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South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic
Last updated on February 07, 2020
Testing Deadline: February 10, 2020.
Candidates must complete the Written testing by February 10th, 2020. Candidates will not be able to test for this agency after the deadline. Candidates will also need to fill out the agency application on www.spfr.org no later than February 10th, 2020.
Selection will occur by the beginning of March 2020. CPAT testing must be completed through Public Safety Testing before the Fire Academy (the Academy will begin in April 2020).
South Pierce Fire & Rescue is a rural department that covers 138 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.
South Pierce Fire and Rescue operates with a $6,900,000 budget and currently employs 27 career response positions, 2 Assistant Chiefs, the Fire Chief and 4 admin staff. South Pierce is a combination department working side by side with approximately 20 dedicated volunteer firefighters. The District responds to roughly 3,000 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 firefighter/Paramedic. This will be reviewed by the South Pierce Fire and Rescue training division and in accordance with the IAFF 726 agreement.
# of Staff: 60
South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic has 3 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 10, 2020.
Our Agency will request/access candidate's data & scores on an as-needed basis as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 3 immediate and establish a list for 12 months that can be renewed for an additional 12 months if needed by the Fire Chief.
$63,509.32 entry level
$69,870.43 3rd class
$76,846.28 2nd class
$84,531.41 1st class
100% medical & dental, LEOFF II retirement, Deferred Compensation, MERP, vacation, sick leave, holidays, post-retirement medical.
South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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.|
|Prior FF Experience Required||Minimum requirement – Washington State Paramedic or NREMTP certification. Must be able to obtain WA Paramedic Certification.|
|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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 4, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 4, 2020. The previous date was April 30th, but 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.
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