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Ocean Shores Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic
Last updated on May 02, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: May 21, 2023.
For more information, please view our Recruiting Flyer
- 18 Years of Age.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, Legal Resident, or Legally Eligible for Employment in the United States.
- Valid Driver’s License with a history acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
- No felony or criminal convictions within the last ten (10) years.
- No outstanding warrants or charges pending in a criminal court.
- Ability to read, write, and speak the English language.
- Must have current Washington State EMT-P Certification at time of hire.
- Proof of successful completion of a CPAT evaluation conducted by Public Safety Testing within the previous twelve (12) months, or prior to invitation to Oral or Practical Exam.
- If no Firefighter I Certification, will be required to participate in an approved IFSAC Fire Academy.
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 6000 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.
Ocean Shores has approximately 7,000 full-time residents and is heavily populated by tourists year round. The spring and summer months are the peak season with 15,000 to 30,000 visitors per day. The average age of residents is 57 years old.
Ocean Shores is a peninsula that is 6.6 miles long and 3 miles wide. The west part of the peninsula borders the Pacific Ocean and the east “bay side” borders Grays Harbor. Ocean Shores has 23 miles of fresh waterways, lakes and canals.
The Ocean Shores Fire Department is a combination fire department with 22 career personnel including a Chief Officer, Assistant Chief officer, an Administrative Assistant, a Fire Inspector and 18 Firefighters with either paramedic or EMT certifications. Additional personnel consist of volunteer members. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The career staff works a 48/96 schedule as per their IAFF local 2109 union contract. The department has three shifts, each with a captain and lieutenant.
As with most fire departments, 85% of the 911 responses are for emergency medicine (EMS). The nearest ER is at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, located 25 miles away in Aberdeen. Per state law, our department also often transports stroke or heart attack patients to a hospital with a higher level of care in Olympia.
# of Staff: 22
Ocean Shores Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic has 2 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 21, 2023.
Starting salary: Will be based from the current bargaining agreement between the City of Ocean Shores and IAFF 2109. the current starting salary range is $7,091 -$8,584per month.
PAY & BENEFITS
• Schedule 48/96
• Kelly Days: 24 hours accrued every 24 days (15)
• Vacation: 6-13 days (24 hour) earned per year
• Sick leave: 18 hours per month
• Longevity pay: 1.5% per 5 years continuous employment
• Retirement through Washington State LEOFF II
• Deferred Compensation contribution of 5 % by the city• Paid Holidays:
• Medical/Dental/Vision: 92% paid premiums by the city; 8% Employee contribution, up to
$120/month. Life Insurance of $10,000 provided by the city.
• Short term and long term disability pay for on duty and off duty injuries or illnesses.
• $75.00/mo contribution to the Medical expense Reimbursement Plan hosted by the WSCFF and
$15.00/mo contribution to LEOFF II disability insurance plan.
• Uniforms/Equipment: initial uniforms/safety equipment provided; clothing allowance of$500/year with
Ocean Shores Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Proof of successful completion of CPAT conducted by Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network within previous 12 months, or prior to invitation to oral board or practical exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None in the last 10 years.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must pass vision exam as part of medical examination.|
|Paramedic Certification||Must have current Washington State EMT-P Certification.|
|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 - Entry Level 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.
Ocean Shores Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic
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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