Capt Craig Freeman

PARAMEDIC / Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (OR)

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (OR) is accepting apps for PARAMEDIC.  Until December 26, 2016. Salary $51,227.39 – $66,204.00 annually.    For details about this career and over 3,400 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (OR)

is accepting applications for:


Job Title: Paramedic
Closing Date/Time:   Mon. 12/26/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,268.95 – $5,517.00 Monthly
$51,227.39 – $66,204.00 Annually
Job Type: Full time
Location: Work site location has not been determined, Oregon
Department: Other Integrated Operations

You Can Answer the Call.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants you to join our dedicated and compassionate team.  We are seeking candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are ready for a career that makes a difference!

The District’s Emergency Medical Services continue to expand in number and complexity.  Ensuring we have the right person, with the right qualifications, doing the right job is essential to TVF&R providing effective medical care to the community.  In this new role with the District, PARAMEDICS will be responsible for operating a fire department medical unit responding to emergency and non-emergency medical incidents and providing advanced life support medical care and transport of the ill and injured.  They will perform emergency medical duties consistent with Oregon Paramedic licensure and District policy, with the principle duties to include preventing the loss of life from fire by way of emergency medical response and supporting fire suppression efforts. New hires in this role may be assigned to staff a day-time 40-hour Medic Unit or a 24-hour Medic Unit any day of the week.

 Example of Duties:

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

Performs emergency medical services consistent with Oregon Paramedic licensure and District policy. Responds as part of a team to medical alarms and other emergencies and performs appropriate emergency medical service. Responds to emergency scenes and maintains radio communication with the Dispatch office, local hospitals for medical consultation, and other response units.

Directs or provides advanced life support care on emergency scenes including triage, EKG interpretation, drug therapy, splinting, bandaging, immobilizing patient, extrication and all other duties involved in on-scene patient care. May be assigned to the Mobile Integrated Health or Critical Care Paramedic programs.

Completes all reports by computer dealing with patient care as needed to record, and bill for, emergency responses and transports.

Maintains training hours as required by Oregon for paramedic certification.

Responds to alarms and provides medical standby.

Performs tasks on fire ground consistent with training.

Functions as an integral component of a team.

Participates in drills and attends classes on techniques and other emergency topics as mandated to maintain necessary skills and proficiency levels that are required by State and District standards for this position.

Maintains, checks, tests, and repairs assigned life support equipment and facilities. Responsible for equipment and station checks following District policies, procedures, guidelines, and safety rules as outlined in federal, state, and local regulations. Performs general maintenance work in cleaning, storing, and reloading equipment and supplies. Cleans and maintains vehicles and District equipment as well as assists in the maintenance of the fire station and fire station grounds as assigned.

Participates in familiarization of large buildings, verifies or corrects response aid information, and performs all other preparatory and maintenance functions as required.

Responds to the general public regarding medical and emergency incidents following District policies and procedures in a courteous and respectful manner.

Assists the public in education and fire prevention, including station tours, classroom presentations, and greeting the public at fire stations.

Compiles, writes, and submits required reports by computer for emergency and non-emergency activities to various District Officers.

Assists in station clerical and record keeping activities as assigned. Drives various vehicles as required.

Performs station chores, including laundry, floor maintenance, trash removal, kitchen upkeep, landscaping, and general housekeeping and building maintenance as assigned.

Performs fire suppression activities as directed and consistent with training. Represents TVF&R at citizen and community activities.

Conducts emergency medical classes as required by the District.

May be assigned to alternate work schedule in accordance with District policy and Labor contract.

Must be prepared to report/remain at work during major emergencies, disasters, and some large emergency exercises with little or no notice. Must be able to meet this requirement without substantial delay by taking appropriate steps for individual and family preparedness.

May receive assignments well outside of job description or normal chain of command during major emergencies, disasters and some emergency exercises.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required for initial employment:

High school diploma or equivalent; In addition to a high school diploma, post-high school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Must possess State of Oregon EMT-P certification by date of employment and maintain in order to perform the duties of a Paramedic;

Must possess a current, valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record insurable by the District’s insurer in order to drive a District vehicle.

Critical Care Paramedic certification and/or experience is preferred.

Community Paramedic certification and/or experience is preferred.

Required for continued employment:

Within the  first year of employment must obtain and maintain the following: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)certification, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (or equivalent).

Within the  first year of employment must complete the Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) or Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) training.

Timely completion of OSHA and other required compliance training as detailed in Standard Operation Guidelines 11.1.10 (Compliance Training).


Must effectively perform essential job functions under stressful physical and mental conditions.

Must put on and properly adjust personal protective equipment within specified time frames without needing assistance.

Must perform critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments.

Must understand a variety of fire suppression and prevention materials and information within scope of work.

Must execute full physical exertion and mental activity at all times of the day/night in responding to alarms and emergency situations.

Must remain calm and maintain composure when confronting stressful and emergency situations.

Must hear and orally respond to calls for assistance, radio communications, and all other calls as needed under all conditions which may include background noises in emergency operations.

Must be able to assist with fire ground operations within the scope of firefighter training for this position.

Must be able to perform those physical activities required for essential functions including, standing, walking, and mobility on various surfaces including uneven ground with limited traction for an undetermined length of time. Work involves frequent crouching, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, and grasping. Continual lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weights up to 50 lbs., and occasionally up to 75 lbs., walking up and down stairs, as well as carrying items up and down stairs; talking to and hearing others in person and over the phone or radio.


Under stressful physical and mental conditions, wearing appropriate PPE, perform all necessary duties as a paramedic and duties within their firefighter scope.

Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medications or hydration.

Reports/remains at work during major emergencies and/or disasters with little or no notice.

Functions as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.

Repeated exposure to traumatic and otherwise disagreeable situations.

Must work in both open and confined work spaces as well as in adverse environmental conditions for extended periods of time with little or no rest.

Must work under conditions of low visibility.

Must drive emergency vehicles during both day and night in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and during unsafe road conditions created by environmental factors.

Must travel throughout the District to various work site locations in order to fulfill the essential functions of the position.


In addition to the qualifications, candidates whe are successful in this position will also possess the following competencies:

Ethical Integrity

Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times. Acts in line with those values. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others. Practices what he/she preaches. Generates trust by keeping confidences, admitting mistakes and not misrepresenting self for personal gain. Is willing to stand up and be counted.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in services. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.


Genuinely cares about people. Is concerned about their work and non-work problems. Is available and ready to help. Is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate. Demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.

Drive for Results

Enjoys working hard; uses time effectively and efficiently. Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. Perseveres, especially in the face of setbacks. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Decision Quality

Makes good decisions based on mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people–up, down, sideways, inside and outside the organization–building constructive and effective relationships. Builds appropriate rapport ; uses diplomacy and tact. Can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably. Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups. Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out. Is easy to approach and talk to.

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change. Can shift gears comfortably. Can decide and act without having the total picture. Isn’t upset when things are up in the air. Doesn’t have to finish things before moving on. Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Personal Learning

Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself. Seeks feedback; is open to criticism and receptive to discussion of shortcomings. Understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and managerial behavior quickly. Watches others for their reactions to his/her attempts to influence and perform, and adjusts. Works to deploy strengths. Works on compensating for weakness and limits.

 Supplemental Information:

The examination to establish an eligible list for entry level Paramedic will consist of two steps.

Step 1 is a review of applications for minimum qualifications.  Only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications, will advance to Step 2.  Notification of advancement to Step 2 and details for completing the Step 2 is anticipated to occur no later than December 30, 2016 .
Step 2 is an online assessment.  100% of  the exam score will be based on Step 2. Notification of results is anticipated to occur no later than January 13, 2017.

Please be sure you include a valid email as notifications and communication will be via email. You are responsible for making sure your email provider accepts email from (some spam blocking applications may keep you from receiving important notifications).

Eligible list

The score from the online assessment, plus any preference points, will determine the rank order of qualified candidates on the list. This list will have a duration of twenty-four (24) months and will be used for any future vacancies that emerge during the life of the eligible list.

We currently have vacancies to fill.  The selection phase and tentative timeline to fill the current vacancies is as follows:

Veteran’s Preference:
It is the District’s policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214). The NEOGOV application facilitates self-identification and attachment of certification documentation. The District’s Veterans’ Preference policy is available by request at

TVF&R is committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and fast and effective emergency response. The core principles of safety and performance, customer service, and professionalism guide how TVF&R accomplishes meeting the needs of our communities. The District is committed to developing and enhancing a diverse workforce that honors and respects our individual and group differences and builds trust in the community we serve.


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