Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department

Location: Pendleton, OR

Recruitment for Firefighter/Paramedic

Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department

Pendleton, Oregon

($5,313 - $6,812/month, plus generous benefits package)


The City of Pendleton Oregon is creating an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.  The Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department (PFD) anticipates filling multiple vacancies from candidates on this list. PFD provides fire protection, ALS ambulance transport, and rescue services from three fire stations within its 22 square mile fire protection boundaries and 2,000 square mile Ambulance Service Area.  The department responded to over 3,000 calls for service last year.



Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties in response to fire and other emergency calls for the protection of life, property and environment; to render emergency medical response and advanced life support activity; to maintain and operate a variety of firefighting, emergency medical, and fire station equipment; to participate in fire prevention, public education, disaster preparedness, and training activities and to perform a variety of related duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Requirements for the position are:



A.    High school diploma or GED equivalent (Associate Degree in Fire technology preferred)

B.  Possession of a valid EMT-Paramedic certificate at the time of hire. If not an Oregon certificate, must meet requirements for Oregon reciprocity;

C.     One year of increasingly responsible firefighting and/or emergency medical response experience; or

D.    Any equivalent combination of education and experience.



A. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid, insurable Driver’s License;

B. Must be able to effectively read, speak and write the English language;

C. Possession of a valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate;

D. Be certified as DPSST Firefighter 1, or equivalent


The test will include a written exam, physical agility test, skills tests, and oral interview.

Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity must submit a letter of interest and application to the City of Pendleton Human Resources Director at 500 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton OR 97801 or no later than 5:00 pm on May 15st, 2019. The letter/application must show how the applicant meets the requirements of the position as listed above. The City of Pendleton is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available from City Hall or at:

Veteran’s preference points will be applied in accordance with Oregon State laws to all phases of the testing process. Points awarded will be: 5 points for Veterans or 10 points for disabled Veterans.

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