GRESHAM FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
1333 NW EASTMAN PARKWAY
GRESHAM, OREGON 97030
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Updated: November 19, 2019
Classification: Firefighter/EMT Basic and Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of Gresham is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT Basic and Firefighter/Paramedic. Working as a Firefighter for the City of Gresham presents an exciting opportunity to serve the public of the fourth largest city in the State of Oregon, along with the cities of Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and unincorporated areas of Multnomah County. As a Firefighter, you will respond to emergency calls related to fire suppression and emergency medical services.
An eligibility list will be created in anticipation of a Spring 2020 hiring and recruit academy. Future vacancies may be filled from the same list.
The testing deadline is November 26th, 2019.
Salary Information: $52,980 - $90,672/ Annually
Benefit Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Deferred Compensation Plan, Oregon PERS
Application Information: A City of Gresham online application is required. Visit https://greshamoregon.gov/jobs/ to view the detailed posting and to apply no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2019.
Contact information: For questions related to this selection process or additional information regarding Fire and Emergency Services, please contact HR@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2729. For questions related to the required testing, contact NTN directly at www.NationalTestingNetwork.com.
Department Overview: Gresham Fire is a fast-paced fire and EMS department that covers 60+ square miles and over 150,000 people. We provide Advanced Life Support EMS first response, Technical Rescue, Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Rescue Swimmers and Rescue Divers, Boat and swift water rescue, CBRNE, Wildland Urban Interface, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, USAR, Tactical Support Medics (SWAT). We answer over 16,000 calls from seven stations. Our staff works on a 24/48 ABC schedule.
City Information: The City of Gresham was founded in 1905. We are a full-service city that shares a border with Portland, Oregon which puts us in the largest population center in Oregon. We are 2 hours from the Pacific Ocean, 2 hours from the high desert, and 1 hour from Mt. Hood and year-round snow skiing. We are situated on the Columbia River. Additionally, we have an extensive mass transportation system including buses and light rail trains.
Population: City of Gresham 111,500. Area served by Gresham Fire 150,000
Age: 18 years of age by date of hire
US Citizen: Must be able to lawfully work in USA by date of hire
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must have valid state driver's license at time of hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language
Vision: Correctable to 20/40
College: Some course work preferred by not required
Academy Certification: Possess an Oregon EMT Basic, Intermediate, or Paramedic certification prior to job offer. Preference may be given to candidates with Paramedic certification. Possess a valid CPAT and submit to the City of Gresham on or before November 26, 2019.
Prior Experience: No, however, preference may be given to candidates with prior paid career fire department work experience.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: NTN Personal History Questionnaire is required and must be completed by November 12, 2019.
Felony, Criminal Activity, and Drug Use Disqualifiers: