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DEPOE BAY FIRE DISTRICT 

VACATION RENTAL REGISTRATION

 


Lincoln County Fire - Joint Application


Depoe Bay Firefighter Job Description


North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Firefighter Job Description


Depoe Bay Fire District in partnership with North Lincoln Fire & Rescue;

With formation of:

The Lincoln County Fire Testing Consortium

 

 Announce a joint recruitment for the position of Firefighter/EMT (Paramedic Preferred)

 

Depoe Bay Fire District:  $53,340 - $67,476 plus qualified incentives.

6% of base salary for Paramedic, 2% of base salary for Advanced EMT, $150 per month Rescue Technician.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue:  $54,569 - $66,725 plus qualified incentives.

(All based on Top Step FF Salary) - 8% for Paramedic, 2% for Advanced EMT, AS Degree 1%, BS Degree 2%.)

 

 

Both districts offer incentives for Paramedic Certification and other specialties, plus generous benefit packages; Oregon PERS Retirement, HRA-VEBA, Medical, Dental, Vision Coverages for Employee and Family, Deferred Compensation, Paid Time Off; (package varies between both districts). 

No residency requirement.

 

Successful applicants from the testing process will be placed on one candidate eligibility list for both agencies to select from; (do not apply if you are not interested in a position with only one agency listed).  Both fire districts are exploring a consolidation and have goals to be a newly formed district by mid-year 2021. 

 

The Depoe Bay Fire District has been awarded grant funds from the Staffing for Adequate Emergency Response (SAFER) program and recently passed a Local Optional Tax Levy to bring our staffing to industry standards.  The Depoe Bay Fire District currently has three (3) immediate vacancies to fill.  The Depoe Bay Fire District is also establishing an eligibility candidate list (Firefighter) in anticipation of future vacancies.  This is a represented position within IAFF L5154;

 

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue is also establishing an eligibility candidate list (Firefighter) in anticipation of future vacancies.  This is a represented position within IAFF L5169;

 

After initial training, Firefighters may be assigned to work 48/96 schedule (56 hours per week), 40 hours per week, relief duty, and/or alternating and/or consecutive days of the week including nights, weekends, and holidays.

 

An EMT or Paramedic license is required, as well as the minimum application requirements listed.  The Firefighter Recruit will participate in the Firefighter Orientation Training for approximately three weeks, and;

 

  • learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become a firefighter with both districts.
  • participate in on-the-job and self-study training in order to acquire and maintain proficiency needed to perform the tasks of a firefighter.
  • participate in supervised drills and training in firefighting skills.
  • be required to effectively utilize many types of tools and equipment. Considerable time is spent in maintenance of equipment, apparatus and in routine care of building and grounds. Strenuous physical exertion is usually necessary.
  • be required to lift heavy objects and work for prolonged periods in adverse weather conditions.
  • perform work in accordance with well-defined procedures and regulations under supervision.
  • be required to make critical decisions in emergency situations and have ability to work safely and efficiently in a team or independently.
  • be assigned shift work and varying schedules and must demonstrate excellent internal and external customer service delivery, as well as have ability to work under high-stress conditions.
  • be expected to positively interact with multi-cultural populations, act in a courteous, respectful, and professional manner.

 

The following minimum qualifications are required for all applicants;

  • State of Oregon paramedic or EMT at time of conditional offer of employment. *
  • NFPA (or equivalent) Firefighter 1. *
  • NFPA (or equivalent) Hazardous Materials Operations. *
  • Current BLS CPR Healthcare Provider. *
  • Skill in reading, comprehending and applying a variety of fire suppression and prevention materials and information.
  • Skill in performing a variety of mechanical operations.
  • Skill in learning a wide variety of firefighting duties and methods, as well as skill in the use of firefighting equipment within a reasonable work test period.
  • Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of conditional offer of employment;
  • Have a high school diploma, or equivalent at the time of conditional offer of employment; *
  • Possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record by time of conditional offer of employment; *
  • Successfully pass a physical agility test; *
    • Approved CPAT OR Depoe Bay Fire District Physical Abilities Test OR North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Physical Abilities Test; all of which must be scheduled by the applicant.  Both agencies will accept any of the three listed.
  • Successfully pass the following phases of the Written Exam - NTN Test with the minimum scores: *
    • Human Interactions test – Minimum score of 70%
    • Mechanical test- Minimum score of 75%
    • Math test – Minimum score of 75%
    • Reading test – Minimum score of 85%
  • Have no criminal conviction that would prevent certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Mandatory convictions for denying or revoking certification of a fire service professional can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/FC/docs/REV-DenialInfoGuide.pdf
  • Be able to meet the State of Oregon EMS licensure requirements. Visit the Oregon Health Authority website for requirements: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action;JSESSIONID_OARD=Ambj62l5cFUuQAcwxwe8aYZAMd6P7gEfEgZqLMFKnUXdayb_hF2J!-1969788327?ruleVrsnRsn=250650

 

 

The following are preferred qualifications*;

  • State of Oregon Paramedic
  • ACLS
  • PALS or PEPP
  • NFPA Firefighter II (or equivalent)
  • NFPA Apparatus Operator Equipped with an Aerial Device (or equivalent)
  • NFPA Driver (or equivalent)
  • NFPA Apparatus Operator Equipped with a Pump (or equivalent)
  • Prior employment as a professional Firefighter
  • AAS or bachelor’s degree
  • Wildland Firefighter Certifications (S130, S190, Interface, etc.)
  • Rescue Technician Certification

 

*Please submit ALL required and preferred qualifications with application.  Resumes may be included, but not accepted in lieu of application.  Do not submit certifications other than those listed.

 

Applications may be downloaded from www.depoebayfire.com   or   www.nlfr.org

Picked up in person: 

  • Depoe Bay Fire – Station 2200; 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop – Gleneden Beach, OR 97388
  • North Lincoln Fire & Rescue – Station 1600; 4520 SE Highway 101 – Lincoln City, OR  97367

Applications must be submitted/delivered by the closing date; late applications and postmarks will not be accepted. 

 

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

 

Application:

The application screening process will consist of an evaluation of required application materials, successful completion of the NTN FireTeam written examination and Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), and successful completion of a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) or independent district Physical Abilities Test.  Those meeting the requirements will be invited to continuing the recruitment process.  This is not a scored element of the process.

 

Assessment Center:

Successful applicants will be notified, and the candidate will be invited to participate in an assessment center.  The candidate will be evaluated in the following:

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • EMS Assessment and Documentation
  • Tool Identification and Presentation
  • Panel Interview with Autobiography

 

 

 

Fire Chief Interview:

Candidates passing all steps on day #1, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The top scoring candidates will be invited to participate in the final panel interview. The Fire Chief and/or selection panel will interview, select and hire candidates from the final ranked hire list once each candidate:

  • Successfully passes the oral interview processes;
  • Successfully passes an in-depth background investigation;
  • Successfully complete drug screening, and pass a medical and physical examination prior to appointment (NFPA 1582);
  • Possess a minimum of a valid Oregon Paramedic or EMT license by the time of conditional offer of employment.

 

Upon Hiring:

  • Firefighters hired will adhere to their respective hiring agency’s job description and probationary requirements. 
  • Both agencies expect each Firefighter to successfully complete the 12-month probationary process with regular required testing to measure knowledge and proficiency.
  • Both agencies expect each firefighter to complete NFPA Driver (or equivalent) and NFPA Apparatus Operator Equipped with a Pump (or equivalent) within nine (9) months of hire.
  • Expect each firefighter to remain in good standing with DPSST, OHA, both fire districts, and conduct themselves in a positive image while representing the fire service.
  • During the 12-month probationary process, probationary firefighters may be discharged for failure to meet any of the above.

 

STEP 1: Apply between December 16th and January 15th.

 

STEP 2: Schedule and complete NTN FireTeam written examination by January 15th, 2020.

The FireTeam written examination will be administered by the National Testing Network (NTN). If you haven't already taken the test, we recommend you schedule 72 hours after applying. The examination process will consist of a video-based multiple-choice written examination. The video based written test will consist of four components:

  • Human Interactions test – Minimum score of 70%
  • Mechanical test- Minimum score of 75%
  • Math test – Minimum score of 75%
  • Reading test – Minimum score of 85%

 

For candidates that have already completed the FireTeam test with the National Testing Network prior to the application open date, you must log in to your account with the National Testing Network and add ‘Lincoln County Fire Testing Consortium’ to be considered. Deadline to submit scores is January 15th, 2020.

 

 

 

Fee waivers for FireTeam test:

A fee is associated with the FireTeam written examination. Applicants may apply for a waiver for the written examination. Waiver requests are confidential and not shared with interviewers. To qualify for the waiver, you must be:

  • Receiving unemployment insurance payments, - or -
  • Receiving public assistance (Food Stamps, WIC, SNAP, TANF, or other verifiable public assistance programs).  If requesting a waiver, please email bdaniels@depoebayfire.com.   Supporting documentation for a waiver is not required at time of application or test but may be requested at a future date. If approved, a waiver will be assigned to you to apply when registering and scheduling your FireTeam written examination with the National Testing Network. Waiver requests must be made no later than January 10th, 2020 and apply only to this recruitment.

 

Link to FireTeam test through NTN:

https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/

 

STEP 3: Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) or district Physical Abilities Test.

 

CPAT exams must have been completed between December 16th, 2019 to February 15th, 2020 to be considered for this recruitment.

 

If submitting CPAT, only a CPAT licensed by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will be accepted.

 

For your convenience, the National Testing Network also administers the CPAT, however applicants can take the test from other companies as long as they are licensed by IAFF and IAFC. It will be the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the CPAT they take is from a licensed company. CPAT results from vendors other than NTN must be submitted in the application package.

 

It is recommended that candidates that who do not already have a valid CPAT certificate wait to take their CPAT until 72 hours after they receive passing results from the FireTeam examination.

 

Fee waivers for CPAT:

A fee is associated with the CPAT. Applicants may apply for a waiver for the CPAT. Waiver requests are confidential and not shared with interviewers. To qualify for the waiver, you must be:

  • Receiving unemployment insurance payments, - or -
  • Receiving public assistance (Food Stamps, WIC, SNAP, TANF, or other verifiable public assistance programs).  If requesting a waiver, please email bdaniels@depoebayfire.com.   Supporting documentation for a waiver is not required at time of application or test but may be requested at a future date. If approved, a waiver will be assigned to you to apply when registering and scheduling your FireTeam written examination with the National Testing Network. Waiver requests must be made no later than January 10th, 2020 and apply only to this recruitment.

 

Link to CPAT Test through NTN: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/cpat_info.cfm

 

The top candidates who have successfully passed both the Fire Team written exam and CPAT will receive notification by email that they will be moving forward in the process no later than January 17th, 2020.

 

 

Recruitment Timeline Dates (subject to change):

  • Position Announcement(s):  December 16th, 2019 – January 15th, 2020.
    • Agency PATs dates to be scheduled by applicant
  • Applicant Screening:  January 16th, 2020
  • Invitations to Assessment Center:  January 17th, 2020
  • Assessment Center:  January 31st, 2020
  • Fire Chief’s Interview:  February 5th, 2020
  • Conditional Offers of Employment:  February 10th, 2020
    • Background Investigation
    • Medical Evaluation
  • Employment Begins:  March 9th, 2020

 

For those selected to participate in the assessment center, there will be an optional Q&A session held at Depoe Bay Fire Station 2300, 325 US 101 – Depoe Bay, OR  97341 on January 30th from 1600 to 2000.  This is a chance to meet personnel and labor representatives from Depoe Bay Fire, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, L5154, and L5169.  Attendance is not required.

 

Additional Information:

During the testing and hiring process, emails may be routed to your SPAM and/or JUNK mail. We advise that you check all folders.

 

Candidates on the final hire list who do not have a minimum of a valid Oregon EMT or Paramedic license, by the time of conditional offer of employment, will not be considered for hire, but will remain on the eligibility list. Candidates must email proof of Oregon EMT or Paramedic licensure to bdaniels@depoebayfire.com

 

Veteran's Preference Information:

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date of this recruitment.

 

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

 

No person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.  Both districts value diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to bdaniels@depoebayfire.com

 

The Lincoln County Testing Consortium, Depoe Bay Fire District, and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue follow adopted Civil Service rules.

 

Volunteer Preference Information:

Volunteer Firefighters in good standing with either district will be awarded five (5) points to their final qualifying and passing score from the assessment center.  Points are awarded for volunteers with 36 months of service to either fire district. 

 

Application Process, Waiver, Veteran Questions; (email preferred):

Bryan Daniels – Assistant Fire Chief

Depoe Bay Fire District

bdaniels@depoebayfire.com

541-764-2202

 

Scheduling Physical Abilities Testing for Depoe Bay Fire District (email only):

Eric Leonard – Fire Captain

Depoe Bay Fire District

eleonard@depoebayfire.com

 

Scheduling Physical Abilities Testing for North Lincoln Fire & Rescue (email only):

Jamie Mason – Division Chief

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue

jmason@nlfr.org

2019 Incidents
Fire Medical Other
Jan 1 50 22
Feb 2 39 22
Mar 6 57 32
Apr 2 30 29
May 3 40 26
Jun 1 50 33
Jul 4 52 29
Aug 2 37 42
Sep 2 52 20
Oct 2 60 30
Nov 0 40 19
Dec
Total 25 507 304

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 1 38 14
Feb 0 31 15
Mar 2 46 17
Apr 1 39 20
May 0 44 24
Jun 3 40 17
Jul 3 46 31
Aug 8 44 28
Sep 0 56 19
Oct 0 49 21
Nov 2 42 21
Dec 4 43 34
Total 24 518 261

Past Incidents
Fire EMS Other
2017 16 494 300
2016 9 531 254
2015 30 462 237
2014 16 414 206
2013 11 409 180
2012 21 439 194
2011 30 421 152
2010 5 349 183
2009 25 375 174

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