Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

  • Full Time
  • West Coast
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2525 NW Hwy 101

Updated: February 16, 2024

Announcing recruitment for the position of Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Entry Level Positions

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue: $60,242 – $73,294, plus qualified incentives and FLSA pay

Incentives for Paramedics and education, plus a generous benefits package.  No residency requirement.

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue has 1 current vacancy and is establishing a list for anticipated future openings. These are represented positions within IAFF L-5169

After initial training, Firefighters will be assigned to work a 48/96 schedule (56 hours per week), 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 a Firefighter Orientation Training before being placed on shift and may be required to attend a county-wide Fire Academy and:

  • Learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become a firefighter.
  • Participate in on-the-job and self-study training to acquire and maintain the 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 on the maintenance of equipment, and apparatus, and routine care of the 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 following well-defined procedures and regulations under supervision.
  • Be required to make critical decisions in emergencies and have the 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 the ability to work under high-stress conditions.
  • Be expected to positively interact with multicultural populations, and act in a courteous, respectful, and professional manner.

Job Requirements:

The following minimum qualifications are required for all applicants:

  • State of Oregon Paramedic or EMT at time of employment.
  • NFPA (or equivalent) Firefighter 1.
  • NFPA (or equivalent) Hazardous Materials Operations.
  • NFPA (or equivalent) Driver
  • NFPA Apparatus Operator Equipped with a Pump (within 1 year of employment)
  • 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 Oregon driver’s license and an acceptable driving record by the time of employment
  • Successfully pass an NFPA 1582 Physical
  • 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 70%
  • Math test – Minimum score of 70%
  • Reading test – Minimum score of 70%
  • 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:
  • Be able to meet the State of Oregon EMS licensure requirements. Visit the Oregon Health Authority website for requirements:



The application screening process will consist of an evaluation of required application materials and successful completion of the NTN FireTeam written examination. The NTN test score has a possible 100 points. Qualifying Veterans Preference and other Civil Service preference points will be added to the final test score.

The top-scoring candidates will be invited to participate in a final interview. The Fire Chief and/or selection panel will interview, select, and hire candidates from the final ranked hire list once the candidate:

  • Successfully passes the oral interview processes;
  • Successfully passes an in-depth background investigation;
  • Successfully complete drug screening and medical and physical examination before appointment;
  • Possess a minimum of a valid Oregon Paramedic or EMT license by the time of employment.

Upon Hiring:

  • Firefighters hired will adhere to the job description and probationary requirements.
  • Firefighters to successfully complete the 12-month probationary process with regular required testing to measure knowledge and proficiency.
  • Firefighters are expected to remain in good standing with DPSST, OHA, and the fire District, 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 February 16th and March 22nd. Applications must be received before March 22, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. The application may be submitted in person at the NLFR Administrative Office, 2525 NW Hwy 101 Lincoln City Oregon


Mailed to:
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue
PO Box 200
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Applications may also be submitted online to [email protected]. Please put “Application” in the subject line.

STEP 2: Schedule and complete NTN FireTeam written examination by March 22nd, 2024. 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 70%
  • Math test – Minimum score of 70%
  • Reading test – Minimum score of 70%

For candidates that have already completed the FireTeam test with the National Testing Network before the application open date, you must log in to your account with the National Testing Network and add “North Lincoln Fire & Rescue” to be considered. The deadline to submit scores is March 22nd, 2024.

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 [email protected]. Supporting documentation for a waiver is not required at the 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 March 1st, 2024, and apply only to this recruitment.

The top candidates who have successfully passed an application review and the FireTeam written exam will receive notification by email that they will be moving forward in the process no later than March 29, 2024

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 employment, will not be considered for hire but will remain on the list. Candidates must email proof of Oregon EMT or Paramedic licensure to [email protected]

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 check the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request the Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. 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 the 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. The District values diversity and encourages everyone 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 [email protected]

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue follows their adopted Civil Service rules.