8 days old
2018-08-062018-09-05

Entry-level Firefighter/Paramedic

West Pierce Fire & Rescue
University Place, Washington 98466
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    Rotating

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for the position of entry-level Firefighter/Paramedic. Paramedic certification is not required at time of application. Candidates receiving conditional offers of employment will be required to provide documentation reflecting successful Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2018.

 

WPFR anticipates staffing up to four (4) positions for 2019. The 2018 Probationary 1 Firefighter monthly base salary is $5,093. Personnel assigned to serve in the District’s paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 12.5% or 15% increase to monthly base salary (based on assignment).

 

All recruits will be required to successfully complete Academy, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications.

Requirements

General Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to legally operate a vehicle in Washington State

  • At time of hire, ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in United States

  • Candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service

 

Conditional offers of employment are subject to successful completion of:

  • Background investigation to include criminal history and driving record

  • Medical examination and drug screening. Candidates will be marijuana free at time of appointment. While on-duty, employees shall not have in their system any substance, which may impair their ability to perform job duties (alcohol, prescription medications, controlled and/or illicit substances).

  • Psychological assessment

  • Passing grade on the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). CPAT orientation guides are available at the National Testing Network and Public Safety Testing websites. Costs associated with CPAT will be paid by WPFR. Candidates must pass CPAT by December 31, 2018. Candidates with valid CPAT certification, as completed from January 1, 2018 to the present, will not be required to pass CPAT again. Candidates will be asked to provide CPAT documentation at the Reception stage of testing.

  • Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2018.

     

The probationary period shall be inclusive of the time spent in the Recruit Academy and 12 months serving on 24-hour shift. Continued employment is based on an ability to successfully complete:

  • Recruit Academy (13 weeks, provided by WPFR)

  • Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations certifications (training and testing will occur during Recruit Academy)

 

Application process:

  • Candidates must apply online at www.westpierce.orgor by visitingwww.governmentjobs.com

  • The application period begins at 8:00 AM (PDT) on Monday, August 6, 2018 and closes at 5:00 PM on Monday, September 17, 2018.

  • Candidates must pass the Comprehensive Examination Battery (CEB) written examination with a minimum of 70%. Examination dates are September 22 and 24, 2018.

  • Questions? Please email employment@westpierce.org

 

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