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Ocean Shores Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC

  • The Ocean Shores Fire Department is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. 

    Current number of vacancies: Currently establishing an eligibility list for anticipated openings.

    Candidates must complete the PST written and PST CPAT by January 31, 2017 to be considered. Oral board interviews and EMS based scenario practical examinations will be conducted on February 8, 2017 at the Ocean Shores Fire Department.  


  • Contact Information

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

Agency Added: 01/25/2010 | Last updated: 12/28/2016

Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores is approximately 75 miles west of Olympia, Washington and is located on Washington’s central Pacific Coast in Grays Harbor County. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of sandy beaches and 23 miles of interconnecting freshwater lakes and canals. Outdoor opportunities abound in Grays Harbor such as golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping or just spending time on the beach. Ocean Shores has nearly 6000 full time residents and experiences about 3 million visitors a year. Ocean Shores was developed in the 1960’s and continues to be Washington's most visited seaside destination.

Department Information

The Ocean Shores Fire Department is a progressive department dedicated to the safety of the people we serve.  We provide services in fire suppression, emergency medical services (ALS), rescue services, fire prevention, hazardous materials, public education, and disaster mitigation.  We are a combination career/volunteer department.  Ocean Shores Fire Department provides service for the City of Ocean Shores and the North Beach area.  We currently have 4 ambulances, 3 engines, 1 ladder truck, and 2 brush trucks. We respond out of two fire stations with our duty crews working A,B,C shifts on a 48/96 schedule.  The Ocean Shores Fire Department ran 2201 calls in 2015 and averages 6 alarms per day in 2016.

Area Information

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

Agency Requirements:

 
  • Important Information

    The Ocean Shores Fire Department is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. 

    Current number of vacancies: Currently establishing an eligibility list for anticipated openings.

    Candidates must complete the PST written and PST CPAT by January 31, 2017 to be considered. Oral board interviews and EMS based scenario practical examinations will be conducted on February 8, 2017 at the Ocean Shores Fire Department.  

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None in the last 10 years. X  
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must pass vision exam as part of medical examination.   X
Firefighter 1 Certification Must have Firefighter 1 Certification that meets Washington State standards. X  
Paramedic Certification Must have valid course completion or National Registry Paramedic certification at the time of test. Washington State Paramedic certification with Grays Harbor EMS endorsement within 90 days of hire. X  
Other This agency does not allow 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 consider the highest score received within the past one year    
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
PotentialWill review driving record.
Drug Usage
PotentialNo convictions, will consider others on an individual basis.
Criminal Activity
PotentialNo Adult Felony Conviction within the past 10 years.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialWill review others.
Employment
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.
Financial
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

Current Vacancies: Currently establishing an eligibility list for anticipated openings.

All interested candidates should have their testing and CPAT completed by the 31st of a January 2017 as the Ocean Shores Fire Department will draw its list from PST on February 1, 2017.

Salary Information

Starting salary: Will be based from the current bargaining agreement between the City of Ocean Shores and IAFF 2109 depending on qualifications. 

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage; Life and Disability Insurance; LEOFF Retirement System; Deferred Compensation Plan; Holiday Pay; Vacation and Sick Leave; Training/Educational Opportunities.

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