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South Pierce Fire & Rescue - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC

  • Contact Information

    South Pierce Fire & Rescue - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC
    5403 340th Street East
    Eatonville, Washington 98328
    Phone: 253-847-4333
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/29/2018 | Last updated: 02/05/2019

Community Information

South Pierce Fire & Rescue is a rural department that covers 138 square miles in south Pierce County. The District covers the area of McKenna, Roy, Harts Lake, Lacamas, and the unincorporated area surrounding the town of Eatonville and the town of Eatonville on a service contract. This community has several lake, rivers, and hiking trails.

Department Information

South Pierce Fire and Rescue operates with a $5,700,000 budget and currently employs 22 career response positions, 2 Assistant Chiefs, the Fire Chief and 2 admin staff. South Pierce is a combination department working side by side with dedicated volunteer firefighters. The District responds to roughly 3,000 incidents a year. Approximately 85% of these incidents are EMS related. This position falls under the IAFF 726 local. Considerations may be made for those who would be considered a lateral firefighter/Paramedic. This will be reviewed by the South Pierce Fire and Rescue training division and in accordance with the IAFF 726 agreement.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 24,000
  • County: Pierce
  • Fire Dept. Size: 27

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20. Applicant must not be color blind. X  
Firefighter 1 Certification The District will be sending candidates to a career academy following the testing process.   X
Paramedic Certification Must be Washington State Certified or a current National Registry certification. The State of Washington requires that the education institution is accredited. X  
Prior FF Experience Required Minimum requirement – Washington State Paramedic or NREMTP certification. Must be able to obtain WA Paramedic Certification. X  
Other Testing must be completed by January 15, 2019. Candidates will not be able to test for this agency after the deadline. Candidates will also need to fill out the agency application on www.spfr.org no later than January 15th.

In addition to initial written exam and CPAT, candidates must successfully complete an Assessment Center, a Chiefs interview, and a district background investigation, medical and psychiatric evaluation.

SPFR has a strict NO TOBACCO use policy.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur.
The written and PST CPAT must be completed on or by Jan 15, 2019 to be considered.

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic4 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 0 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 0 or more different controlled substances.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 0 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 0 years.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Current Hiring Status

Our Agency will request/access candidate's data & scores on an as-needed basis as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 2 immediate and establish a list for 12 months that can be renewed for an additional 12 months if needed by the board of commissioners.

Salary Information

$63,509.32 entry level
$69,870.43 3rd class
$76,846.28 2nd class
$84,531.41 1st class

Benefit Information

100% medical & dental, LEOFF II retirement, Deferred Compensation, MERP, vacation, sick leave, holidays, post-retirement medical.