Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List

Opens May 17, 2021. Closes June 18, 2021 at 5pm
FF/Paramedic Entry Level $6,114.43
FF/Paramedic Lateral $6,114.43-$8,492.26


An eligibility list 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, 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 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 100% medical, dental and vision health insurance programs for employees and dependents. Employees receive vacation, sick leave, holiday leave, 13 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; or one (1) year of combined experience and education; or an Associate’s 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.
  • 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 Firefighter 2 Certification.
  • IFSAC Instructor 1 Certification.
  • Firefighting experience within the last 2 years
  • Current NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2 Red Card Certification.
  • Current On-Going Training and Evaluation Program (OTEP) Instructor/Evaluator.
  • AA/AS or greater degree
  • Current FD3 Volunteer
  • Lead Paramedic

Applicants will be given percentage points for each desired credential submitted.

Lateral Step Qualifications

  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  
  2. Fourth Class (One year of career service)
    1. Fourth Class Examination with supervisor recommendation
    2. IFSAC FFI certification
    3. EVIP (Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention) Certification
    4. Emergency response Engine and Squad
    5. NWCG Wildland FF2
  3. Third Class (Two years of career service)
    1. Third Class Examination with supervisor recommendation
    2. Annual hose test
    3. IFSAC FFII Certification
    4. IFSAC Fire Instructor I
  4. Second Class (Three years of career service)
    1. Second Class Examination with supervisor recommendation
    2. Annual Pump Test
    3. Pumps, Hydraulics
  5. First Class (Four years of career service)
    1. First Class Examination with supervisor recommendation
    2. Incident Tactical Management
    3. Response Policy, Administrative Guides, and District Policies
    4. Basic Supervisory Skills
  6. Acting Captain
    1. First Class Firefighter
    2. Blue Card Certification
    3. Successfully pass promotional interview and resume’ evaluation
    4. Desired – IFSAC Fire Officer 1 Certification
    5. Desired – Actively pursuing (enroll and pass at least 2 classes per year with a minimum of 2.5 GPA) in a degree in Fire Protection or approved degree.


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 website at:


Completed applications must arrive at 

Fire District 3 via mail or hand delivery

by 5 p.m. June 18, 2021


When a vacancy for a Firefighter Paramedic 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; 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 list.

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.  Exact cash or check 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.

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