AURORA, CANBY, MOLALLA, AND WOODBURN FIRE DISTRICTS
221 SOUTH PINE STREET
CANBY, OREGON 97013
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Updated: March 20, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter EMT and Firefighter Paramedic
The Canby Fire District #62, Molalla Fire District #73, Aurora Fire District, and Woodburn Fire District are all currently hiring for Firefighter EMT or Firefighter Paramedic. These positions require both FireTEAM and a CPAT that is valid within the last 6 months of applying. Due to COVID-19, if you are unable to schedule aCPAT test, we will accept the completion of this requirement at the time of the interview. Candidates must submit a department application and copies of all the required and preferred certifications in a specific order to Canby Fire 221 S. Pine St, Canby, OR 97013 prior to the close of the application period. Only application packets that are received by the deadline below will be accepted.
The department application is available HERE. The application packet instructions can be found HERE.
The application process will open on March 2, 2020 and close on April 15th, 2020 at 4pm. The top 15 EMTs and top 15 EMTPs will be notified on April 17th, 2020to move forward and will be required to participate in a Firefighter/EMS skills assessment center on one of three days to be determined. This application and testing process will produce two eligibility hiring lists that will be used for entry-level hiring by the Aurora, Canby, Molalla, and Woodburn Fire Districts. One list will be comprised of EMTs and the other paramedics. Candidates will need to decide at the time of application which position they are testing for. Candidates that earn a spot on a hiring eligibility list will be considered for employment when entry-level vacancies occur at any of the four fire districts. In addition to the minimum qualifications listed for testing eligibility, each of the four districts has specific additional employment qualifications and/or scoring criteria that will be applied to the candidates in rank order on the eligibility lists. When an appointment is to be made, the top three candidates on the list, that meet the additional qualifications after all district specific preference points are applied, will be invited to a chief’s interview with the district where the vacancy exists
Applications can be found here or on any of the four district websites. All applicants that receive contingent job offers will be required to pass an NFPA 1582 physical, extensive background check, and psychological evaluation. Successful applicants will be required to complete a probationary employment period.
Aurora Fire District Molalla Fire DistrictGreg Dyke Mike PenunuriOperations Chief Lieutenantgdyke@aurorafire.org (503) 829-2200 Ext. 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canby Fire District Woodburn Fire DistrictMatt Dale Joe BudgeDivision Chief of EMS Fire Chief 503-266-5851 email@example.com@canbyfire.org
Department Overview Aurora Fire District: The Aurora Fire District (AFD) was organized in 1948 and serves an area of 64 square miles in both Marion and Clackamas Counties. We serve approximately 6,000 permanent residents with an assortment of different businesses, schools, airports and major highways & railways. Aurora FD protects the cities of Aurora and Donald, other surrounding communities and rural farmlands. AFD receives almost its entire funding from property taxes. This funding comes through a permanent tax rate and temporary funding from a local option levy. The Aurora Fire District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and managed by professional staff. We have six staff employees, including a full-time Fire Chief, Operations Chief, three Lieutenants, and an Administrative Assistant. We also have six student sleepers that help out when they are not at fire school.
The majority of our coverage is staffed with volunteers that respond at all times of the day and night. The Aurora Fire District offers a variety of emergency services. We provide fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical response and hazardous materials response to our District and as mutual aid. These services are offered from two stations. In 2019 the AFD responded annually to around 1050 calls for service. The Aurora Fire District will apply the following additional minimum qualifications to those on the eligibility list when considering an entry-level appointment: Apparatus operator equipped with a fire pump.
Department Overview Canby and Molalla: Canby and Molalla Fire Districts are full-service Fire and EMS providers and provide ambulance transportation. Canby and Molalla has two of the busiest combination fire stations in Clackamas County. The Cities of Canby and Molalla are expecting substantial commercial growth in the next 5 to 10 years. Canby and Molalla Firefighters are known for their compassion and care to all they come in contact with.
Department Overview Woodburn Fire District: Woodburn Fire District (WFD) is a combination fire district that provides emergency services to the cities of Woodburn and Gervais Oregon and the areas surrounding. WFD maintains four fire stations with 16.5 full-time employees and a 32 member volunteer staff. Career firefighters work 24-hour shifts out of the main station with four-person minimum staffing on each shift including one paramedic. The District does not provide ambulance patient transport.
The volunteer staff supplements response from the main station and provides a response from the three out stations. The district is active in the wildland firefighting arena and engages in conflagration deployments with Marion County each year. The district has close working relationships with the neighboring fire districts with mutual and auto-aid emergency response agreements and intergovernmental contracts for the sharing of administrative staff. WFD responded to 2,815 emergency calls in 2019. In addition to emergency response, the career firefighters perform fire & life safety code enforcement inspections in the community, pre-incident building surveys and provide annual fire safety and prevention education to 2nd-grade classrooms in the district.
The Woodburn Fire District will apply the following additional minimum qualifications to those on the eligibility list when considering an entry-level appointment: DPSST Apparatus Operator Equipped with Fire Pump and; two-year associate's degree in fire service related field.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes and insurable by the Fire Districts
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Required Minimum Certifications:
Specific Disqualifiers: Felony, Criminal, Activity Disqualifier
Must be insurable and pass the driving background checks by the Fire Districts
Drug Use Disqualifier
Must pass a drug test per District policies
Employment & Financial Disqualifier
Pass a background check and psychological exam
THE FOUR FIRE DISTRICTS ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.