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Grays Harbor Fire District #5 - Firefighter Paramedic

  • Grays Harbor FD #5 will be reviewing scores on March 30th. Candidates must completed a PST written exam by March 30th. CPAT certifications must be sent to the agency by April 1st. Please send all CPAT certifications to afulbright@ghfd5.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the department at 360-495-5943 and ask to speak to BC Fulbright.


  • Contact Information

    Grays Harbor Fire District #5 - Firefighter Paramedic
    428 Stamper Rd.
    P.O. Box 717
    Elma, Washington 98541
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/18/2019 | Last updated: 01/28/2019

Community Information

Elma, WA lies within the Chehalis River Valley in Eastern Grays Harbor County, about 30 miles West of Olympia and 40 miles East of the Pacific coast.

Department Information

Grays Harbor Fire District 5 provides Emergency Medical Response and Transport along with Fire and Rescue Services to the communities of Bush Creek, Rural Elma, Malone, Porter, and Satsop in East Grays Harbor County. Fire District 5 is also the contract provider for EMS services to the City of Elma, McCleary and Grays Harbor Fire District 12 covering approximately 172 square miles for EMS responses. In 2018 we completed the year with 2,326 annual request for service.

Area Information

  • County: Grays Harbor
  • Population: 5,700
  • # of Staff: 9 Full time, 5 Part time and 30 volunteer Employees

Agency Requirements:

 
  • Important Information

    Grays Harbor FD #5 will be reviewing scores on March 30th. Candidates must completed a PST written exam by March 30th. CPAT certifications must be sent to the agency by April 1st. Please send all CPAT certifications to afulbright@ghfd5.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the department at 360-495-5943 and ask to speak to BC Fulbright.

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Acceptable driving record. You must provide your Employment Driving Record from each state you have lived in from the past three years. You can get your Employment Driving Record from your local DOL or Washington residents online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dsdiadr/ 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 meet the requirements of NFPA 1582. X  
EMT Certification Yes X  
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes X  
Paramedic Certification Yes X  
Prior FF Experience Required Preferred, but not required.    
Other This agency allows the Remote Testing process.    
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:

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
PotentialDriving record will be evaluated and scored per District policy.
Drug Usage
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
PotentialWill review or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
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.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

Starting salary is $5,054.00 with step increases over 4 years to $6,317.00.

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision and paid vacation and holidays.

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