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Entry Level Firefighter/Medic

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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  • Job Code
    144741148
Salary: $25.35 - $31.99 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-1100-02
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Fire Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Anyone with a desire to pursue a challenging and rewarding career in the Fire Service is encouraged to apply. Please understand that we are keeping the recruitment open for the two months just to allow the applicants time to get their NTN Tests completed as well as the CPAT which are available right now at Chemeketa Community College and in Everett, Washington. We are expected to review the applicants after the closing for interviews to be scheduled for the first weeks in December.

The Salem Fire Department is seeking self-motivated, professional Firefighter/Paramedics to become a part of our organization. Fire experience is not required, new Paramedics as well as experienced Firefighter/Paramedics are encouraged to apply. Posted pay rate includes 9%
EMT-P additional premium pay per hour.

Following application review, qualified applicants with complete applications will be invited to the paramedic skills assessment and interview process

Following application review, qualified applicants with complete applications will be invited to the paramedic skills assessment and interview process

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass competitive testing process including physical fitness testing, oral, written, medical, and psychological assessments, and an extensive background investigation.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Oregon Class C Driver License or out-of-state equivalent and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's standards.
  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (refer to Oregon Paramedic reciprocity rules for exceptions).
  • Current certification as an Oregon Paramedic, (Paramedic certification must be obtained 30 days prior to date of hire) OR
  • National Registry certification as a Paramedic and the ability to qualify for State of Oregon reciprocity.

The Oregon State Health Authority determines equivalencies; you can contact them at (971) 673-1222. Minimum licensure requirements for Oregon Paramedic can be found at this link: Oregon Reciprocity Information . Applicants are responsible to obtain forms or information from this agency. Please start this process as early as possible.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Firefighter-Medic or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Click on the "Apply" button at the top of this announcement and complete your application.
  • Submit a City of Salem job application on City's website , attach your resume, 5 year-court certified driving record obtained from DMV, and current Paramedic Certification by the closing date.
  • Complete the FireTEAM written examination administered by National Testing Network (NTN) test must be taken and completed by the time of submission of application. Register and take the test by clicking here . The candidate must indicate Salem Fire Department as a point of application with NTN.
  • Submit documentation of successful CPAT testing. Register and the test by clicking here . For candidates residing in a state that does not have a National Testing Network location near them, please contact HR at (503) 589-2074 or (503) 589-2077 to discuss special accommodations for the testing and CPAT requirements. CPAT Test must not be older than 6 months at time of application.
  • Complete and submit a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account on NTN. PHQ must be completed by the time of application.
  • Selection plan includes:
    • FireTEAM written examination and CPAT Test from NTN.
    • Review of job application and completeness of all documentation required in the announcement.
    • Interviews and Paramedic skills evaluation.
    • Chief's interview.
    • Finalists who successfully complete the selection process will, after a conditional job offer, go through an extensive background investigation, medical and psychological assessment and drug testing. City of Salem is a drug free workplace, including marijuana.
    For more information on benefits, specialty pays, paid time off etc., go to the link below for access the IAAF Contract: IAFF Contract 2019-2022

    You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

    For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .

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    Posted: 2021-08-23 Expires: 2021-09-24

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