Firefighter Position

Hoquiam Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic



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Hoquiam Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on March 06, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Important Information

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted as vacancies occur.

Community Information

The City of Hoquiam is located about an hour west of Olympia towards Ocean Shores, on HWY 101. The rural location, waterways, rain forest and beaches make Grays Harbor and the City of Hoquiam a great place for outdoor recreation.

Department Information

The Hoquiam Fire Department is fully paid and employs 21 line personnel on 3 shifts operating out of two stations. The area covered is the City of Hoquiam for fire and EMS response, but also covers approximately 400 square miles for ALS responses. 

Area Information

County: Gray's Harbor
Population: 8,500
# of Staff: 21

Salary Information

Starting salary $6292/month with step increases over 4 years to $8260/month.  Longevity incentive pay.

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision and $75,000 life insurance policy.  Paid vacation and Holidays. 3 platoon schedule 24/48 with 16 kelly days/year.

Hoquiam Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

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

This agency will accept CPAT certifications from any licensed CPAT provider. Candidates must provide proof of a successful CPAT within the last twelve months prior to the oral interview.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Ability to pass the LEOFF 2 Medical Physical
College Requirement No
EMT Certification Yes
Paramedic Certification Yes
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

Hoquiam Fire Department - 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
Potential Will review driving record.
Drug Usage
Potential No convictions, will consider others on an individual basis.
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.
Potential Will review others.
Potential Will review terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Potential Will review 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.
Potential Will review others.
Potential Will review failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Hoquiam Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

625 8th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550 Gray's Harbor County


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