Firefighter Position

South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic



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South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on August 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 14, 2014

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Important Information

Candidates must complete the Written testing by September 15, 2022 .  Candidates will not be able to test for this agency after the deadline. Candidates will also need to fill out the agency application on no later than September 15, 2022.

Mail applications to and post marked no later than September 15, 2022:

South Pierce Fire and Rescue 

PO Box 898

Eatonville Washington 


Selection will occur by the beginning the week of October 3 2022. CPAT testing must be completed through Public Safety Testing before the Fire Academy (the Academy will begin TBA).

There will be a panel interview during the week of October 3 2022. Dates will be finalized when we know the amount of candidates. 

Community Information

South Pierce Fire & Rescue is a rural department that covers 140 square miles in south Pierce County. The District covers the area of McKenna, Roy, Harts Lake, Lacamas, and the unincorporated area surrounding the Town of Eatonville and the Town of Eatonville on a service contract. This community has several lake, rivers, and hiking trails. You must be a National Registry certified or Washington State  Paramedic Certified at time of appliaction. 

Department Information

South Pierce Fire and Rescue operates with a $7,999,000 budget and currently employs 27 career response positions, 2 Assistant Chiefs, the Fire Chief and 3 admin staff. South Pierce is a combination department working side by side with approximately 20 dedicated volunteer firefighters. The District responds to roughly 3,500 incidents a year. Approximately 85% of these incidents are EMS related. This position falls under the IAFF 726 local. Considerations may be made for those who would be considered a lateral firefighteror entrey level  Paramedic. This will be reviewed by the South Pierce Fire and Rescue training division and in accordance with the IAFF 726 agreement.

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 24,000
# of Staff: 33

Hiring Status

South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic has 1 vacancy.

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

Our Agency will request/access candidate's data & scores on an as-needed basis as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1 immediate and establish a list for 12 months that can be renewed for an additional 12 months if needed by the Fire Chief.

We are accepting both entry level and Lateral Paramedics. Qualifications for lateral will be reviewed by he Training Chief. 

You must have a current NREMTP or be eligible for Washington State/Pierce County certification.  

Salary Information

$75,455.17 entry level

$ 83,012.78 3rd class

$91,300.76 2nd class (Lateral entry)

$100,431.43 1st class

Benefit Information

100% medical & dental, LEOFF II retirement, Deferred Compensation, MERP, HRA/VEBA, vacation, sick leave, holidays, post-retirement medical.

South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

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

Any verifiable CPAT within 6 months of testing date.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20. Applicant must not be color blind.
Firefighter 1 Certification The District will be sending candidates to a career academy following the testing process.
Paramedic Certification Must be Washington State Certified or a current National Registry certification. The State of Washington requires that the education institution is accredited. Must be able to become Pierce County Certified. 
Prior FF Experience Required Minimum requirement – Washington State Paramedic or NREMTP certification. Must be able to obtain WA and Pierce County Paramedic Certification.
Body Decorations Must follow The South Pierce gooming policy. Please contact us if you have any questions 
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur. The written and submittal of application must be completed on or by February 10th, 2020 to be considered.

South Pierce Fire & Rescue - 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic 4 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 0 uses total.
Automatic Illegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 2 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic 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.

Contact Information

South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

129 Mashell ave N
PO Box 898
Eatonville, WA 98328 Pierce County


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

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