South Lane County Fire & Rescue is now accepting applications for Firefighter Paramedic.

 *Interested applicants must complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) in its entirety. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.

Closing date is July 7 th , 2023.

Salary Information: Firefighter/Paramedic $5,875.95 – $7344.90 per month as of July 1, 2023. *(Not including education and longevity pay)

Benefit Information: Firefighter/Paramedic – Medical, vision and dental. Employer contributed HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement). Post retirement accrued sick leave credit. PERS. Life, AD&D and LTD insurance.

Department Overview: South Lane County Fire & Rescue (SLCFR) proudly serves the cities of Cottage grove, Creswell, and rural South Lane County. SLCFR was formed in 2003. The District is governed by a five member elected Board and led by the Fire Chief, who is employed by the Board. The Fire Chief is the CEO of the District and all other District personnel work for and under the Fire Chief’s direction.

SLCFR is located south of the Eugene/Springfield area of Western Oregon, along the I-5 corridor, in the Willamette Valley. SLCFR operates from four recognized fire stations, and is an ISO Class 2/4/10W. The District serves a population of approximately 30,000, within the 132 square mile boundary of the Fire District. SLCFR provides 24/7 advanced life support transporting ambulance service to an 800 square mile area, including those areas within the Fire District boundaries. The District responds to approximately 5,000 calls for service annually.

Firefighter Medics perform emergency medical procedures, medical transports, fire suppression, apparatus operation, community outreach, fire prevention practices and other emergency service-related duties. The position routinely works a 48/96-hour shift rotation in position of firefighter. This position must maintain their Oregon Paramedic certification as a condition of continued employment.

SLCFR employs 21 career operations personnel assigned to three shifts. The staffing model consists of a Deputy Chief of Operations, 3 shifts staffed with a Division Chief, two Captains, two Engineers and two Firefighters. The career staff are supplemented by a dedicated force of Resident Firefighters and Community Reserve Firefighters.

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED :Yes

Valid OREGON State Driver's License : Class C driver’s license or other state equivalent

College : AA or AAS (Firefighter/Paramedic only)

Academy Certification : No

Prior Experience : No

Necessary Certifications : Oregon EMT-B or Paramedic license (preferred) by time of hire

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers : Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check.

Preference Points : Per SLCFR Civil Service Rules (Firefighter/Paramedic only) Points awarded to veterans. (Upload your documentation to your NTN Candidate account) Points awarded to resident or community reserves who have been with the Fire District for >12 months at time of hire date.

How to Apply : Interested applicants must complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) on the National Testing Network in its entirety. Applicants must complete the FireTEAM examination administered by NTN. Due at later date. Assessment Center, Panel Interview, Chiefs Interview, and Physical agility results to be scheduled and requested at a later date.

The application can be found on the NTN site HERE

South Lane County Fire & Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status

For information regarding volunteering, please visit our "Resident Reserves" or "CERT" pages.

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233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

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