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Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT
Last updated on October 06, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 01, 2020
Testing Deadline: October 23, 2020.
FOR LATERAL/EXPERIENCED FIREFIGHTER/EMT & FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
OCTOBER 5, 2020
Clark County Fire District 6 is establishing an eligibility lists with the intent to hire ten personnel to begin employment February 1, 2021. For more information on Fire District 6, visit our web page.
Lateral/experienced new-hires will attend a condensed fire academy at our new training facility at Fire Station 63 and will be 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 1805.
If you have further questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pay special attention to the timeline checklist at the end of this announcement.
Written TestThere is NO written test requirement for this process.
Application & Resume
Clark County Fire District 6 utilizes the services of Public Safety Testing for application and background investigation for candidates. Interested candidates must visit Public Safety Testing (www.publicsafetytesting.com) to create an account and apply on-line for Clark County Fire District 6. Call 866-HIRE-911 with any questions. Resumes may be attached to the application or sent via email to email@example.com, or sent with a cover letter via FAX to 360.576.1198
Application & Resume DUE: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Physical Abilities Test
Applicants must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated anytime from October 23, 2019 to October 23, 2020. Any legitimate CPAT will suffice.
CPAT tests are conducted by (among others) Public Safety Testing. To view a list of upcoming CPAT events and to sign up, please visit Public Safety Testing's website.https://www.publicsafetytesting.com.
CPAT Orientation and Practice Tests are recommended and available prior to the deadline. Deliver CPAT credentials in person OR via email firstname.lastname@example.org OR via FAX 360.576.1198.
CPAT completed and submitted DUE: October 23, 2020 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. Deliver in person OR via email@example.com OR via FAX 360.576.1198.
If out-of-state EMT-B or EMT-P, must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.
Proof of EMS Certification DUE: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Personal History Statement (PHS)
This is your application. A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your account prior to October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM. To complete and upload your PHS, login to your account and navigate to "My PHS Form".
Personal History Statement DUE: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- Minimum one (1) year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency
- Valid CPAT
- 21 years of age by the date of hire
- Eligible to work in the US
- High school graduate or GED
- Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license
- Washington State EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT certification. If National Registry, must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.
- If out-of-state EMT-B, must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.
- 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.
Felony conviction as an adult
Some misdemeanors and juvenile convictions may be disqualifiers. Include descriptions in your PHS.
-Application period: October 5, 2020 through October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- Personal History Statement deadline: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- CPAT documentation due: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- Invitations to oral board interviews: October 26-27, 2020
- Oral board interviews: November 1-4, 2020
- Paramedic evaluations: immediately following oral interview (same day)
- Posting of eligibility list to the District 6 website: November 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM
- Chiefs interviews: November 9-10, 2020
- Hiring date: Estimated February 1, 2020
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.
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 8,800 calls per year out of 3 fire stations. The District is governed by three elected Commissioners and provides fire suppression, rescue and non-transport ALS paramedic service. The department is staffed with 55 FTE emergency response personnel and approximately 10 administrative personnel. Due to area growth and increased call volume, the department is expanding emergency services. A second 2-person squad was added Sept 1, 2020, a new 3-person engine company will replace the squad beginning Jan 2021 and a new 4-person truck company will replace the engine in 2023. This transition will increase staffing by over 26%.
# of Staff: 55 responders, 10 admin
Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT has 5 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 23, 2020.
The eligibility list for Lateral/Experience 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 Feb 1, 2021.
Number of current vacancies: 10 - 5 FF/EMT plus 5 FF/PM
Lateral hires will have their service time evaluated and credited to provide for a starting salary commensurate with full time experience with a comparable career fire agency.
2021 Salary range: $5,858 - $8,369 for Firefighter/EMT
Medical & Dental for employees & dependents; deferred compensation program; tuition reimbursement; education incentive pay; sick leave; vacation accrual; HRA VEBA; MERP; LEOFF II Retirement System; 16 Kelly days/year (15 fixed/1 floating); longevity pay.
Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|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||Yes, 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.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Minimum one year experience as a Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM with a comparable, career fire agency|
|EMT Certification||Must possess State of Washington EMT-Basic certification or National Registry EMT certification. If National Registry, candidate must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.|
|Prior FF Experience Required||Minimum 1 year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency|
|Prior EMT Experience Required||
Minimum 1 year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency
|Request/ Access Scores||Deadline to complete the written and CPAT by October 23, 2020.|
Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT 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.
Clark County Fire District #6 - Lateral Firefighter/EMT
Vancouver, WA 98665 Clark County County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below
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