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  • Contact Information

    Ocean Shores Fire Department - LATERAL FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC
    585 Point Brown Ave NW
    Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
    Phone: 360-289-3611
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/17/2019 | Last updated: 01/17/2019

Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores, Washington is 1 ½ hours west of Olympia, Washington and is located right on the ocean. Ocean Shores is nationally known for having an excellent atmosphere for relaxation, maintaining an exceptional quality of life, a low crime rate, and a fantastic area for fishing and hunting. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of beachfront and 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. Ocean Shores has approximately 6000 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.

Department Information

Ocean Shores Fire Department serves 6,000+ full time residents and five million annual visitors, providing all hazard response including; fire suppression, prevention, and emergency medical services over an area of approximately 12.4 square miles. The OSFD has an annual operating budget of $3.1 million and is staffed with a Fire Chief, Administrative Assistant, Fire Inspector, 18 career staff, and approximately 5 volunteers.

The department operates through a central County wide 911 dispatch center. The Fire Department operates 4 paramedic units, 3 fire engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 brush engines, 1 rescue Humvee, and 1 support vehicle. These units are based out of 2 stations, one located at the south end of town and the main station centrally located near downtown.

The Department is an ALS transporting agency working under the Grays Harbor County Medical Program Director. In 2018, OSFD responded to 2306 alarms with 85% of calls EMS related and 15% fire related. The OSFD has an automatic aid agreement and ambulance services agreement with its neigh- boring Fire District to the north, Grays Harbor District #7.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 6,000
  • County: Gray's Harbor

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must be a U.S. Citizen, Legal Resident, or Legally Eligible for Employment in the United States X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Driver’s License with a history acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony or criminal convictions within the last ten (10) years    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must pass vision exam as part of medical examination.   X
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum of one (1) year verifiable experience as a current full-time Paid Firefighter/Paramedic and successfully complete the probationary period at current employment X  
EMT Certification Must have current Washington State EMT-P Certification   X
Firefighter 1 Certification If no Firefighter 1 Certification, will be required to participate in an approved IFSAC Fire Academy. X  
Other This agency does not allow the Remote Testing Process.    
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 X  

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
PotentialWill review driving record.
Drug Usage
AutomaticNo convictions, will consider others on an individual basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticNo Adult Felony Conviction within the past 10 years.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticNo Outstanding warrants or charges pending in a criminal court.
PotentialWill review others.
PotentialWill review terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
PotentialWill review been 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.
PotentialWill review others.
PotentialWill review failure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

Ocean Shores FD currently have one (1) immediate opening and anticipate 2-3 additional openings within the next year.

Salary Information

$5,496- $6,680 per month (depending on qualifications)

Benefit Information

Schedule 48/96
Uniforms/Equipment: Initial uniforms / safety equipment provided; clothing allowance of $500 per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: 92% Paid Premiums by the City of Ocean Shores; 8% Employee Contribution up to $120/month
Paid Holidays: Employee receives a check once per year for 11 holidays at twelve (12) hours of straight time.
Kelly Days: 24 hours of Kelly Time for each twenty-seven day work cycle to meet FLSA requirements.
Sick leave: 12 hours per month.
Vacation: 12 hours per month first 24 months; thereafter on an increasing scale.
Longevity Pay: 1.5% after 5 years; thereafter on an increasing scale every 5 years.
Retirement through Washington State LEOFF II.
$75.00 / mo. contribution to the Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan hosted by the Washington State.
Council of Firefighters and $15.00 / mo. contribution to LEOFF II disability insurance plan.