The application process will begin soon! Candidates will have the opportunity to test with PF&R for the positions of Firefighter Trainee and Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic in 2011. Candidates with little or no fire service experience are encouraged to apply for the Firefighter Trainee Program. Applicants with fire service experience and who hold a minimum of an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification are encouraged to apply for the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic exam.
Downloadable Study Material is Now Available
Interested candidates are encouraged to access PF&R’s Firefighting webpage at http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/jobs to download study material. The study material is one of the four components of the multiple-choice test, the first phase of the examination process. The other three components of the multiple-choice test include a mechanical aptitude test, math test, and reading ability test.
Open Enrollment Begins on June 20th
Interested candidates can fill out an application for either the Firefighter Trainee position OR the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic position beginning on June 20, 2011.
Firefighter Trainee OR Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic Applications Must Be Submitted Using the Government Jobs Website
For the 2011 Open Enrollment, you will be required to submit an application for the Firefighter Trainee position OR the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic position using the http://www.governmentjobs.com website. Access http://www.portlandonline.com/jobs, click on the "Job Opportunities" link, and scroll down and click on either the Firefighter Trainee position OR the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic position.
If this is the first time you are applying using the http://www.governmentjobs.com website, you will need to access the website, create an account, and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.
If you have ever applied for a position using the http://www.governmentjobs.com website, you do not have to set up a new account. Simply click on the Applicant Login link to the left and log in using your existing account with http://www.governmentjobs.com. If you need assistance creating an account on the government jobs website, contact their support desk at 1-877-204-4442.
On June 20, 2011 beginning at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time, access http://www.portlandonline.com/jobs, click on the "Job Opportunities" link, and scroll down and click on either the Firefighter Trainee position OR the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic position.
Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.
If you apply for both the Trainee and EMT-B/Paramedic job positions will be disqualified from both hiring opportunities. Apply either for the Firefighter Trainee position OR the Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic positions.
When 4,500 applications have been submitted, enrollment will close and no further applications will be accepted.
PF&R encourages all candidates to read the official job announcements carefully and follow instructions exactly.
For next steps and information, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/jobs. If you have additional questions, contact PF&R's Recruiting Officer Terry Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 823-3811.