Firefighter Position

Skamania County EMS - EMT



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Skamania County EMS - EMT

Last updated on February 17, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 28, 2019

Important Information

Application deadlines are dependent upon many factors and will be clearly detailed in employment solicitations. Skamania County EMS & Rescue requires applicants to submit to a physical agility test conducted by Skamania EMS, with the following EXCEPTIONS: applicants who have passed a CPAT test within the last eighteen (18) months and can provide verifiable proof to Skamania EMS & Rescue will be exempted from this requirement.


Candidates will need to complete the Skamania County EMS & Rescue Employment Application form. Applications may be submitted via email, postal mail or in person, as indicated on the application materials.


PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the department at and ask to speak to direct your question to Ann Lueders, Superintendent.

Community Information

Many rural communities make up Skamania County. Our service area, totaling 1,672 square miles, covers the communities of upper Washougal, Skamania, Stevenson, Carson, Home Valley, Underwood and other unincorporated areas.

Skamania County, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, features some of the most scenic and rugged landscape in the state. Located in southwest Washington, the county seat (Stevenson) is forty-five minutes east of the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

Department Information

Skamania County EMS & Rescue leads the county in emergency response and provides essential services to preserve and benefit the health, safety and welfare of our unique communities. The agency provides 24/7 emergency medical services, vehicle, rope and trail rescue services to citizens and visitors. We average 1,500 calls per year with 900 approximate transports.

Area Information

County: Skamania
Population: ~11,000
# of Staff: 12 Full Time & 6 Part Time and Volunteers

Hiring Status

Skamania EMS & Rescue may or may not use an eligibility list to fill vacant positions. Solicitations will clearly describe the purpose of hiring (e.g. to establish an eligibility list or fill a position with immediate need.) Eligibility lists are established following receipt of scores from PST and completion of applicable Physical Agility Tests. Eligibility lists are maintained for a period of twelve (12) - eighteen (18) months and oral boards are completed on an as-needed basis. Candidates are forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigations and selections as vacancies occur.

In addition to testing provided by Public Safety Testing, interested parties are required to submit an agency employment application, and supporting documentation, which can be found here.  Applications may be submitted via email, postal mail or in person, as indicated on the application materials.

Interested parties are encouraged to check back often. At this time, the agency does not have any open solicitations

Salary Information

Full-Time EMT

$49,905 - $70,374 (Annual)
$14.73 - $20.77 (Hourly)

$57,359 - $80,953 (Annual)
$16.93 - $23.89 (Hourly)

Part-time pay scales are available upon request via email to 

Benefit Information

Full-time employees enjoy a benefit package commensurate to regional public service entities, to include: LEOFF pension, health insurance, LTD and life insurance, HRA/VEBA, paid leave (sick, vacation and personal days)

Skamania County EMS - EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age Volunteer: 18
Part-time or Full-time: 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult As per Washington State law, administrative code and agency policy regarding moral turpitude
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile As per Washington State law, administrative code and agency policy regarding moral turpitude.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Candidates must be able to pass a health/physical exam and non-DOT drug test administered by a physician
College Requirement No
EMT Certification Yes
Other Rural EMS experience preferred.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Skamania County EMS - 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
Automatic 0 Class A or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s).
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic As per law, administrative code or policy.
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.

Contact Information

Skamania County EMS - EMT

253 SW First Street
PO BOX 338
Stevenson, WA 98648 Skamania County
(509) 427-5065


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