Firefighter Position

Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic



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Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic

Last updated on January 23, 2024
PST Partner Agency since August 17, 2017

Vacancies: 6

Testing Deadline: February 19, 2024.

Important Information



January 18, 2024

Clark County Fire District 6 is establishing 18-month eligibility lists with the intent to hire a combination of six FF/EMT and FF/PM personnel to begin employment June 1, 2024 for Entry Level hires. For more information on Fire District 6, visit our web page and view our 2023 Recruit Academy Graduation video. 

Entry-level recruits will attend an in-house fire academy and are entered into the Washington State Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) program. All career firefighters are members of the firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 452.

Please pay special attention to the timeline checklist in the hiring status section below.

Application and Written Test

In order for your score to be available to Fire District 6, you must have completed the written exam with PST by February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM and apply to Clark County Fire District 6 via the PST website. The Personal History Statement is your application. Candidates have several opportunities to take the written exam. See the PST calendar for details.

Physical Abilities Test
Applicants must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated anytime from March 4, 2023 to March 4, 2024. Any legitimate CPAT will suffice.

CPAT Orientation and Practice Tests are recommended and available prior to the deadline. Attach a copy to your PHS OR via email OR via FAX 360.576.1198.

CPAT DUE: March 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM

EMT-B or EMT-P Certification
Proof of valid, current National Registry or Washington State EMT-B (for FF/EMT applicants) or EMT-P (for FF/PM applicants) is required. Attach a copy to your PHS OR via email OR via FAX 360.576.1198.

Proof of EMS Certification DUE: February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Personal History Statement (PHS)
A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your account prior to February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM. To complete and upload your PHS, login to your account and navigate to "My PHS Form".

Community Information

Clark County is located in the beautiful southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. The area is experiencing a positive cycle of new construction growth and development. The State of Washington has no state income tax.

Department Information

Formed in 1954, Clark County Fire District 6 protects and serves a population of over 70,000 residents in a 37 square mile area. The District is adjacent to the city of Vancouver, WA, is primarily urban and suburban and runs over 9,400 calls per year out of 4 fire stations. The District is governed by three elected Commissioners and provides fire suppression, rescue and non-transport ALS paramedic service. The District staffing is 65 FTE emergency response personnel and approximately 11 administrative personnel. The District is hiring six new members to replace current and expected vacancies. A new 4-person truck company will replace the engine at the end 2024 or early 2025.

Area Information

County: Clark County
Population: 70,000
# of Staff: 65 responders, 11 admin

Hiring Status

Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic has 6 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 19, 2024.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 01, 2024.

The eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/PM will be established followed immediately by application/resume review, oral interviews, Chiefs Interviews, background checks, medical and psychological testing. Start date is projected as June 1, 2024 for Entry Level hires.

Number of current vacancies: 6 - 4 FF/EMT plus 2 FF/PM

Timeline Checklist

-Application period: January 18, 2024 through February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

- CPAT documentation due: March 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM

- Invitations to oral board interviews: February 20-24, 2024

- Oral board interviews: February 26-28, 2024

- Paramedic evaluations: immediately following oral boards

- Posting of eligibility list to the District 6 website: tbd

- Personal History Statement deadline: February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

- Chiefs interviews: tbd

- Hiring date: Estimated June 1, 2024 for Entry Level hires.

Salary Information

2024 Salary range: $7,677 - $10,555 for Firefighter/Paramedic

Benefit Information

Medical & Dental for employees & dependents

Deferred Compensation $432/month contribution

Tuition Reimbursement

Education Incentive Pay

Vacation Accrual of 12 - 25.5 hr/month

Sick Leave Loan of 120 hours


LEOFF II Retirement System

17 Kelly days/year (15 fixed/2 floating)

84 hours Holiday Leave

Longevity pay

Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Written completed by February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

PST or any verifiable CPAT

Minimum Age 21 years of age by the date of hire.
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Eligible to work in the US.
High School Grad/ GED Yes. Verification required.
Driver's License Required Must have valid, state-issued driver's license. Verification required.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Felony conviction as an adult is a disqualifier.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Some juvenile convictions may be considered a disqualifier. Will be closely reviewed. Include descriptions in your PHS.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass the medical-physical exam.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Paramedic Certification Washington State EMT-P certification or National Registry EMT-P certification. Must obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.

Applicants who graduated from paramedic training after June 30, 1996 are required to have graduated from a paramedic training program that is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

For paramedics that are not Washington certified and have not completed an NREMT-P cognitive exam in the last 12 months, the candidate would be required to take and pass that exam for Washington certification.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores

February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Clark County Fire District #6 - Firefighter/Paramedic

8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98665 Clark County County
(360) 576-1195


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

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