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The City of Albany is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for City positions. Please notify the Human Resources Department if you need any reasonable accommodation or assistance with any part of our application and screening process. Hearing impaired individuals needing assistance can call the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 and provide them the City of Albany Human Resources Department phone number, 541-917-7509.

 The City of Albany offers a wide variety of job opportunities in a supportive, diversified, and team-oriented work environment committed to a community that promotes a high quality of life.  Albany's employees are dedicated to professionalism and community service, and we are looking for new team members who share in our enthusiasm, motivation, and who also take pride in their accomplished work.  If you wish to work in a challenging and dynamic environment while contributing to the success of our local government, consider employment with the City of Albany.

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Volunteer & Internship Programs

Many local fire departments offer volunteer opportunities as well as internship programs.  These opportunities are an excellent way to gain experience and obtain many entry level firefighting certifications required for future job opportunities. Volunteering usually requires living in the district of the department you are volunteering with, attending weekly training, and responding from home to the station for emergency calls. An internship will typically provide you with room and board, and some reimbursement for education in exchange for pulling shift at the department to respond on emergencies and perform assigned duties. 

Below is a list of departments with volunteer and internship programs:

  • Adair Fire Department, 541-745-7212
  • Aumsville Fire District, 503-749-2894
  • Brownsville Fire Department, 541-466-5227
  • Corvallis Fire Department, 541-766-6961
  • Halsey/Shedd Fire Department, 541-369-2419
  • Jefferson Fire District, 541-327-2822
  • Lane Rural Fire District, 541-935-2226
  • Lebanon Fire District, 541-451-1901
  • Marion County Fire District, 503-588-6526
  • McMinnville Fire Department, 503-435-5800
  • Philomath Fire Department, 541-929-3002
  • Polk County Fire District, 503-838-1510
  • Scio Fire District, 503-394-3000 
  • Sheridan Fire Department, 503-843-2467
  • Stayton Fire Department, 503-769-2601
  • Sublimity Fire District, 503-769-3282
  • Sweet Home Fire District, 541-367-5882
  • Tangent Fire Department, 541-928-8722
  • Turner Fire Department, 503-743-2190
  • West Valley Fire Department, 503-876-2004

Is there a career for you in fire protection or emergency medical services?

Are you?

  • Interested in helping others
  • Able to take charge, handle crises, and can adapt to new situations
  • Able to function in intense situations followed by periods of quiet and routine
  • In good physical condition

Emergency medical services and fire protection offers a variety of careers including:

  • Firefighters for public or private fire protection providers
  • Paramedics for both public and private ambulance services
  • Rescue and ambulance services
  • Paramedic firefighters for public fire protection
  • Fire prevention and safety specialists in public agencies or industries
  • Fire code investigation
  • Fire investigators for public and private industries
  • Public Education Specialists

How do I begin a career in fire protection or emergency medical services?

There are a number of local colleges offering Emergency Medical Technician courses, Associates of Fire Science programs, Associates of Fire Prevention Programs, and Associates of Paramedicine. 

To enroll in a local community college, contact the school and arrange for an appointment with a counselor. 

Your counselor will assist you with the enrollment process, determining required courses, setting up placement tests if necessary, and applying for financial aid if necessary. 

EMT Training Providers

Here is a list of local colleges and the programs they offer:

SCHOOLPHONECLASSES AVAILABLE      
    EMT EMT-I EMT-P Fire Protection Fire Science Wildland Fire Science Marine Firefighting
Chemeketa Community College, Salem 503-399-5000    
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City 503-657-8400      
Clark Community College, Vancouver 503-992-2262          
Clatsop Community College, Astoria 503-338-7650        
Lane Community College 541-463-3000          
Linn Benton Community College 541-917-4811            
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham 503-491-7113          
National College of Technical Instruction (916) 960-6284 or (888) 609-6284        
NW Regional Training Center, Vancouver 503-759-4404          
OHSU/OIT, Portland/Sherwood 503-625-4721            
Portland Community College, Portland 503-244-6111