MID COLUMBIA FIRE & RESCUE
1400 WEST 8TH STREET
THE DALLES, OREGON 97058
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Updated: October 03, 2018
Job Classification: Firefighter/EMS Provider (more details below)
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMS Provider as well as hiring for two immediate openings. This position requires a valid FireTEAM and a valid CPAT. The list for this position is open and continuous. As vacancies can occur at any time, the request for a list of candidates to consider can occur at any time or without notice.The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Candidates must upload a scan of their Oregon EMS License and their Firefighter 1. Please Note: ALL Correspondence regarding this listing will be conducted through email. Please ensure that you are set up to receive an email from Division Chief Jay Wood to ensure receipt of correspondence. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue is establishing a list for hiring two immediate openings. Salary Information: $4,720 per month plus incentives (10% Paramedic, 2% AA - Fire Science Degree)Benefit Information: Excellent benefits package to include Oregon PERS Retirement, Employee and Dependent Health Insurance, Post Employment Health Plan, VEBALiving Requirement:The fire district has a living restriction that requires employees to reside within a defined geographical area. The living restriction is thirty (30) road miles from the main fire station at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles. While the living restriction allows for employees to live outside of the fire district, it is the sincere hope of our fire district Board of Directors that newly hired employees be a part of our community and reside within the fire district boundaries.Important Dates:Closing Date: October 10th, 2018, at 12:01 PMOral Interview: October 16th, 2018Contact Information: Division Chief Jay Wood541email@example.com
All correspondence will be by email only. Please ensure that your email address is correct and that you monitor your email following the closing date for important process information. The top eighteen (18) overall scoring candidates on the FireTEAM test will be invited to sit for the Oral Interview. Candidates will be required to confirm, by email, their Oral Interview Date and Time within 48 hours of receipt of a notice. Candidates will be placed on a list based on the final scoring which will be weighted 40% for the Written Exam and 60% for the Oral Interview Process.Preference Points: Preference points will be added to the overall score following the NTN Written exam and the Oral Interview Process.- Veterans Preference Points are available to candidates who qualify and will be added to the final score to determine placement on the list. 5 points for Veterans OR 10 Points for Disabled Veterans- MCFR Volunteer in Good Standing: 5 Points- NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump (or Pumper/Operator): 5 Points- NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Aerial Device (or Aerial Operator): 5 Points
Department Overview: Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCFR) is a combination all response agency that responded to 2943 calls for service in 2017. The district is located along the shores of The Columbia River, approximately 80 miles east of Portland and protects the City of The Dalles, Wasco County's largest incorporated city and the county seat. We have two staffed stations. We have four chief officers. There is 21 line personnel. Approximately 30 volunteer personnel, across all disciplines, that also help protect the community.Area Information: The Dalles offers about 300 days of sun and receives only 14.5" of rain per year. Cyclists, Geocachers, hikers, hunters, fishers, history buffs, and wine aficionados are discovering our area. Steeped in history and culture, the area served as a center of Native American trade and culture for 10,000 years. Lewis & Clark camped along our shores, and here pioneers on the Oregon Trail made the decision to brave the Columbia River or go over Mt. Hood. With a population of 18,500, The Dalles is a great place in the Gorge for outdoor recreation and within less than a two-hour drive, you can see the high desert, lush forests, Mt. Hood in Oregon, Mt. Adams in Washington and Portland. The Dalles is far enough from the city to be rural but close enough to enjoy the sights and sounds of an urban environment.Fire District Population: 18,500
US Citizen: Yes, or lawfully work in US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: A drivers license valid in Oregon
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Fitness Evaluation: Must pass a physical examination and fitness assessment (pre-employment)
Necessary Certifications: Oregon Licensed EMS Provider at the EMT level or higher upon hire
NFPA Firefighter 1 or equivalent (ProBoard or IFSAC) upon hire
Specific Disqualifiers: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Must pass DPSST Revocation and Denial Background Check.
Driving Disqualifiers: Recent suspensions, recent and/or DUII arrests or conviction(s).
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Must pass drug screen as part of the pre-employment process.Marijuana is included as disqualifying drug.