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Longview Fire Department – Lateral Firefighter Paramedic

  • Contact Information

    Longview Fire Department – Lateral Firefighter Paramedic
    1525 Broadway
    Longview, Washington 98632
    Phone: 360-442-5004
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 03/19/2019

Community Information

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Department Information

See City website, www.mylongview.com

Area Information

  • Population Size: 36,000
  • County: Cowlitz

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 Required and an acceptable five-year driving record. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Acceptable personal background.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Acceptable personal background.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement Firefighter/Paramedic applicants that do not possess an acceptable Associates Degree will be allowed to test for entry and lateral positions with the City and be placed on the appropriate hiring list in rank order and shall achieve this degree within five (5) years of appointment. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum 3 years experience as a Paramedic/Firefighter X  
EMT Certification Must have State of Washington EMT-Paramedic Certification or National Registry. X  
Firefighter 1 Certification IFSAC Firefighter I or equivalent. X  
Paramedic Certification Must have State of Washington EMT-Paramedic Certification or National Registry. X  
Other This agency allows out of state testing.    
CPAT Your CPAT must be completed with Public Safety Testing to be valid, CPAT certifications from other fire departments or testing centers will not be accepted.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Twice or More Annually    

Current Hiring Status

We have four immediate openings.  

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

Salary Information

Paramedic/Firefighter Recruit (training period) $5,223.19 per month
Paramedic/Firefighter (upon completion of Firefighter I) $5,919.61 - $7,660.68 per month

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Long-term disability, life insurance, vision, EAP