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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue:  Lateral Firefighter/EMT and Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic.

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue (KVFR) is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for the positon of Lateral Firefighter EMT or Paramedic.

Click here for district profile, position details, and how to apply.

(Posted 10/15)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Skagit 13:  Volunteer Resident Firefighter.

Job Duties:

Resident Firefighters are responsible for routine and emergency response, maintenance, housekeeping, training, public education and fire prevention. This program requires residents to live at the fire station. Residents are required to work a 1 on 3 off 24 hour shift rotation. Resident Volunteer Firefighters are Volunteer (no wages or rights of contract). Volunteer Resident Firefighters will receive a $312 per 24-hour shift and a stipend (depending on current IFSAC cert) when not a resident.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age upon appointment.
  • High School graduate (or equivalent).
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the function of a Firefighter/EMT.
  • IFSAC Firefighter 1/HazMat Operations within one year.
  • National Registry EMT (preferred)/ or within one year.
  • Agree to 1 year minimum commitment.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations of the Fire District.
  • Be Alcohol and Drug Free at all times while on Fire District Property.

Application Process:

  • Application can be obtained at Skagit County Fire District 13: 17433 Snee Oosh Road, La Conner, Washington 98257.
  • Completed application with letter of interest for the Volunteer Resident Firefighter position shall be submitted to the above address or by request from royhorn@cnw.com.
  • Current members should submit letter of interest only.

If you have any questions please contact Chief Roy Horn at 360.466.1224 or by email at royhorn@cnw.com. Fire District 13 of Skagit County, Washington is a rural community of 8,011 full time residents located between Mount Vernon and Anacortes, Washington, and is close to hiking trails, crabbing, and water sports. Skagit County Fire District 13 was established in 1958 as an all-volunteer organization. Today, Firefighter/EMTs work shifts to cover the 71 square miles of the fire district. Working alongside each day is a Resident Volunteer. The duty crew is supplemented daily by volunteers, both in the station and responding from home. The District responded to over 3,000 calls in 2016.

The Fire District will supply the Resident Volunteer with living quarters while on duty consisting of a private bedroom in a single-story home to be shared with other on duty members. The purpose of the Resident Volunteer program is two-fold.
1. To provide continuous 24/7 emergency responders on duty to respond to calls for service in Skagit County Fire District 13 and to assist our mutual aid partners as needed.
2. To train the Resident Volunteers in all aspects of emergency services to give them an improved chance of securing full time employment in the fire or EMS fields.

(Posted 10/9)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by Clarkston Fire Department:  Clarkston Civil Service Commission is advertising to test and establish an eligibility list for Paramedic/Firefighter for the Clarkston Fire Department. There is an immediate opening/hiring.

Clarkston Fire Department provides ALS transport services for residents and visitors within Clarkston, WA, population 7,359. Clarkston sits at the confluence of the Snake River and Clearwater River, has easy access to The Blue Mountains in WA and Craig Mountains in Idaho. Clarkston’s Paramedic/Firefighters responded to 1,969 ambulance calls and 213 fire responses in 2017. Local ambulance transports are to Tri State Memorial Hospital (a Level 4 Trauma Facility and Level 2 Cardiac and Stroke facility) in Clarkston and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (a Level 3 Trauma Center and Level 2 Cardiac and Stroke Center) in Lewiston, Idaho.

Each of the three shifts are comprised of a Captain Firefighter/Paramedic and three Firefighter/Paramedic/EMTs; working 24 hour shifts in a modified Detroit schedule; the schedule provides a six consecutive day Kelly day period in each 15 day cycle. Reserve Firefighter/EMTs (part-time staff) are called upon to maintain the four person crew when full-time FF/Paramedics are gone on vacation or other type of leave. Firefighter/Paramedics are represented by IAFF Local 2299.

Full benefits are provided to full-time staff; health insurance for employee and family, vision, dental and life insurance. MERP and disability insurance are included. Typical vacation time is offered for Paramedic/Firefighter/EMTs plus 8 floating holidays a year.

The Department will hire one full-time personnel (Paramedic/Firefighter) and assign him/her to shifts as soon as practical after testing and background checks. This is an immediate hiring employment opportunity for a qualified candidate from the Civil Service list that will be established by testing October 19-20, 2018 as described on-line at www.clarkston-wa.com. Eligibility lists will be established from this testing. Two additional hiring opportunities are planned for January 1, 2019.

SALARY: Starting step $4,881, second step $5,126, and top step $5,375 per month. Applicants must be 18 years of age, read and write English, be a US citizen, have a valid driver’s license and be paramedic certified in Washington or a state that has reciprocity for EMS certification. Documentation that the candidate has passed the National Registry Paramedic testing and the candidate will be able to complete Washington certification within two months is acceptable.

Applications are available at Clarkston City Hall or online from Clarkston’s web site at www.clarkston-wa.com. Individuals with questions may phone the Civil Service Examiner at 509.758.8039. In order to qualify for placement on the eligibility list for Paramedic/Firefighter you must pass a written civil service test, a physical performance test, and an oral board interview.

Applicants are required to attach to the application (1) copy of their high school diploma or GED, (2) a copy of paramedic certification, and (3) copy of DD214, if claiming Veteran's Preference.

Completed application and the required $15 administrative fee payable to City of Clarkston must be mailed or delivered to:

Eleanor Sheldon, Chief Examiner
Clarkston Civil Service Commission
1556 10th St, Clarkston, WA 99403

Closing date is October 13, 2018 (5 pm). Applications received after 5 pm on that date will not be accepted.

(Posted 9/19)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT by South Beach Regional Fire Authority (SBRFA):  South Beach Regional Fire Authority is seeking a FIRE CHIEF who is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBRFA, responsible to the five member Board of Commissioners for the effective and legal conduct of the authority. Management skills of the ideal candidate will include strong leadership, organizational, human resource-interpersonal, budget, and financial experience. The selected candidate will manage our current and expandable combination of 11 paid staff consisting of paramedics, EMTs, fire fighters, and office administrative assistants as well as volunteer fire fighters-EMT personnel. Our motto is “Better Together”. SBRFA budget for 2018 is $2.3 million and estimated 2019 budget is $2.4 million. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and friendly work environment.

The Regional Fire Authority service area is located at the southwestern edge of Grays Harbor County including a portion of North Pacific County in Washington State. The RFA was established October 1, 2017 by a vote of the citizens to combine 4 fire districts, the City of Westport Fire Department, and an ambulance service (South Beach Fire and EMS) to provide service to the City of Westport, Ocosta, rural Westport, Grayland, North Cove-Tokeland area. Our proud professionals provide around the clock 911 emergency services to over 6,000 residents which increase to 12,000 with tourist population during the summer, logging over 1,500 responding service calls annually. The diverse service area includes harbor/marina, industrial, commercial, residential, forest, and Pacific Ocean beaches/dunes within the 42 square mile service area.

Currently, the Authority maintains 4 fire stations in its response area. Westport Station 3-1 is staffed 24 hours/day with paid Paramedic-EMT level EMS fire fighters with volunteer-fire fighters support. Three other stations at Ocosta, Grayland, and North Cove-Tokeland have fire apparatus/vehicles and ambulances staged and are volunteer supported.

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You may also view and download this information on the SBRFA's website at www.sbrfa.org.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed SBRFA application to: SBRFA, PO Box 1195 (mailing) or hand deliver to 170 W Spokane St, Westport WA 98595. Please mark the envelope “Confidential-Application Enclosed”. This position is open until filled with a first review of applications received on or before 5 pm on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Direct any questions only to Diane, Administrative Assistant, phone 360.268.9832.

(Posted 7/5)