LA GRANDE, CITY OF
1806 COVE AVENUE
LA GRANDE, OREGON 97850
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Updated: September 24, 2019
The La Grande Fire Department is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic positions. Must successfully complete FireTeam written exam and National Testing Network CandidatePhysical Ability Test as part of the application process or within one year prior to application date.Closing Date: Open until filled. The first review of applications will be after 5 pm on October 15, 2019.
Salary Information: $55,746 – $71,607 annually (includes mandatory FLSA Overtime pay) plus City paid 2.5% deferred compensation contribution and incentive pay for education and advanced certifications.
Benefits Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Air and Ground Ambulance Membership, and contributions into a Health Savings Account every three months based on tier. (Employee cost-share for Medical, Dental, Vision is 10% of premiums).
Contact Information:Jennifer FoxAdmin Asst541-963-3123
Application Procedure: A City of La Grande application form and job description may be obtained from our city website at www.cityoflagrande.org and returned to Anita Zink, City of La Grande, 1000 Adams Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850, (541) 962-1319, firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Information: the City of La Grande is located in beautiful Northeastern Oregon, approximately 250 miles east of Portland and 170 miles north of Boise, Idaho. Sitting on the fertile cultivated floor of the Grande Ronde Valley, the City is surrounded by the forested Blue Mountains, granite and snow-covered peaks of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area, and a multitude of clear flowing river and streams.As the county seat of Union County, the City of La Grande serves as the economic, educational, recreational, and cultural hub for this comer of the State. With a population of 13,173 (2017), the City maintains its small-town character while providing many large town amenities.The City is the home of Eastern Oregon University (EOU), a State-funded four-year university of higher education with a resident student population of approximately 1500 students. EOU offers 24 bachelor degree programs including a baccalaureate degree in Fire Services Administration.
Population: 13,173 (2017)
US Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Valid Oregon driver’s license, or obtain within 30 days of employment
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Possess and maintain a State of Oregon Paramedic Certification (EMT-P), American Heart
Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) certification
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As a member of a Fire Department and under the direct supervision of a Fire Department Captain, a
Firefighter/Paramedic performs firefighting, rescue, emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic
level and other types of emergency response related duties. Participates in fire prevention, code enforcement,
and public safety education activities. Helps to maintain and make minor repairs to the fire station, fire
apparatus, and emergency response equipment. Participates in training and personal development activities
necessary to acquire and maintain the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a firefighter in a
proficient and safe manner.