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Longview Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter EMT



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Longview Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter EMT

Last updated on December 05, 2022
PST Partner Agency since January 02, 2020

Vacancies: 3

Testing Deadline: December 11, 2022.

Important Information

Longview FD has recently updated our 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 - Lateral Firefighter EMT 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

Lateral Firefighter (probationary period) $6,698.93 per month
Lateral Firefighter (upon completion of probation) $7,092.99 - $7,881.10 per month

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Long-term disability, life insurance, vision, EAP

Longview Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
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 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 Minimum 2 years consecutive experience as a Firefighter within the last 12 months.
EMT Certification Must have State of Washington EMT-B Certification or National Registry.
Firefighter 1 Certification IFSAC Firefighter I or equivalent.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores Twice or More Annually

Contact Information

Longview Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter EMT

1525 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632 Cowlitz County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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