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Walla Walla County Fire District #4 - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

  • Contact Information

    Walla Walla County Fire District #4 - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
    2251 S. Howard
    Walla Walla, Washington 99362
    Phone: 509-529-1282
    Department Website

Agency Added: 05/17/2018 | Last updated: 05/17/2018

Community Information

Walla Walla is located along the base of the Blue Mountains. It is a place where scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and a vibrant community come together to create a great place to call home.

Please visit www.wallawalla.org to learn more about the Walla Walla area.

Department Information

Walla Walla County Fire District #4 is a progressive combination Fire District that provides fire and EMS services to approximately 9500 citizens in the 125 square miles of unincorporated area outside the cities of Walla Walla and College Place. We provide structural and wildland fire suppression, rescue, aircraft rescue and firefighting, emergency medical services, fire prevention and public education with 11 career and 65 volunteer members. We currently provide Basic Life Support (BLS) transport service and are in the process of transitioning to Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport service beginning January 1, 2019.

Since 2008, Walla Walla County Fire District #4 has contracted with Port of Walla Walla to provide Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services for the Walla Walla Regional Airport. This collaborative effort with the Port is an efficient and cost effective method to provide ARFF services while also enhancing the level of service provided to the citizens of Fire District #4.

In addition to serving the residents of Fire District #4, we routinely work with neighboring fire departments at emergency incidents utilizing automatic aid and mutual aid agreements. We also participate in state and interstate mobilizations when requested.

The Fire District consists of great members, modern equipment, and well-kept facilities. We set high expectations for all of our members and deliver exceptional service to our citizens. We invite you to join our team.

Please visit our website atwww.wwfire4.com to learn more about Walla Walla County Fire District #4.

Area Information

  • County: Walla Walla
  • Population: 9500
  • # of Staff: 11 career, 65 volunteers

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years old by September 1, 2018.   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 Convictions will be evaluated on a case by case basis for severity and length of time since conviction. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement No X  
EMT Certification Yes X  
Firefighter 1 Certification Within 12 months from date of hire.   X
Paramedic Certification Yes   X
Other This agency allows the out of state testing process. X  
CPAT Candidates will only need to complete the written exam with PST to have your scores made available to this agency. The agency will conduct their own physical ability test.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with the assessment center and interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Following the testing process, the candidates will be placed on a ranked list. Vacancies are filled by offering the top candidates an interview with the Fire Chief followed by conditional offers of employment provided to the success candidates. Candidates must successfully complete a medical physical, psychological testing and extensive background investigation to receive a full offer of employment. Anticipated hiring date is September 1, 2018.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1-3

Salary Information

$55,608 - $70,968/year

Benefit Information

Medical, dental and vision insurance provided for employee and partial dependent premium paid by Fire District.
Disability and life insurance
LEOFF 2 retirement plan
Annual vacation