Skamania County EMS - Paramedic
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Skamania County EMS - Paramedic
Last updated on February 17, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 28, 2019
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 & Rescue, 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 will be exempted from this requirement.
Candidates will need to complete the Skamania County EMS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to speak to direct your question to Ann Lueders, Superintendent.
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.
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.
# of Staff: 12 Full Time & 6 Part Time and Volunteers
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.
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 - Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
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|
|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 - 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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