Firefighter Position

Clark County Fire & Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

 

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Clark County Fire & Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

Last updated on October 12, 2020
PST Partner Agency since September 26, 2017

Vacancy: 1 to 5

Testing Deadline: October 23, 2020.

Important Information

Clark County Fire & Rescue is recruiting to fill one open firefighter/paramedic position as soon as possible.  We also intend to hire up to 5 additional positions in early 2021. 

Please pay special attention to the timeline checklist below.

Written Test:

A written test is not required for the Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic position.  

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT):

Applicants must possess a valid CPAT completed between April 23, 2019 and October 23, 2020.

Personal History Statement (PHS):

A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your account prior to October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Timeline Checklist:

You must complete and send all the following documents either in person, via email ccfrhr@clarkfr.org, OR via Fax 360-887-6204 by October 23, 2020.

Application – (Click here).

CPAT documentation.

Max 2-page resume.

Proof of Paramedic Certification.

Personal History Statement.

Invitations to Oral Board Interviews will be sent after the applications are reviewed.

Candidates recommended by the Interview Panel will be invited to a Chief’s Interview .

Hiring date is as soon as possible.

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 4,200 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: 40,000
# of Staff: 40 career, Approximately 20 volunteers

Hiring Status

Clark County Fire & Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic has 1 to 5 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 23, 2020.

Clark County Fire & Rescue intends to fill one vacant firefighter/paramedic position with a Lateral FF/PM as soon as possible. We also intend to hire 3 to 5 additional positions in early 2021.


Number of Current Vacancies: 1 with up to 5 more in early 2021

Salary Information

$5488-$7318 depending on qualifications. Plus a 10% paramedic differential.

Benefit Information

Comprehensive Medical and Dental  (Washington Fire Commissioners Association)

UP to 16 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 (employee paid). Refer to CBA for comp

Clark County Fire & Rescue - Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements

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

Clark County 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

PST or any verifiable CPAT

CPAT must be certified between April 23, 2019 and October 23, 2020

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 during testing process.
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum of one year experience as a Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM with a comparable career fire agency.
Veterans Preference Points

Veteran's points are used as outlined in 

RCW 41.04.007 in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 

EMT Certification

Minimum of 1 year full-time experience with a comparable, career fire agency.

Firefighter 1 Certification Must hold a IFSAC FF1 certificate
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 (CoaAEMSP)

For paramedics that are not Washington State 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 State certification.

Prior FF Experience Required Have a minimum of 1 year full-time firefighting experience with a comparable career fire agency.
Prior EMT Experience Required Yes
Current Hiring Status Clark County Fire & Rescue intends to fill one vacant firefighter/paramedic position with a Lateral FF/PM as soon as possible. We intend to hire 3 to 5 additional positions in early 2021.
CPAT PST or any verifiable CPAT certification
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 County Fire & Rescue - Lateral 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
Driving
Automatic 1 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 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 Unlawful sexual misconduct
Employment
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 - Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

911 N 65th Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642 Clark County 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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