Employment

The Human Resources Department is dedicated to the recruitment of diverse and talented candidates looking for career opportunities with the City of Baker City. HR works directly with all City departments providing guidance and support through hiring, performance management, professional development, training, classification, compensation, contract administration, collective bargaining, benefits administration (including health promotion) and compliance with state and federal regulations. Additionally, HR assists with risk management as part of the Administration Department wherein staff assists with health and safety, workers’ compensation and ADA accommodation. HR strives to create an environment that builds lasting employee relations while demonstrating excellent public service.
Firefighter/Paramedic- Baker City Fire Department firefighter/paramedics are expected to perform and execute a wide range of emergency medical, firefighting, hazmat, and rescue duties. In addition, firefighter/paramedics regularly participate in vehicle maintenance, facility maintenance, multi-discipline training, fire prevention, public education, and a multitude of other assigned duties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the firefighter/paramedic job description which is included in the application packet. The City of Baker City anticipates hiring one 56-hour (24 hours on 48 hours off) position at this time. 
Salary Range: $4,312-$4,850/month and an additional 5% EMT-I or 10% Paramedic Certification monthly incentive pay. In addition, vision, dental and medical insurance, retirement and vacation leave are added benefits.  Minimum qualifications:  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and legally allowed to work in the United States. Applicants must have EMT-I certification; paramedic preferred; possess NFPA I certification and a high school diploma or GED. Applicant must also possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and maintain a good driving record for insurance purposes. Testing will include a written exam, medical scenario assessment, physical agility test and interview. Must pass a drug test as well as background check. 
How to apply: Application packets are available here: 2017 Firefighter/Paramedic Application
Applications are also at the Human Resources Office at City Hall. Please submit a completed application and supplement questions by 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 to the Human Resources Office: Room 205 1655 1st Street Baker City, OR 97814, via email to juliesmith@bakercity.com or via fax to (541) 524-2024.
The City of Baker City operates under an affirmative action policy, and is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact Julie Smith, Human Resources Manager, at 541-524-2033 or juliesmith@bakercity.com for any questions you may have. 


The City of Baker City provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City of Baker City complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.