The City of Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department
Hillsboro is one of Oregon’s most diverse and dynamic cities with a steadily growing population of more than 110,000 residents. Hillsboro is the largest city in Washington County, known as the “high-tech hub of Oregon.” With a thriving economy, Hillsboro is home to 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 $32.4 million, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue employs 136 personnel, of which 124 are sworn. We pride ourselves on providing highly trained staff with state-of-the-art equipment to serve residents, visitors, and businesses. The department provides around-the-clock response to fire and medical emergencies as well as business services and life safety outreach and education. Hillsboro’s five fire stations are strategically located throughout the 24.25 square mile area of the City of Hillsboro. Hillsboro Fire & Rescue is committed to providing professionalism and excellence in every aspect of the services we provide.
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue is creating an eligibility list to fill expected full-time vacancies for Firefighter EMT and Firefighter Paramedic for July 2024. The eligibility list will remain valid for a period of one year from closing date of posting or until the list has been exhausted.
|Eligible persons who are qualified and interested in applying must sign up at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Select Firefighter Jobs under the ‘Find Jobs’ menu link and select Hillsboro Fire and Rescue.|
|Schedule and complete the FireTEAM written exam with the National Testing Network. This test must be completed prior to submitting your application on Step 4.|
|Complete Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).|
|Follow the standard application on the City of Hillsboro’s Career Opportunities page.|
Tentative Recruitment Timeline*
|Application open period:||October 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023|
|Application closes:||December 31, 2023 (11:59 p.m. PST)|
|Application reviews complete:||January 2024|
|First round of interviews:||February 12 - 16, 2024|
|Second round of interviews:||March 11 - 14, 2024|
|Chief’s interviews:||April 8 - 12, 2024|
|Selection and Offer:||April - May, 2024|
|Firefighter Academy 2024-1||July 22, 2024|
*This schedule is subject to change based on City of Hillsboro needs.
General Statement of Duties
For more details, please click on this link for job classification description: Firefighter
Acceptable Experience and Training
Acceptable Education and License/Certification
Hiring a workforce reflecting 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.