City of Seaside
  • 02-Mar-2021 to 30-Jun-2021 (PST)
  • Fire
  • Seaside, OR, USA
  • Room and Tuition
  • Other
  • Full Time

Position Summary: The resident firefighter position is a full-time position used to educate, train and expose students to the skills and day to day operations of a career firefighter.


Job Title: Resident Firefighter

Pay Classification: Full-Time Student (During School Year) Graduated Tuition Reimbursement in lieu of hourly wage.

Department: Fire Department (FIRE)

Supervision: Chief Officers

Position & Schedule: Full-Time during the school year. This position may be required to work weekends and holidays.

Position Summary: The resident firefighter position is a full-time position used to educate, train and expose students to the skills and day to day operations of a career firefighter.


The following examples of duties and responsibilities do not encompass all job requirements:

  • Assists with day-to-day operations, station duties, and any other assigned duties by the Fire Chief, Division Chiefs, and Deputy Chief.
  • Responsible for entering data and other information into the computer system as assigned.
  • Will maintain station, apparatus, equipment, and drill grounds.
  • Will be in uniform while on shift.
  • Will respond to all calls during shift.


  • Strong written and oral communication capabilities.
  • Able to effectively operate emergency communications equipment.
  • Able to operate department tools and equipment.
  • Possess a valid Oregon driver license. Oregon DL is mandatory
  • Physical ability to perform the duties associated with this position.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in non-emergency situations.
  • All applicants must undergo a background check. Firefighters must not have a criminal background that would make them unable to become DPSST certified.
  • Must have an insurable driving record.
  • A "clean" drug and alcohol screen (we test for marijuana)
  • All new firefighters must pass a physical ability test
  • Applicant must be drug free and submit to drug testing at all times
  • Tobacco is strongly discouraged


  • Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts.
  • Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Employee is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • Noise levels are usually quiet in office settings, and loud at construction and emergency scenes.


  • Frequently required to sit; talk or hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Required upon Employment:

  • Oregon Driver's License
  • Oregon ATV Operators Card
  • Oregon Boaters Card
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 Years of Age

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

COMPENSATION: There is no salary for this position. Residents will be given the following in lieu of an hourly wage.

  • Their own room at the fire station during enrollment in the Resident Program.
  • A graduated tuition reimbursement schedule based on time in the program.
  • A city vehicle to share with other residents to travel to class with.
  • Will be provided with uniforms.
  • Will be afforded personal time off after first month in the program.

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