Firefighter Position

Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic



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Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic

Last updated on September 18, 2020
PST Partner Agency since March 28, 2016

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: October 01, 2020.

Community Information

Department Information

Formed in 2008 by the merger of two large fire districts, Clark County Fire & Rescue protects and serves a population of over 40,000 residents in a 125 square mile area. Included in that area are the Cowlitz Indian Reservation, and the Cities of Ridgefield, La Center and Woodland, which are some of the fastest growing cities in the state. The District is adjacent to the city of Vancouver, WA and is rural and suburban in nature and runs over 4,000 calls per year out of 5 staffed fire stations. The District is governed by elected Commissioners and provides fire suppression, rescue and non-transport EMS service. The District is a combination department with 56 FTE personnel and approximately 20 volunteers.

Area Information

County: Clark County
Population: 53,000
# of Staff: 43 career, Approximately 20 volunteers

Hiring Status

Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 01, 2020.

Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. The 2020 entry base Firefighter monthly salary is $5,488 (additional salary DOQ).

Salary Information

$5,488 to $7,318 per month  (10% stipend for those authorized by the county MPD to function as a paramedic).

Benefit Information

Comprehensive Medical and Dental paid per CBA with IAFF Local 3674 (Washington Fire Commissioners Association)

UP to 13 shifts per year of vacation time accrual

Deferred Compensation

Longevity Incentive

Education Incentive

Tuition Reimbursement

Health Reimbursement Account (employee paid)

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

Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Applicant must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated anytime since April 1, 2019. Any legitimate CPAT will suffice.  Candidates will be required to submit proof of a valid, verifiable CPAT to the agency.

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 US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass the medical/physical exam.
EMT Certification If applying as an EMT-B, must possess a Washington State EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT-B certification.
Obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.
Paramedic Certification If applying as a paramedic, possess a Washington State EMT-Paramedic certification or National Registry EMT-Paramedic certification.
Obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.
Current Hiring Status Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) is currently filling one vacancy for firefighter or firefighter/paramedic. The 2020 entry base Firefighter monthly salary is $5,488 (additional salary DOQ). There is an additional 10% differential for a certified paramedic. 
Other Working knowledge of clerical filing, basic computers and Microsoft Office Suite.
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

Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/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 3 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 3 year(s).
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.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
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 & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic

911 N 65th Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642 Clark County County


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

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