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Port Angeles Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Contact Information

    Port Angeles Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic
    102 East 5th Street
    Port Angeles, Washington 98362
    Phone: 360-417-4650
    Department Website

Agency Added: 06/01/2017 | Last updated: 06/05/2018

Community Information

The City of Port Angeles is located on the North Olympic Peninsula, gateway to Olympic National Park; one of the Northwest’s premier recreational destinations. Port Angeles offers small-town charm with easy access to urban amenities. Its full service City government is committed to providing responsive and progressive leadership for all citizens. Port Angeles offers quality schools, affordable housing, livable neighborhoods and dedicated citizens involved in all aspects of community life.

Department Information

The Port Angeles Fire Department is a professional, progressive and innovative public safety agency working to become an integral part of the lives of the citizens it serves. Its fundamental mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the City while providing a broad range of services designed to save life and property. The Port Angeles Fire Department is responsible for emergency response in the areas of emergency medical, fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, rescue, and disaster management and planning. In 2016, staff responded to over 4,800 emergency calls for service. Port Angeles Fire Department is a combination department with 25 career and 24 volunteer members.

Our Department is growing. We are seeking to hire multiple Firefighter/Paramedics. Testing will continue until all positions are filled.

Area Information

  • COUNTY: Clallam
  • POPULATION: 19,448
  • # OF STAFF: 25 career, 22 volunteer

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington driver’s license or, the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire date; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. 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  
College Requirement Two years education and/or experience required. Emergency medicine, firefighting, or related experience may be combined with related college coursework in Emergency Medicine or Fire Science to add up to the two years.

An Associate’s degree or higher in Fire Science, Paramedic Technology, or related field(s) preferred.
Paramedic Certification Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Paramedic Program to apply. Must obtain Washington Paramedic Certification no later than December 31, 2017.

Must possess IFSAC/Pro Board HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, Firefighter I certifications or be eligible to challenge
Other Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in a lifetime, and no use within the past 5 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 statue.
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.
AutomaticHistory of restriction, denial or revoked of medical licensure or certification.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
AutomaticCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

(Updated June 1, 2018) This notice will be regularly updated until all positions are filled. 

The City of Port Angeles Fire Department is recruiting to fill 2 open Firefighter/Paramedic positions.  Entry level and/or lateral candidates are encouraged to apply.  These positions are fully funded and are not grant dependent. Starting salary DOE.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and updated as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews and paramedic testing regularly scheduled until all positions are filled.   Vacancies are filled in accordance with the City of Port Angeles Civil Service rules.

Salary Information

 Salary DOE: $59,244.38 – $88,997.24 Annually (2018 Salary Scale)

Benefit Information

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage. Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, section 125 flexible-spending accounts, life insurance, short and long-term disability, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through Washington State Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters Retirement System (LEOFF).