• Full Time
  • Tigard, Oregon
  • Salary: $5,182.20 - $7,375.30/monthly

Website tvfr Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue

It’s time to answer the call! Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue wants you to join our team of dedicated and compassionate firefighters. We are seeking candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue is currently creating an eligibility list for and future openings for entry level Firefighter (EMT and Paramedic).

We are currently planning for a Summer 2022 academy.

Candidates must have completed the FireTEAM test administered by National Testing Network by the application close date and have an unexpired Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). A CPAT will be accepted from any organization authorized and licensed by the IAFF and IAFC.

Sign up to take the FireTEAM test at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and select Firefighter Jobs. Then select Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and follow the instructions to schedule the test location, date, and time.

Take a look at our Firefighter recruitment flyer!

Use the Firefighter FAQ as a resource for the answers to the most asked questions.



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

  • Responds to alarms; performs all necessary duties as a firefighter including, but not limited to, hose line operations, fire pump operation, operation of heavy equipment (including hydraulic rescue tools), functions with hand tools necessary in fire suppression including walking on pitched roofs and cutting holes in roofs and/or walls using power or hand tools, life safety activities, rescue operations including forcible entry, property conservation operations, clean-up projects, and all other activities as required.


Required for Initial Employment

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess State of Oregon EMT/Paramedic license by date of employment.
  • 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.
  • In addition to a high school diploma, post-high school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred and will be considered.

Other Requirements for Continued Employment

  • Within the first year of employment must meet the educational requirements of either a department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) or International Fire Service accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Apparatus Driver; and either Northwest Coordinating Group (NWCG) or DPSST certification for Wildland Interface Firefighter (FFT2).
  • 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 meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for health and fitness.


  • Under stressful physical and mental conditions, while wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), perform all necessary duties as a firefighter.
  • Climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines and/or other hazards.
  • 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.
  • Work with a wide variety of hazardous materials as required. Exposure to various hazards, such as disease, chemicals, fumes, and other hazards as necessary. Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.  Review the Firefighter job description for complete job information.


December 2021 – Establish eligibility list

To be placed on the eligible list applicants must:

  • Pass the FireTEAM test and the video interview
  • Successfully completed CPAT within 12 months of the posting close date See CPAT information (tvfr.com)
  • Rank on the eligible list will be based on the following: FireTEAM test   – weight 50%
  • Video interview – weight 50%

January 2022

We anticipate conducting a summer 2022 academy and will invite candidates from the eligible list to an onsite interview, in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Use the Firefighter FAQ as a resource for answers to your questions regarding the FireTEAM test and passing scores.

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 long form clearly showing discharge status) with the application submission by the closing date of the posting. Information provided at Veterans Preference Documentation.

TVF&R is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe, professional, and high-performance service.

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