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Lateral Firefighter/Medic

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $25.35 - $31.99 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-1100-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Fire Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is accepting applications for the position of Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic . 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.

This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies as well as establish an eligibility list. Please understand that we are keeping the recruitment open for the two months just to allow the applicants time to get their CPAT which are available right now at Chemeketa Community College (Salem, Oregon) 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.

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

During the ten (10) week combined entry and lateral academy, all recruits regardless of entry or lateral status will be paid at the step one (1) salary. Candidates with a minimum (two) 2 years' prior experience as paid Firefighter-Paramedic may be placed at a higher step in the salary range based on their training, certifications and academy job-related performance.

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.
  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (refer to Oregon reciprocity rules for exceptions).
  • Must already possess the NFPA Firefighter I and II or equivalent, NFPAOperations Level Responder (HazMat Ops), AND
  • Must be currently employed as a full-time Firefighter-Medic with at least two (2) years of paid experience asa Firefighter-Medic.
  • 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.
  • Current certification as an Oregon Paramedic, or National Registry certification as a Paramedic and the ability to qualify for State of Oregon reciprocity, or possession of EMT-P from another state and be able to qualify for State of Oregon reciprocity. Minimum licensure requirements for Oregon Paramedic can be found at Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules .
  • For non-Oregon Certified Paramedics - the Oregon State Health Authority determines equivalencies; you can contact them at 971-673-1222 or visit their website at Oregon Reciprocity . Applicants are responsible to obtain forms or information from this agency. Please start this process as early as possible.
  • NFPA Firefighter I and II or equivalent.
  • NFPA Operations Level Responder (HazMat Ops)
  • NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) or equivalent (Preferred but not required)
  • Qualified applicants who are bi-lingual in Spanish, Russian, eligible Asian languages or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply. There is 5% additional bi-lingual pay benefit.
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.

For more information on benefits, specialty pays, paid time off etc., go to the link below for access the IAAF Contract: 2019-2022

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.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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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