Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry-Level & Lateral Positions)
Company: South County Fire
Posted on: October 18, 2020
Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic Salary $81,325.32 - $98,446.44
Location Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 00054
Closing 10/20/2020 4:00 PM Pacific
Lateral Firefighter Paramedic Salary $89,885.88 - $98,446.44
Location Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 00056
Closing 10/20/2020 4:00 PM Pacific
South County Fire in Everett, WA is currently recruiting for both
an Entry Level and Lateral Firefighter Paramedic.
Core Values: All employees of South County Fire are expected to
hold themselves accountable for upholding and demonstrating our
core values at all times: Integrity, Humility, Compassion, Family
Summary: This company-level position is a skilled paraprofessional
who provides emergency and non-emergency Advanced Life Support
(ALS) services to the sick and injured outside of a hospital
setting and under the direction of the County Medical Director. The
Firefighter Paramedic (PM) also performs emergency and
non-emergency services including fire suppression, execution of
training drills, inspection and maintenance of fire equipment and
high value apparatus, safety, and enhancing morale through
leadership by example. Individual may be provisionally appointed as
acting Captain, as required, when minimum time in grade and
requirements are fulfilled. The Firefighter-PM shall report to and
is responsible to the Captain, who will evaluate performance.
Optimum performance is achieved based on the Firefighter-PM's
ability to adequately perform all facets of the job duties and
responsibilities. The shift Firefighter-PM shall work an assigned
shift schedule in accordance with the collective bargaining
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates in training activities, pre-fire planning,
inspections, and other company programs that enhance a high state
of readiness to respond to all emergency situations. Participation
in specialized areas of fire service responsibility such as
hazardous materials training, facility and equipment maintenance,
and rescue techniques and capability is also required.
- Communicates with a culturally diverse community in a tactful
and effective manner under emergency stress or
property-/life-threatening situations.This may involve managing
individuals in a highly agitated state.
- Rides in and/or drives department apparatus, as required.
- Attends all meetings and training sessions, as required by
local, state, and contractual requirements.
- Delivers/administers ALS medical treatment and transportation
to injured and ill patients in accordance with local, state, and
nationally recognized standards.
- Transports patients to the emergency vehicle and delivers
patients to the appropriate medical facility.
- Performs fire suppression activities and tasks including pump
operations, ladder operations, salvage duties, raising and climbing
ladders, removing persons from danger; uses chemical extinguishing
agents and other tools and equipment as required.
- Assists in extricating trapped victims or moving obstacles in
order to obtain access to patients.
- Participates in meetings, committees, outside organizations,
programs, and projects as assigned.
- Pursues on-going career development and educational advancement
to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to
- May act as Captain as needed if qualified.
- Performs other special projects and work as assigned.
- Modern firefighting principles, practices, techniques,
equipment and procedures and EMS.
- Geographical area of service.
- Operation and maintenance procedures of fire department
apparatus and equipment.
- South County EMS protocols, procedures and checklists.
- Departmental standard operating procedures.
- Rescue and hazardous materials response procedures.
- Training methods, procedures and material resources. Skills and
- Perform all duties of a firefighter.
- Perform as a Paramedic in Snohomish County.
- Carry out special and general assignments.
- Perform as a pump operator and/or ladder company operator.
- Adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action during
emergency operations with due regard to surrounding hazards,
circumstances and safety.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
personnel and the public.
- Demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance.
- Follow written and verbal directions and complete assigned
tasks on schedule.
- Read, write and communicate in English and understand basic
- Maintain good physical conditioning and have the ability to
carry out physically demanding tasks under dangerous and stressful
- Interact effectively with individuals and groups to achieve
cooperation and support of departmental services, goals and
- Demonstrate proficiency in South County Fire software programs,
including Microsoft Office applications and other programs as
- Operate all fire-based apparatus and equipment, hazardous
materials equipment, rescue equipment and ALS EMS equipment.
- Maintain and project a calm, informational and persuasive
demeanor in stressful situations.
- Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
- Effectively handle frequently changing priorities.
- Maintain confidential information as appropriate. Education and
Experience: As outlined in the current applicable Collective
Physical Demands: Must maintain physical condition, ability,
agility and stamina to act in emergency, heavy physical labor,
life-threatening, fire, accident and disaster situations. Must be
able to climb and descend ladders, crawl into tight confined
spaces, lift and carry heavy objects in excess of 150 pounds, bend
at the waist, kneel, crouch, crawl, and stoop, sit, stand, walk for
extended periods of time and reach overhead. Individual must
possess acceptable auditory and visual senses to meet the
requirements of the position. Individual must be dexterous with
their hands and fingers to operate various emergency tools and
equipment and psychologically able to function within reduced
visibility and restricted environments. Individual is required to
wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective
equipment weighing up to 60+ pounds and be able to pull hose to
suppress fires and use ropes and pulleys to rescue victims.
Working Conditions: This position requires individual to work in
adverse weather conditions, and work in indoor and outdoor
environments, and at heights and below grade. Individual will be
exposed to cold, heat, fire, smoke, high-decibel noise, falling
debris, toxic material, blood and blood-borne pathogens. Individual
will work around and with machinery having moving parts, traffic
hazards, and will drive and operate a variety of vehicles to
conduct work. Individual must be able to operate a computer,
related software, printer, fax machine, copier, telephone, pager,
EMS and fire equipment, radio and other electronic communication
devices. Individual may be required to travel to meetings, seminars
The statements contained herein reflect general details as
necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the
level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of
responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive
listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties
as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover
absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to
balance the workload. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract
for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the
The following requirements must be met and you must attach the
required documents to the electronic application or you will not
move forward in the hiring process.
- Must be at least 18 years old at time of application.
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Valid driver's license.
- National Registry or Washington State certified.
- For Lateral Position: Must have at least 1 year experience as a
current full-time career Firefighter Paramedic.
- Graduate of a Committee on Accreditation of Educational
Programs (CoAEMSP) accredited Paramedic Program and qualify for
Washington State reciprocity.
- South County Fire is a tobacco-free, drug-free and alcohol-free
- Participation in the Respiratory Protection Program. Required
- Copy of current NREMT Paramedic or Washington State Paramedic
- Must provide by the close of application period; CPAT
verification from National Testing Network, Public Safety Testing
or any IAFC/IAFF licensed CPAT completed within the past 12 months.
- IFSAC Firefighter I and II certification.
- IFSAC HazMat Operations certificate.
- Residency within South County Fire service area. recblid
Keywords: South County Fire, Everett , Firefighter/Paramedic (Entry-Level & Lateral Positions), Healthcare , Everett, Washington
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