Firefighter Position

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/EMT

 

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Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/EMT

Last updated on February 04, 2023
PST Partner Agency since January 18, 2023

Community Information

Department Information

Formed in 2008 by the merger of two large fire districts, Clark Cowlitz Fire & Rescue protects and serves a diverse population of over 60,000 residents in a 125 square mile area in northern Clark County and southwest Cowlitz County, Washington.

CCFR proudly offers fire protection and EMS service to the Cities of Woodland, La Center and Ridgefield. The District also serves the Cowlitz Indian Reservation, which opened the ilani Casino in 2018, the only casino of its type on the West Coast. The District is adjacent to the city of Vancouver, WA, is rural and suburban in nature and responds to over 5,000 calls per year out of six (6) staffed fire stations with an on-duty Battalion Chief. Response apparatus include five Type 1 engines and a 105' quint.

Along with fire protection and EMS service, the District also maintains a Marine Division to protect several miles of the Columbia River and its tributaries. CCFR participates in the county-wide Technical Rescue Team with the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6. CCFR also maintains an All Risk Mobilization Team to respond at the request of the federal government to national emergencies such as wildland fires and natural disasters. In addition, CCFR provides Community Risk Reduction and Fire Marshal services to the cities in the District. The District is governed by elected Commissioners who serve six-year terms. CCFR is a combination department with 77 personnel and approximately 10 support volunteers.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was formerly known as Clark County Fire & Rescue. The District changed its name in 2020 to better reflect the communities it serves

Area Information

County: Clark/Cowlitz
Population: 60,000
# of Staff: 77

Hiring Status

Clark Cowlitz Fire & Rescue (CCFR) will establishing the next eligibility list for Lateral Level Firefighter/EMT in 2024.

Salary Information

$78,674.00 to 104,907.00 Annually 

Benefit Information

Comprehensive Medical and Dental  (Washington Fire Commissioners Association)

UP to 16 shifts per year of vacation time accrual

Deferred Compensation up to 4%

Longevity Incentive up to 4%

Education Incentive

Tuition Reimbursement,

Health Reimbursement Account (employee paid)

$50,000 Group Life insurance (employer paid). Refer to CBA for comp

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue will notify the candidates who will be brought forward for an interview and their interview date after reviewing applications.

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

Applicant must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials. Any legitimate CPAT will suffice. Candidates will be required to submit proof of a valid, verifiable CPAT to the agency by time of job offer.

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.


Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally Eligible to Work in the US
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid in the State of Washington
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult A felony conviction as an adult is a disqualifier.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile

Some juvenile convictions may be considered a disqualifier. We will closely review. Include a detailed description in your PHS.

Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass the medical/physical exam at time of hire.
Prior Experience Requirement Prospective lateral- level Firefighter/PM and Firefighter/EMT candidates must possess at least 18 months of current full-time paid experience as a line Firefighter with no breaks in service, in an all-risk fire agency. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a career fire academy.
Veterans Preference Points

Veteran's points are used as outlined in 

RCW 41.04.007 in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 

EMT Certification

If applying as an EMT-B, must possess a valid Washington State EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT-B certification at time of hire.
Must obtain Washington State reciprocity within 90 days of hire.

Prior FF Experience Required

Prospective lateral- level Firefighter/PM and Firefighter/EMT candidates must possess at least 18 months of current full-time paid experience as a line Firefighter with no breaks in service, in an all-risk fire agency. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a career fire academy.

Prior EMT Experience Required

Prospective lateral- level Firefighter/PM and Firefighter/EMT candidates must possess at least 18 months of current full-time paid experience as a line Firefighter with no breaks in service, in an all-risk fire agency. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a career fire academy.

Current Hiring Status

Clark Cowlitz Fire & Rescue (CCFR) will establishing the next eligibility list for Entry Level Firefighter/EMT in 2024.

CPAT PST or any verifiable CPAT certification due at time of job offer.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant

A written test is not required for this position.

Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - 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.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic

3 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).

Automatic Suspension of drivers license within the last 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years including prescription medications.
Automatic

Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s).

Automatic

Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.

Automatic

Illegal opiate use.

Automatic

Illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.

Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
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-Cowlitz Fire Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/EMT

911 N 65th Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642 Clark/Cowlitz County
360-887-4609

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below


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