175 NE First Street
MCMinnville, OR 97128

Updated: February 12, 2014

Classification:  Firefighter/EMT

The McMinnville Fire Department is currently hiring for Firefighter/EMT.  All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by March 14, 2014 by close of business day.  This position requires FireTEAM and CPAT testing.

The McMinnville Fire Department requires the candidate PHQ.  This questionnaire can be accessed through the candidate’s NTN account.  The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.

Salary Information:  $3,926 – $5,010 plus certification pay if employee is English Spanish bilingual

Benefit Information:  Medical, dental, and vision insurance in which the City and the employee share in premium costs; City-paid VEBA benefits; City-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance; full, City-paid participation in Oregon Public Service Retirement Program after meeting eligibility requirements.

Contact Information:

Rose Lorenzen
Administrative Assistant/HR Analyst
Department Information:  The Department is a state-of-the-art combination department consisting of Firefighter / EMS positions, a strong roster of volunteer firefighter / emergency medical technicians; and a Fire and Life Safety Division.  McMinnville Fire Department staffs three full-service ambulances and one rescue vehicle with fully qualified Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.  A busy EMS system provides many opportunities for skills development.  Fire services encompass an area of 97 square miles from two stations, and include the McMinnville Rural Fire Protection District.  MRFPD contracts with the city and consists of 90 square miles.  The Ambulance Service Area encompasses 450 square miles and includes McMinnville, five smaller cities, and rural areas.

City Information:  The City of McMinnville has a great deal to offer its employees, including a supportive Mayor, Council, City Manager, and community.  McMinnville is located in the western portion of Oregon’s agriculturally rich Willamette Valley on U.S. Highway 99 W.  David and Jean Vokac, in their book, “The Great Towns of Oregon,” rated McMinnville as the No, 2 city in the state for its high livability.  They cited McMinnville’s scenic beauty, historic, tree-lined downtown district, the Evergreen Aviation Museum, excellent parks, and the City’s cultural viability as major factors in their decision.  They described McMinnville as “genteel sophistication with deep Eastern roots.”  McMinnville’s population is nearly 33,000 with an annual growth rate over the past ten years of approximately 3 percent.

McMinnville has a Council-Manager form of city government.  It is a full service city, providing a broad range of public services, and has a statewide reputation for stability and effective governance.  It is the mission of the City to maintain a safe, livable environment within the community through open government and efficient delivery of public services.

A recent citizen survey rated the City’s livability at 8.1, with 74 percent of responders rating livability at 8 or higher.  The small-town atmosphere, the historic downtown area, and community spirit were most highly valued by those responding to the survey.

Population:  32,435

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Yes or Lawfully able to work in the US

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid OREGON State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Per NFPA 1582 Requirements

Academy Certifications: 

-EMT Basic – Oregon Certified

-Firefighter I NFPA(minimum)

-NFPA Driver

-Hazardous Materials Operations Certification

McMinnville is seeking only candidates with EMT Basic and not Paramedic certifications at this time.

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to 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.  A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions.  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.

Courtesy:  The National Testing Network

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