, we continue to be affirmative action/equal opportunity employers. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We also consider State of Oregon Veterans Preference legislation at the appropriate times during our hiring processes.

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

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