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Firefighter-Paramedic (Entry and Lateral)

City of Eugene

Eugene and Springfield, Oregon 97401
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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.  This  is  a  continuous  posting.  Dates  referenced  in  the Recruitment Flyer apply to candidates who submit an application through Sunday, April 2, 2017. Generally the time frames for acceptance of non-Department hosted FireTEAM and CPAT tests will be as follows:


  • CPAT cards will be considered if CPAT was taken and passed within the six months before the Eugene Springfield Fire Department hosted official CPAT test date for the round in which an application is being considered.CPAT cards and letters will only be accepted from currentIAFF/IAFC CPAT Licensees.


  • We will only accept FireTEAM results directly from the National Testing Network should you elect to not participate in the Department hosted FireTEAM testing. FireTEAM test needs to have been taken within the twelve months before the Eugene Springfield Fire Department hosted FireTEAM testing for the round in which an application is being considered. The National Testing Network FireTEAM test must also still be considered valid by National Testing Network (and not expired).


Salary: $57,189-$78,125 (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 received through Sunday, April 2, 2017 will be included in the first round review.


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 September 11, 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.



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 included in the first round review need to have their Oregon Paramedic license by September 11, 2017. National Registry Paramedics or Paramedics registered in another state that are in the first round review must meet the State of Oregon Paramedic requirements and are responsible for applying for reciprocity to ensure they have an Oregon Paramedic license by September 11, 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).

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


First Round Review Dates

Applications received by Sunday, April 2, 2017 will be included in the first round review

Written Testing & CPAT: See Recruitment Flyer

Testing Invitations sent by April 6, 2017

Phone Interview Invitations sent by April 2, 2017

PhoneInterviews: May 1-5, 2017

Full Background Investigation: May – July 2017

Psychological Assessment: late July – early August 2017

Pre-Employment Physical: August 2017

Projected Hire Date: September 11, 2017

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