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 November 07, 2019

Vacancies: 2

Testing Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Important Information


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

FOR FIREFIGHTER/EMT & FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

September 19, 2019

 

Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic.  We anticipate hiring at least two (2) positions in early 2020. This number may increase to five (5) if CCF&R is awarded a SAFER grant. The 2019 entry base Firefighter monthly salary is $5,365 (additional salary DOQ).

Entry-level firefighters are sent to an IFSAC accredited 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 3674.

Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment.  Lateral consideration may be made for firefighters who are already entered into, or have completed, an approved firefighter apprenticeship program.  This includes the Washington State Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) program. CCFR will also consider programs from other states. The 2019 lateral monthly base salary range is $6,080 to $6,796 (depending on duration of previous experience).

Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2019 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic.  Personnel assigned to serve in the District’s paramedic program, and who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 10% to the monthly base salaries listed for entry-level and lateral.

Please pay special attention to the timeline checklist at the end of this announcement.

 

District 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 five 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 52 FTE personnel and approximately 20 volunteers. 

 

Application & Written Test:

Public Safety Testing (PST) will conduct the initial testing of our candidates, please visit their website at www.publicsafetytesting.com to complete your application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you.

In order for your score to be available to CCFR, you must have completed the written exam with PST between June 1, 2019 and November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM and apply to Clark County Fire & Rescue via the PST website.  Candidates have several opportunities to take the written exam.  See the PST calendar for details.

Application and written test DUE: November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

 

Physical Abilities Test:

Applicant must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated anytime from November 17, 2018 to November 17, 2019.  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.

 

Personal History Statement (PHS):

A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your PST account prior to November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  To complete and upload your PHS, login to your PST account and navigate to “My PHS Form”.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·        Pass written exam

·        CPAT

·        18 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 certification or National Registry EMT certification.  If National Registry, must obtain Washington certification within six months of hire.

OR-

·        Washington State EMT-P certification or National Registry EMT-P certification.  Must obtain Clark County certification within 6 months of hire.

 

Timeline Checklist:

·        Application period: September 17, 2019 through November 17, 2019 at 5 PM

·        CPAT documentation due: November 17, 2019 by 5:00 PM

·        Invitations to oral board interviews: Week of November 25, 2019

·        Oral board interviews: Week of December 9, 2019

·        Paramedic Evaluations: Week of December 9, 2019

·        Chiefs interviews: December 18, 2019

·        Hiring date: Estimated February or March 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 52 FTE personnel and approximately 20 volunteers.

Area Information

County: Clark County
Population: 53,000
# of Staff: 40 career, Approximately 40 volunteers

Hiring Status

Clark County Fire & Rescue - FF/EMT & FF/Paramedic has 2 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is November 15, 2019.

Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. We anticipate hiring at least two (2) positions in early 2020. This number may increase to five (5) if CCF&R is awarded a SAFER grant. The 2019 entry base Firefighter monthly salary is $5,365 (additional salary DOQ).

In order for your score to be available to CCFR, you must have completed the written exam with PST between June 1, 2019 and November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM and apply to Clark County Fire & Rescue via the PST website.

Application and written test DUE: November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Salary Information

$5,365 to $7,153 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
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
Other
CPAT
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
Driving
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.
Employment
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
360-887-4609

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