POLK COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO 1
1800 MONMOUTH STREET
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON 97351
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Updated: January 22, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Polk County Fire District No 1 is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. There will likely be one hire off this list in April 2020 with the remaining list staying active for one year. The posting will close on March 1, 2020.
Polk County Fire District No.1 requires the FireTEAM test and the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by March 1, 2020 or you may not be considered further in the process.
Eligible candidates will be invited to an assessment center to be held on March 19, 2020.
Candidates must possess and submit copies of the following on the day of the assessment center:
Salary Information: Polk County Fire District No.1 has a starting salary of $5,206 per month and a top step salary of $6,328. This is a classified position that is eligible for overtime.
Benefit Information: Polk County Fire District No.1 provides full family medical, vision, and dental benefits as well as an employee assistance program. The Fire District pays both employer and employee PERS contributions. The Fire District makes contributions to employee HRA-VEBA accounts as well as post-employment health plans. Employees receive paid vacation.
Department Information: Polk County Fire District No. 1 serves a population of 26,000 residents. The District is 185 square miles with most of the population living in the towns of Monmouth and Independence. At the Central Station, located in Independence, there is a combination of paid staff, student residents, and home responding volunteers. There are three rural stations that are staffed with volunteer personnel. The District provides ALS ambulance transport to an area of 205 square miles. In 2019 Polk County Fire District No.1 responded to 2,735 calls for service. For more information about the District, visit www.polk1.org.
Age: 18 years
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes – any valid US driver’s license
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Preference Points: Qualified Polk County Fire District No. 1 volunteers and qualified veterans with DD 214 or DD215 documentation
Job offers will be conditional pending a successful background check, pre-employment NFPA 1585 physical, and psychological profile evaluation.