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Firefighter Average Salary Range - $4877 to 6774

Firefighter/Paramedic Salary Range - $5365 to 7451

Lateral Firefighter Average Salary Range - $4877 to 9092

TO APPLY

Applications available in person or by mail at:


Clark County Fire District 3

17718 NE 159 St.

Brush Prairie, Washington 98606.


Or, you may download an application by clicking on this link:  Download an application.  Please make sure to read the "What to Submit" section at the bottom of this page.


Completed applications must arrive at

Fire District 3

by 5 p.m. October 4, 2017.

 

PURPOSE

An eligibility register is being established for the position of Firefighter/Firefighter Paramedic, and Lateral (qualified career personnel). The list will be used to fill vacancies occurring until approximately one year from the date the list is established, or until the Board of Fire Commissioners extends the list or calls for a new exam.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Firefighter/Paramedics provide emergency assistance and protective services to the public. They protect life and property threatened by fires, explosions, hazardous materials, illnesses, accidents and other disasters. Responsibilities include emergency responses, fire ground operations, fire prevention duties, training, instructing others, operating apparatus, report writing, and maintenance of apparatus, equipment, fire stations and grounds. Firefighter/Paramedics work 24-hour shifts or 8-hour days, as assigned, and may be exposed to hazardous conditions, extreme heat, poisonous gases, communicable diseases and other risks of personal injury.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions of the job include those found in the Clark County Fire District 3 job description for Firefighter and as identified in NFPA 1001, the Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Copies of both are available upon request.

BENEFITS

Benefits include dental and health insurance programs for employees and dependents. Employees receive vacation, sick leave, holiday leave, FLSA days, retirement benefits and educational incentives. Uniforms and protective clothing are provided.

QUALIFICATIONS - Firefighter

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have had one (1) year experience as an active career or volunteer firefighter in the last two (2) years, or an Associates Degree in Fire Science or Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited school; or have completed Fire District 3 Recruit Training.
  • Firefighter/EMT - current Washington State EMT in good standing with the Medical Program Director.
  • Be in excellent physical condition.
  • Not have any felony convictions within the past seven (7) years.  Misdemeanor convictions will also be reviewed.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have no record of driver’s license suspension or revocation in any state within the last three (3) years.

DESIRED CREDENTIALS - Firefighter

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1 Certification.
  • IFSAC Instructor 1 Certification.
  • IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification.
  • Current NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2 Red Card Certification.
  • Current On-Going Training and Evaluation Program (OTEP) Instructor/Evaluator.

QUALIFICATIONS - Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have had one (1) year experience as an active career or volunteer firefighter in the last two (2) years, or an Associates Degree in Fire Science of Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited school; or have completed Fire District 3 Recruit Training.
  • Graduate from a CAAHEP accredited Paramedic School.
  • Must be a Washington Certified Paramedic and/or NREMT-P.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain within 90 days the endorsement of the Clark County Medical Program Director as a certified Paramedic in Clark County.
  • Complete a Field Training Observation program and obtain Clark County Lead status within one year of hire.
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PEPPS/PALS and PHTLS or equivalent.
  • Ability to be certified as a Paramedic under Washington Department of Health requirements.
  • Be in excellent physical condition.
  • Not have any felony convictions within the past seven (7) years.  Misdemeanor convictions will also be reviewed.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have no record of driver’s license suspension or revocation in any state within the last three (3) years.

DESIRED CREDENTIALS - Firefighter/Paramedic

  • IFSAC Firefighter 1 Certification.
  • IFSAC Instructor 1 Certification.
  • IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification.
  • Current NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2 Red Card Certification.
  • Current On-Going Training and Evaluation Program (OTEP) Instructor/Evaluator.

QUALIFICATIONS - Lateral.  


    • Have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Firefighter/EMT - current Washington State EMT in good standing with their current Medical Program Director  - or -
    • Firefighter/Paramedic - current Washington State Paramedic in good standing with their current Medical Program Director and considered a Lead Paramedic in their County.
    • Be in excellent physical condition.
    • Not have any felony convictions within the past seven (7) years.  Misdemeanor convictions will also be reviewed.
    • Have a valid driver’s license.
      Have no record of driver’s license suspension or revocation in any state within the last three (3) years.
    • Personnel may be considered to fill open positions based on qualifications as listed in the current District Classification Plan. (Please direct classification questions to Assistant Chief Scott Sorenson).
  1. Probation

    1. NFPA FFI Training

    2. Operations Level Hazardous Materials Training

    3. EMT-B or Paramedic

    4. Confined Space Training

    5. Water Rescue Awareness Training

    6. Apparatus Operator with EVIP (Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention)

  1. Fourth Class (One year of career service)

    1. Fourth Class Examination with supervisor recommendation

    2. IFSAC FFI certification

    3. NWCG Wildland FF2

  2. Third Class (Two years of career service)

    1. Third Class Examination with supervisor recommendation

    2. IFSAC FFII Certification

    3. IFSAC Fire Instructor I

  3. Second Class (Three years of career service)

    1. Second Class Examination with supervisor recommendation

    2. Annual Pump Test

    3. Pumps, Hydraulics

  4. First Class (Four years of career service)

    1. First Class Examination with supervisor recommendation

    2. Basic Emergency Scene Management

    3. Response Policy and Administrative Guides

    4. Basic Supervisory Skills

  5. Captain (Four Levels, one year n each classification)

         
  1.     Captain 4
    1. Captain Examination

    2. One year in grade as First Class Firefighter

    3. IFSAC Fire Officer I Certification

    4. Actively pursuing (enroll in and pass at least two classes per year with a minimum GPA of 2.5) a degree in Fire Protection Technology or approved degree

  2.     Captain 3

    1. One year in grade as a Captain 4.

    2. Enroll in and pass at least two classes per year with a minimum GPA of 2.5 toward an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology or approved degree.

  3. Captain 2

    1. One year in grade as a Captain 3

    2. Fire Service Instructor II Certification

    3. NWCG Single Resource Boss Certification to include I-200.

    4. Enroll in and pass at least two classes per year with a minimum GPA of 2.5 toward an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology or approved degree

  4. Captain 1

    1. One year in grade as a Captain 2

    2. IFSAC Fire Officer II Certification

    3. Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology or approved degree  

    4. I-300

HIRING PROCEDURE

A confidential application review process will be completed by Fire District administrative staff. Should the Fire District administrative staff determine a need to review additional individuals on the current eligibility list, this may occur before a selection is made.


The finalist will be required to undergo an additional series of evaluations, which include a physical ability; final interview; job-related medical exam, reference check, driving record check, background investigation for criminal convictions, a substance abuse exam and psychological evaluation.  Failure to pass any of the evaluations will result in removal from the register.


Note:  The medical requirements for the position are those adopted by Clark County Fire District 3 and identified as the Minimum Medical Standards for Firefighters in Washington Cities and Fire Districts, as published by the Association of Washington Cities and the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs.




WHAT TO SUBMIT

Applicants must submit the following: 

Firefighter -

  • $20.00 testing fee.  Personal checks only please. Non-Refundable.
  • A completed Clark County Fire District 3 application form.
  • Verification of high school graduation or GED. (photocopy)
  • A resume of firefighting experience and/or verification of Fire Science degree or Fire Protection Engineering degree. (photocopy)
  • Verification of Emergency Medical Technician B certification. (photocopy)
  • Verification of Driver’s License. (photocopy)
  • A valid E-mail address. All test-related communications will be via E-Mail.

Firefighter/Paramedic - 

  • $20.00 testing fee.  Personal checks only please. Non-Refundable.
  • A completed Clark County Fire District 3 application form.
  • Verification of high school graduation or GED. (photocopy)
  • A resume of EMS and Fire experience and/or verification of degrees or certifications. (photocopy)
  • Photocopy of current Paramedic certification, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, and BLS.
  • Verification of Driver’s License. (photocopy)
  • A valid E-mail address.  All test-related communications will be via e-mail.

Lateral -

  • $20.00 testing fee.  Personal checks only please. Non-Refundable.
  • A completed Clark County Fire District 3 application form.
  • Verification of high school graduation or GED. (photocopy)
  • A resume of firefighting experience and/or verification of Fire Science degree or Fire Protection Engineering degree. (photocopy)
  • Verification of Emergency Medical Technician B certification. (photocopy)
  • Verification of Driver’s License. (photocopy)
  • A valid E-mail address. All test-related communications will be via E-Mail.

Any individual with a disability who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other job-related requirements of the position will be considered for vacant positions based on the other stated requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be offered for any physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with a disability which is made known to the Fire District and which does not cause an undue hardship on the operation of the Fire District. The employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change.  It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

   

CLARK COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.