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Ocean Shores Fire Department - Firefighter EMT



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Ocean Shores Fire Department - Firefighter EMT

Last updated on October 18, 2022
PST Partner Agency since January 17, 2014

Testing Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Important Information

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Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores, Washington is 1 ½ hours west of Olympia, Washington and is located right on the ocean. Ocean Shores is nationally known for having an excellent atmosphere for relaxation, maintaining an exceptional quality of life, a low crime rate, and a fantastic area for fishing and hunting. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of beachfront and 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. Ocean Shores has approximately 6500 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.

Department Information

The Ocean Shores Fire Department is a progressive department dedicated to the safety of the people we serve. We provide services in fire suppression, emergency medical services (ALS), rescue services, fire prevention, hazardous materials, public education, and disaster mitigation. We are a combination career/volunteer department. Ocean Shores Fire Department provides service for the City of Ocean Shores and the North Beach area. We currently have 4 ambulances, 3 engines, 1 ladder truck , and 2 brush trucks. We respond out of two fire stations with our primary duty crews working  A, B, C shifts on a 48/96 schedule. In 2018, OSFD responded to 2397 alarms with 82% of calls EMS related and 18% fire related.

Area Information

County: Gray's Harbor
Population: 7000
# of Staff: 21

Hiring Status

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is August 15, 2022.

Salary Information

Starting salary: Will be based from the current bargaining agreement between the City of Ocean Shores and IAFF 2109. At the time of posting, the current starting salary is $5905 - $7177  per month.  

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage; Life and Disability Insurance; LEOFF Retirement System; Deferred Compensation Plan; Holiday Pay; Vacation and Sick Leave; Training/Educational Opportunities.

Ocean Shores Fire Department - Firefighter EMT Requirements

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

Proof of successful completion of CPAT conducted by Public Safety Tsting or National Testing Network within previous 12 months, or prior to invitation to oral board or practical exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions with in the past 10 years.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile

No felony convictions with in the past 10 years.

Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must pass vision exam as part of medical examination.
EMT Certification Must have Washington State EMT Certification and  ability to practice in Grays Harbor.
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes
Firefighter 2 Certification Preffered
Prior FF Experience Required Preferred two years 
Prior EMT Experience Required Preferred two years
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

Ocean Shores Fire Department - Firefighter EMT 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
Potential No Adult Felony Conviction within the past 10 years.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic No Outstanding warrants or charges pending in a criminal court.
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

Ocean Shores Fire Department - Firefighter EMT

PO Box 909
585 Point Brown Ave NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569 Gray's Harbor County


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

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