COLUMBIA RIVER FIRE AND RESCUE
270 Columbia Blvd
SAINT HELENS, OREGON 97051
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Updated: February 12, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry Level and Lateral)
The Columbia River Fire & Rescue Civil Service Commission is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT (Dated January 1, 2020 or later). The top applicants will be invited to participate in a Firefighter/Paramedic skills assessment center and interview on a date to be determined.
**Applicants must submit the following by the close date, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:00PM (PST):
**Candidates with no written CRFR Civil Service Commission Application will not be considered.
Job Description: Together we are establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. We are seeking qualified and dedicated individuals to join us in providing quality, professional emergency services. Appointments are for positions in the civil service system and will be made upon merit, efficiency and fitness - which shall be ascertained by testing, examination and investigation of qualified personnel.
About the Districts: The participating CRFR Civil Service Fire Districts are combination career/volunteer departments located in Columbia County and provide ALS transport service for their community. The county borders the Columbia River and Clatsop, Washington and Multnomah counties. The area has unlimited water recreation possibilities (i.e. wind surfing, fishing, water skiing, boating and sailing) and is in close proximity to the Portland metro area. The Pacific Ocean is just about an hour to the west and the hiking and skiing areas of Mt. Hood are about two hours to the east. Columbia County is rural and heavily wooded for good hiking, camping and hunting or just enjoying the great outdoors. Columbia County is an exceptional place to live and raise a family.
Fire District Demographics:
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes or state of residency
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Oregon State licensed Paramedic on date of interview
Exceptions to the Paramedic Qualifications: A Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P) may test, but must obtain an Oregon State Provisional certification before employment, and must pass the first available Oregon State Paramedic test to continue employment. Qualified Fire District volunteers or Paramedic students may test prior to receiving the required Paramedic certification, providing other eligibility conditions have been met. Fire District Volunteers or Paramedic students will not be eligible for employment consideration until they have provided the necessary Paramedic certification to the Chief Examiner.