OREGON FIRE CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Firefighter 1790

HILLSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT
240 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE
HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123

The Hillsboro Fire Department is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter 1790. A city application and testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by 01/02/2015.

Salary Information:  $54,852 – $78,732 Annually

Benefit Information:  The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, employee life, statutory life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement {PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union and deferred compensation programs. The current base benefit package employee contribution is $100.00 per month and is subject to change.

Contact Information:

Debbie Hazel
Human Resources Manager
debbie.hazel@hillsboro-oregon.gov

Department Overview:  The Hillsboro Fire Department takes an approach of “service before self’. Meaning we approach every emergency incident like it is the most important one of the day. We treat people like we want our family treated. Our goal is to provide compassionate and competent care that surpasses any expectation.

Area Information:  Grounded in our hometown values and agrarian roots, we are Oregon’s 5th largest city.  As a full-service government, we work to ensure a high quality of life for our 93,340 residents. With a healthy patchwork of history, business opportunities, neighborhoods, education, recreation and culture, great things are growing here.

Population:  93,340

Job Requirements

US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver’s License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Necessary Certifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, preferably supplemented by college-level course work in fire science or related field; and
  • State of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician Basic level certification or higher; or a National Registry of EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician-Basic card or higher and the ability to obtain Oregon reciprocity within 6 months of hire;
  • Certified as Firefighter I or higher as accredited by N.F.P.A. or the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

 Candidates must fill out the department application at www.hillsboro-oregon.gov

The Hillsboro Fire Department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your candidate NTN account.  The PHQ should be completed as soon as possible to be considered further in the process.

To schedule testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com 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.  For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

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