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Updated: August 03, 2016

Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic

The Columbia River Fire & Rescue Civil Service Commission is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT. All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by September 15, 2016 at 4PM for this round of testing.

Salary Information: Salary per month
$4,416 - $5,072 Clatskanie Rural Fire District
$5,456 - $6,620 Columbia River Fire & Rescue
$5,292 - $6,301 Scappoose Rural Fire District

Benefit Information: Excellent Benefits: Oregon Public Employees Retirement, Medical/Dental to a negotiated cap, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Uniforms, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation Program, Sick Leave, Vacation, Holidays.

Contact Information:
Jeff Pricher
Division Chief

Job Description: We are establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. We are seeking highly qualified and dedicated individuals to join us in providing quality, professional emergency services. Appointments are for positions in civil service, and will be made upon merit, efficiency, and fitness, which shall be ascertained by testing, examination, and investigation of qualified personnel.

About our Fire Districts: All three Fire Districts are combination career/ volunteer Fire Districts located in Columbia County and provide ALS transport services for their community. The county borders the Columbia River, Clatsop, Washington and Multnomah counties. There is unlimited water recreation possibilities (i.e., wind surfing, fishing, water skiing, motor boating and sailing) and close proximity to the Portland metro area. Travel time to the Pacific Ocean is one to one and a half hours and two hours to the slopes of Mt. Hood. Columbia County is rural and heavily wooded for good hiking, camping and hunting or just enjoying the great outdoors. Columbia County is an exceptional place to live or raise a family.

Fire District Demographics
Clatskanie Fire District: 135 sq miles, population of 1800, 3 stations with career staffing operating from the Clatskanie station. Staffing consists of 11 shift employees, 6 intern firefighters, Fire Chief and 25 volunteers.
Columbia River Fire & Rescue: 200 sq miles, 7 stations with career staffing operating from the Rainier, Fairgrounds and St. Helens stations. Staffing consists of 36 shift employees, 3 Division Chiefs, Fire Chief, 2 full time mechanics and 60 volunteers.
Scappoose Fire District: 100 sq miles, 4 stations with career staffing operating from the Scappoose station. Staffing consists of 9 shift employees, 3 intern firefighters, 2 Division Chiefs, Fire Chief and 35 volunteers.

Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Necessary Certifications:
Oregon State certified Paramedic on date of job offer: for non-Oregon certification, the Oregon State Health Division will determine equivalences - phone: 971-673-0533 or website. Applicants are responsible to obtain forms or information from this agency. Please start this process as early as possible.

Exceptions to the Paramedic Qualifications:
A Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P) may test, but must get an Oregon State Provisional certification before employment, and must pass the first available Oregon State Paramedic test to continue employment. Qualified Fire District volunteers or Paramedic students may test prior to receiving the required Paramedic certification, providing other eligibility conditions have been met. Fire District Volunteers or Paramedic students will not be eligible for employment until they have provided the necessary Paramedic certification to the Chief Examiner

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to National Testing Network's website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, Like National Testing Network on Facebook.
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