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Fire Emergency Vehicle Mechanic

Public Works Department – Fleet Division




Salary Range:  $55,686 to $73,280 annually.

Starting salary is $55,686 to $67,752 (depending on qualifications), plus benefits. 




The City of Hillsboro is recruiting for a Fire Emergency Vehicle Mechanicto join its fleet team.  The primary focus of this position will be inspection, diagnosis and repair of the City’s Fire apparatus, Public Works, and Water Departments’ heavy trucks and equipment. This position interacts with users from numerous departments and will be responsible for all phases of the repair process. 


General Statement of Duties

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform journey level maintenance and corrective repairs on City owned emergency vehicles and equipment.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting problems; providing customer service; operating and maintaining complex vehicle systems and test equipment.


Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate’s degree or certificate in Diesel Technology, and 4 to 5 years of experience in maintenance and repair of diesel and gas emergency vehicle equipment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Based on assignment, additional training or certifications may be required.


Special Qualifications

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with applicable endorsements;
  • Forklift Certification;
  • ASE Master Technician;
  • EVT Level II Fire Certification;
  • DEQ tester Certification. 

To Apply

Please visit our website at for more information and a link to apply online.  If you are unable to apply online you may:

  • Download and print the Application Packet TM(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) from our website.
  • Pick up application materials from the City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department, 150 E Main St. Floor 2, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Completed Applications

Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax orin person by the closing deadline of the position.  Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without supplemental responses will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application.  Applications may be submitted by faxtomeet the application deadline.


City of Hillsboro

150 E Main Street, Second Floor

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123


503-615-3459 fax


The closing date for this position is 5:00 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018.  Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based on experience, training and skills presented in the employment application.  Selected applicants will be invited to an interview approximately two weeks after the closing date.  Criminal and civil record checks and reference checks will be conducted on final candidates.  A pre-employment physical examination and drug screening will also be required for safety-sensitive positions.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application.  Employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and employment eligibility in the United States.


All salaries, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.  Please carefully consider the following information before applying.  The 72ndOregon Legislature created the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).  Public employees hired on or after August 29, 2003 become part of OPSRP, unless membership was previously established in PERS.  Employees who are PERS/OPSRP eligible are subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution.




For employees hired that are not eligible for PERS/OPSRP, once eligibility is established after working six full-calendar months in a qualifying position (at least 600 hours in a calendar year), you will be subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution to PERS/OPSRP resulting in a decrease in your “take-home” pay.


Our policy states employees will receive a step increase upon successful completion of a one year probationary period.  Other step increases occur annually thereafter with at least satisfactory performance until the top of the range is reached.  In addition to step increases, cost of living adjustments are considered by City Council on an annual basis.  Again, salary amounts and our compensation policy, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.


Bi-lingual Fluency Program

Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak both Spanish and English, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive incentive pay.



The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, VEBA, employee life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement (PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union, and deferred compensation programs.  The current base benefit package employee contribution is $115.00 per month and is subject to change.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership, national origin, political affiliation, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, credit history or source of income.  Applicants who feel their civil rights have been violated at any time during the course of their consideration for employment with the City of Hillsboro should contact the Human ResourcesDepartment immediately.  Applicants who consider themselves disabled under federal or state law and desire assistance should contact the Human ResourcesDepartment.


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