hillsborofire City of Hillsboro Fire and Rescue

Entry Level Firefighter-EMT and Paramedic

Job Announcement

Firefighter – Entry Level

Fire & Rescue Department



Salary Range:  $60,540 – $86,904 annually.

Full-time, non-exempt position plus full benefits package.The closing date for this position is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The Fire & Rescue Department is recruiting for Firefighters utilizing the National Testing Network (NTN) as the first step in the hiring process. (Please see below for NTN directions.)


Hillsboro is one of Oregon’s most diverse and dynamic cities, with a steadily growing population of 101,540 residents. Hillsboro is the largest city in Washington County and is known as the “high-tech hub of Oregon” and the “tallest tree in the Silicon Forest.”  With its thriving economy, Hillsboro is the home of Oregon’s fourth-largest school district, two higher-education campuses, and 28 parks with more than 1,500 acres of designated green spaces.

With an annual budget of $26.7 million, the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue employs 123 personnel of which, 116 are sworn. Our department prides itself on providing highly trained staff with state of the art equipment to serve residents, visitors, and businesses. With around the clock emergency fire, paramedic, and life safety outreach services, Hillsboro’s five fire stations are located throughout the 24.25 square mile area of the City of Hillsboro. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue is committed to providing a high level of professionalism and excellence in every aspect of the services we provide.

General Statement of Duties

Responds to emergency calls to provide fire suppression, rescue,  emergency medical services, and fire prevention duties as assigned  to the public; other responsibilities include maintenance of fire stations, equipment, and apparatus; participates in drills and training activities and is actively involved in public relation events as scheduled.

Acceptable Experience and Training

High school diploma or equivalent, preferably supplemented by college-level course work in fire science or related field; and
State of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician Basic level certification or higher; or a National Registry of EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician-Basic card or higher and the ability to obtain Oregon reciprocity within 6 months of hire;
Obtain a Firefighter I or higher certification as accredited by N.F.P.A. or the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training within six months of hire (included in probationary training).

Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record.

To Apply

Step 1:  Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying for the positions must login and sign-up with the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Select Firefighter and sign up for City of Hillsboro Fire Department.

Step 2: Schedule and pass the written exam with the National Testing Network.

Step 3:  Please follow the standard application on the City of Hillsboro’s Career Page.

Tentative Recruitment Timelines

Application Reviews Complete: March 6th

First Round of Interviews: April 1st and 2nd





Please prepare responses to each of the following items. Relevancy of your experience and training together with composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation, legibility, and neatness will be considered when evaluating responses.  Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.

Applications without a resume and supplemental responses will not be considered.

Have you completed the written exam with the National Testing Network?  (Test must be completed prior to submitting application)         Yes                No


To apply for this job please visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.