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Longview Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic



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Longview Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on November 18, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Testing Deadline: December 11, 2022.

Important Information

Longview FD has recently updated the education requirement (no longer requiring an AA degree at time of hire). 

Community Information

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Department Information

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Area Information

County: Cowlitz
Population: 36,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic has 3 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 11, 2022.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. Oral board interviews are conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service's "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection.

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Salary Information

$6,6,98.93 - $8,669.21 per month

Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit (training period) $6,698.93 per month
Firefighter/Paramedic (upon completion of probation) $7,029.99- $8,669.21 per month

Benefit Information

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is predominantly employer-paid for full family coverage, which includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, long-term disability insurance, and basic life insurance with buy-up options for the employee, employee’s spouse and dependents. All employees have the option to participate in a 457 deferred compensation program. Other benefits include generous paid leave such as vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and voluntary participation in a tax-deferred medical or dependent 125 plans.


Longview 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

We will accept CPAT's from PST and the NTN - National Testing Network.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Required and an acceptable five-year driving record.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Acceptable personal background.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Acceptable personal background.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement Firefighter/Paramedic applicants that do not possess an acceptable Associates Degree will be allowed to test for entry and lateral positions with the City and be placed on the appropriate hiring list in rank order and shall achieve this degree within five (5) years of appointment.
Prior Experience Requirement Desired at time of hire, but not required.
EMT Certification Yes, State of Washington EMT-Paramedic certification or National Registry
Firefighter 1 Certification IFSAC Firefighter I within 12 months of hire.
Paramedic Certification WA State Paramedic Certification or National Registry. Cowlitz County certification required after hire.
Prior FF Experience Required Desired at time of hire, but not required.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores Quarterly, in March, June, September, and December.

Contact Information

Longview Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

1525 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632 Cowlitz County


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

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