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Clark County Fire & Rescue - Entry Level Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic)


  • Contact Information

    Clark County Fire & Rescue - Entry Level Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic)
    911 N 65th Ave
    Ridgefield, Washington 98642
    Phone: 360-887-4609
    Department Website

Agency Added: 10/23/2017 | Last updated: 01/06/2018

Community Information

http://www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us/
http://www.ci.lacenter.wa.us/
http://www.ci.woodland.wa.us

Department Information

Clark County Fire & Rescue is a combination department in Clark County Washington. We staff with full-time, resident, and volunteer firefighters, all who are trained to the NFPA 1001 standard. In addition, we maintain an intern program with a local college and direct a county-wide high school cadet program. Though a significant portion of our district is residential, we have business, industrial, marine, and railroad responsibilities as well. We protect several areas of critical infrastructure including the main west coast rail line, several electrical substations, multiple government buildings, the two primary high pressure natural gas transmission lines that run from the Canadian border to the Midwest, and nearly a fourteen-mile stretch of Interstate 5, the main freeway from Mexico to the Canadian border. We respond to approximately 4000 fire and medical calls each year, and are governed by a five-member board of elected Fire Commissioners. Entry level recruits are normally sent to the Washington State Fire Training Academy and are entered into the Washington State Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) program. All career firefighters are members of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 3674.

Area Information

  • County: Clark County
  • Population: 53,000
  • # of Staff: 40 career, Approximately 40 volunteers

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes 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 Must successfully pass the medical/physical exam.   X
EMT Certification If applying as an EMT-B, must possess a Washington State EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT-B certification.
Obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.
  X
Paramedic Certification If applying as a paramedic, possess a Washington State EMT-Paramedic certification or National Registry EMT-Paramedic certification.
Obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.
  X
Current Hiring Status Clark County Fire & Rescue has rescinded plans to hire new firefighters in 2018. CCF&R has an active lay-off/re-employment list comprising firefighters that were laid off in 2015. At the time the decision was made to test for new employees, it was unknown whether or not any of the laid-off personnel would return. Due to tight timelines, CCF&R opted to begin the testing process while simultaneously surveying laid-off employees about returning to CCF&R.

At this time, enough personnel from the lay-off list have committed to return to CCF&R to fill the firefighter vacancies. As development continues within the District, CCF&R will evaluate the need to add additional firefighters in 2019. CCF&R sincerely apologizes for any confusion this process may have caused.
   
Other Working knowledge of clerical filing, basic computers and Microsoft Office Suite.

This agency allows out of state testing.
X  
CPAT Candidate must complete the PST CPAT.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic3 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 year(s).
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s).
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticIllegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
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

Clark County Fire & Rescue has rescinded plans to hire new firefighters in 2018. CCF&R has an active lay-off/re-employment list comprising firefighters that were laid off in 2015. At the time the decision was made to test for new employees, it was unknown whether or not any of the laid-off personnel would return. Due to tight timelines, CCF&R opted to begin the testing process while simultaneously surveying laid-off employees about returning to CCF&R.

At this time, enough personnel from the lay-off list have committed to return to CCF&R to fill the firefighter vacancies. As development continues within the District, CCF&R will evaluate the need to add additional firefighters in 2019. CCF&R sincerely apologizes for any confusion this process may have caused.

Salary Information

$4494-$6658/month per (10% stipend for those authorized by the county MPD to function as a paramedic.

Benefit Information

Comprehensive Medical and Dental paid per CBA with IAFF Local 3674 (Washington Fire Commissioners Association)
UP to 13 shifts per year of vacation time accrual
Deferred Compensation
Longevity Incentive
Education Incentive
Tuition Reimbursement
Health Reimbursement Account (employee paid)
$50,000 Voluntary Group Life insurance (employee paid). Refer to CBA for comp.