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2018 Firefighter/Paramedic

posted Aug 21, 2018, 4:06 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List

Opens August 22, 2018 closes September 14, 2018

Current Average Salary Range  $5601.18 to $7779.41


An eligibility register is being established for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. 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.


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, fireground 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 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 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.


  • 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.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language.


  • 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.


Applications available in person or by mail at:

Clark County Fire District 3

17718 NE 159 St.

Brush Prairie, Washington 98606.

You may also access an application on our web site at:


Completed applications must arrive at

Fire District 3

by 5 p.m. September 14, 2018.


When a vacancy for Firefighter occurs, the top five (5) individuals on the Eligibility List are reviewed by Fire District administrative staff. Should the Fire District administrative staff determine a need to review additional individuals on the 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 test; 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.


Applicants must submit the following:

  • $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.

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 are made known to the Fire District and which do 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.