Fire Service Job Postings

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Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral & Entry) – Eugene, WA

Salary: $58,895-$80,461
Only Online Applications Accepted: www.eugene-or.gov/jobs
Application Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm PT

As a member of an emergency medical, fire suppression, and life safety team participating 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. Please note the time frame for acceptance of CPAT tests/cards will be as follows:

A valid CPAT card (CPAT cards dated from March 25, 2018 – current) will need to be submitted with the application to the Eugene Springfield Fire Department by Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM PT. CPAT cards and letters will only be accepted from currentIAFF/IAFC CPAT Licensees. We will accept CPAT results that candidates supply from the National Testing Network by March 25, 2019. Upon completion of the CPAT testing (if testing through NTN), candidates will need to forward their passing letters to the Eugene Springfield Fire Department. You may attach your CPAT card/letter to your application, email it to twyla.a.bohrer@ci.eugene.or.us or fax it to 541-682-6831.

Salary
$58,895-$80,461 (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.

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 on April 8, 2019. 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.

If a successful candidate is already a Eugene Springfield BLS Tech employee then she/he may be put in a lot draw and could be a City of Eugene or City of Springfield employee upon hire as a Firefighter/Paramedic.

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 need to have taken their Oregon Paramedic test by date of hire, April 8, 2019, and be able to supply proof of the results of that test on date of hire. Applicants will need to have their Oregon Paramedic license by, May 13, 2019. National Registry Paramedics or Paramedics registered in another state must meet the State of Oregon Paramedic requirements and are responsible for applying for reciprocity to ensure they have an Oregon Paramedic license by, May 13, 2019. 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, April 8, 2019; 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).

MUST PASS A POLICE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


 

Various Positions – South County Fire in Everett, WA

Online Application: www.southsnofire.org

Consider a career with South County Fire. We are one of the largest and most progressive Regional Fire Authorities in the state of Washington. We provide a full range of fire, emergency medical, public education, fire prevention and community paramedic services.

Available Positions

  • Entry Level Firefighter/EMT
  • Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Lateral Firefighter/EMT
  • Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

Core Values
All employees of South County Fire are expected to hold themselves accountable for upholding and demonstrating our core values at all times: Integrity, Humility, Compassion, Family and Trust.


 

Fire Rescue Dept. Administrator – Palm Beach County, FL

Salary: $137,918 to $241,931 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications
Department: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Location: 405 Pike Road, West Palm Beach
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday
Online Application: www.pbcgov.jobs
Other: Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment. Ability to lift 75lbs.

THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) invites applicants for the position of Administrator of the County’s Fire Rescue (PBCFR) Department. Palm Beach County is a thriving, culturally diverse community renowned for its recreation and business climate. With an annual operating budget of $451 Million, PBCFR serves a population of more than 892,000 in the jurisdiction of unincorporated Palm Beach County and 19 municipalities, and responds to a service area of 1,762 square miles.

The PBCFR Administrator serves at the pleasure of the County Administrator, and leads 1,500+ career service employees involved in: Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Advanced Life Support/ Basic Life Support (ALS/BLS), Hazardous Materials Mitigation, Special Operations, Aircraft Firefighting, 9-1-1 Dispatch, Public Education, Fire Prevention/Investigations/Plan Review, Community Assistance, Training, and core administrative functions related to personnel, finance, fleet/apparatus, facilities, logistics, and Planning. Represents PBCFR to County Administration and implements BCC directives. Manages, organizes and controls all major activities of the Fire Rescue Department. Directs managerial and supervisory personnel in the daily administration of Fire Rescue operations. Establishes policies and procedures for the efficient delivery of fire and EMS. Establishes short- and long-term plans and policies on the basis of current and projected patterns in fire protection resources, services and jurisdictional areas. Evaluates departmental operations on a continual basis to ensure and improve effectiveness and efficiency. Provides for the development of quality, cost-effective training programs. Manages negotiation of the IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with State, County and municipal officials and the general public.

We are seeking an Administrator with demonstrated advocacy in the critical role of the Fire Rescue service in the community and with a clear and attainable vision of what the PBCFR Department will accomplish. The ideal candidate will possess the highest degree of personal integrity and ethics in all business dealings, political acumen, a proven track record in fire rescue department administration, understanding of fire service technology, skill in fostering cooperation among competing interests, demonstrated leadership in policy matters, and thorough knowledge of personnel procedures, compliance, and administration. Must be well versed in efficient service delivery and be prepared to identify and respond appropriately to current challenges facing the fire rescue system.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or related; minimum of five (5) years of responsible managerial experience in a large fire/emergency response system. Preferred qualifications include: Command experience gained in a fire department of comparable size and complexity; working closely with elected officials, representatives of local/state/federal agencies, and public/private stakeholders; related Master’s Degree. Applicants must clearly describe in their application materials their experience with any/all preferred activities.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a current Florida Certificate in firefighting as approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards or ability to attain Certificate within six (6) months; currently meet all certification requirements under Florida Administrative Code 69A – 37 OR Possession of a State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards ‘Special Certificate of Compliance for Administrative and Command Head’ or ability to attain Special Certificate of Compliance pursuant to Florida Administrative Code 69A – 37.054(2)within one (1) year.

Apply at www.pbcgov.jobs. Palm Beach County BCC offers an outstanding Executive benefits package, including a salary competitive for the South Florida marketplace, travel reimbursement for interviews, relocation reimbursement assistance per PBC County-Wide Policy CW-F-012, medical, dental and life insurance, as well as vacation, paid parental, and sick leave, dependent and healthcare flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Florida Retirement System. This is an at-will position. Employment applications/resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Law. Visit www.pbcgov.com/pbcfr  for information on PBC BCC and PBC Fire Rescue.

Palm Beach County is an EO/AA Employer M/F/D/V; (DFWP). The County is a Veterans Preference and E-Verify employer. All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during, and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.


 

Assistant Fire Chief – City of Oakland Park, FL

Salary: $82,564.86 – $132,103.78 DOQ (Grade 38)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Online Application: www.oaklandpark.munisselfservice.con/employmentopportunities

POSITION
The City of Oakland Park is in the process of succession planning and is seeking an experienced Assistant Fire Chief. This employee assists with the administration of a comprehensive Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services program. Employees in this classification are typically assigned to specific functional areas, but possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage any function of the department as assigned. Functional areas include, but are not necessarily limited to, battalion operations, fire inspections and life safety, emergency medical services, support services, training, and logistics. Work includes considerable responsibility for participating in the preparation of budgetary reports, audits and statements; analyzes and monitors assigned budget(s) and expenditures. Provides advisement and assistance directly to the Fire Chief in all aspects of the City’s fire rescue, emergency management, and emergency medical services functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Acts in the capacity of Fire Chief and/or Incident Commander as directed.
  • Performs human resource management functions, e.g., interview, selection, hiring, disciplinary action, recommending promotion, performance evaluations.
  • Functions as manager for one or more of the department’s functional areas including, but not limited to, battalion operations, fire inspections and life safety, emergency medical services, support services, training, and logistics.
  • Participates in the planning, organization, and operating policies and procedures with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel; provides recommendations regarding operating and capital expenditures for facilities, equipment, apparatus, and staffing.
  • Administers all manner of regulatory compliance for the development, implementation, and delivery of the assigned functional areas under charge.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints from the public. Prepares and submits various State and national incident records and reports.
  • Coordinates disaster drills and National Incident Management System (NIMS) activities with other City departments and with outside agencies. Along with the Fire Chief and/or other Command Officers, may conduct internal investigations; may coordinate or participate in Departmental/Divisional hearings or operational reviews such as disciplinary, EEO, and tactical critiques, recommends and/or administers discipline.
  • Can be assigned to the City Emergency Operations Center at the direction of the Fire Chief in accordance with the City Emergency Management Plan and Disaster Preparedness Guide.
  • Participates in the preparation, review and analysis of department budget(s), statistics, records and reports to ensure efficient operations, to meet service demands, and to comply with authorized requests for information regarding department activities and personnel.
  • Attends regional, professional and other educational forums to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the industry of fire and emergency medical service.
  • Addresses community groups, business and commercial interests, media representatives and other community-based entities to provide informational and educational programs explaining and promoting public understanding of departmental functions.
  • Leads and facilitates meetings and conferences with staff under charge for the discussion and dissemination of department communications, e.g., directives, general orders, special orders, standard operating procedures, and new/modified policies and procedures.
  • Conducts research and analysis on trends and developments in the assigned functional areas for the purpose of developing and recommending new (or modifications to existing) policies and procedures to improve overall department operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate certifications and/or licenses are achieved and maintained by Department personnel. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and directing activities to ensure on-going internal and/or external job-related training and professional development of personnel to be in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Occupational Health and Safety, and organizational policies, practices and standards.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Business or Public Administration, or related field; supplemented by 5 – 7 years progressively responsible experience in fire rescue and emergency medical response functions, the majority of which shall be acquired at the management level, with broad exposure to administrative aspects of the work, e.g., budget development and administration, human resources management, organization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Must have State of Florida Firefighter certification and State of Florida Driver’s license without any restrictions that affect ability to perform the essential job duties as outlined herein.
  • Must have State of Florida Paramedic certification.

PREFFERED

  • Graduation from the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) of the National Fire Academy
  • State of Florida Fire Inspector and Fire Instructor certifications

The City of Oakland Park is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer


 

Assessors – Denver Fire Assessment Center – Denver, CO

Dates: October 21-26 or 27 (travel expenses paid)
Online Form: firstidea.org/assessors/

Requirements:

  • Active duty or recently retired within the last 6 months
  • Come from a career department with 400+ personnel

For diversity reasons, we need:

  • 1 Hispanic female, Assistant Chief or above and
  • 2 Hispanic males, Assistant Chief or above

The City of Denver will pay for travel and meals for the persons selected to be Assessors. Selected Assessors will travel to Denver on October 21 and return on October 26 or 27 (This may change).