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Ocean Shores Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC

  • 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: 01/15/2019

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

The Ocean Shores Fire Department serves 6,000+ full time residents and about 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 service agreement with its neighboring Fire District to the north, Grays Harbor Fire 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 US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. 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 & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must pass vision exam as part of medical examination.   X
Firefighter 1 Certification Must have current Washington State IFSAC Firefighter 1 Certification.   X
Paramedic Certification Must have current Washington State EMT-P Certification.   X
Prior FF Experience Required **Lateral Transfer-Minimum of two (2) years as a current full-time paid Firefighter/Paramedic. 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:


Category Disqualifier
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.
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

One immediate opening, 2-3 potential openings within the next year. Establishing an eligibility list.



Salary Information

Starting salary: Will be based from the current bargaining agreement between the City of Ocean Shores and IAFF 2109. At the time of posting, the current starting salary range is $5,496-$6,680 per month.

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.