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Updated: March 01, 2016

Classification: Paramedic

The City of Albany, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District are working collaboratively to recruit two (2) full-time Paramedics and a minimum of two (2) part-time with flexibility to hire up to four (4) part-time Paramedics. All candidates must take FireTEAM testing through National Testing Network (NTN). Applicants test must be dated no earlier than September 1, 2015. All testing must be completed by end of business day March 20, 2016.

Salary Information: $18.00 per hour

Department Information: The Albany Fire Department, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District have combined efforts and will be hiring personnel for a single role/peak activity ambulance as part of a one-year pilot program. All three departments are committed to providing excellent customer service and emergency care to those we serve and are looking for candidates who have those same values. All three departments are committed to looking for new ways of delivering emergency care and are excited about this joint effort. This single-role ambulance will primarily cover inter-facility transfers, standby at special events, and when needed emergency calls or area coverage. Departments will be hiring multiple full-time and part-time Paramedics and EMTs that will be housed at the Tangent Rural Fire District. The needs of our customers are the principal focus of our daily endeavors.
Come join a department that stresses community involvement through its Albany Fire Fighters Community Assistance Fund, which sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise money to assist with building community equity. In addition, it is actively involved in life-safety prevention activities including issuing free bike helmets, installing residential sprinkler systems in Habitat for Humanity homes, and educating children on fire and life safety issues in our schools and in our fire stations.

Population: Albany- 51,270 Lebanon- 15,740 Tangent- 1,195

Job Requirements
Age: Must be 19 years or older at the time of employment.
US Citizen: US Citizen or Lawfully Work in the US.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
College: Graduation from an accredited paramedic program.

Necessary Certifications:
Must have:
1. Current state of Oregon EMT-Paramedic certification or NREMT-Paramedic (National Registry EMTP). If candidate possess a NREMT-Paramedic certification, the candidates continued employment is contingent on ability to obtain Oregon EMT-Paramedic certification.
2. Valid FireTeam Test dated no earlier than September 1, 2015.
3. NFPA Driver certification or equivalent.
4. First Responder Operations certification or Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations equivalent.

Post Hiring:
Ability to obtain by the end of the training period and/or maintain Oregon paramedic medical standing order privileges from the Fire Department Medical Director; learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment; perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse environmental conditions; act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; and follow verbal and written instructions.

These positions are bargaining unit positions. They will be represented by either Albany Firefighters Local 845 or by Lebanon Professional Firefighters Local 2163 depending on which department the candidate is assigned to when formally hired.

To schedule Fireteam testing, go to National Testing Network's website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOB. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.
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