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Entry Level or Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic; East Pierce Fire and Rescue, WA

  • National Testing Network
  • 10/08/21
  • Buckley, WA
  • 98321
  • $85,740-$114,324 / Yearly
  • Full-Time


East Pierce Fire and Rescue is currently testing for Firefighter/Paramedics. To be included on this eligibility list, you must complete your NTN testing AND application on by close of May 10, 2021.

Salary Information: $85,740-$114,324 base annual salary range per 2021 wage scale.

Benefit Information: This position is represented by IAFF Local 3520. Generous benefits include:

Medical, Dental, Vision
Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave
Deferred Compensation
Life and Disability Insurance
Educational Incentive
Tuition Reimbursement
Enrollment in the Washington State Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF) retirement system
Medical Expense Retirement Plan and VEBA
Contact Information:
Tanya Lynch
Human Resource Manager

Department Information: It is the mission of East Pierce Fire & Rescue to have exceptional people providing compassionate service and rapid response to our community's diverse needs.

The 153-square mile district delivers services to urban, suburban, and rural areas throughout Bonney Lake, Sumner, Lake Tapps, the Ridge Communities, South Prairie, Tehaleh, Edgewood and Milton. We provide fire, EMS, HazMat, technical, water and wilderness rescue to approximately 97,500 residents, along with BLS and ALS transport. We responded to 11,163 calls in 2020, and currently employ 87 Firefighter/EMTs and 53 Firefighter/PMs .

Job Requirements
Age : 21

US Citizen : Legally authorized to work in the United States and able to present documentation of such

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License : Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

College : AA/AS Degree in Fire Science preferred, not required.

Academy Certification : National Registry or WA State Paramedic certification by August 1, 2021

Additional Information : To be considered in this testing process the candidate must complete an online application at

CPAT: Successful completion of the CPAT within six months prior to the close date of May 10, 2021.

WAQ: Candidates will need to complete the Work Attitude Questionnaire (WAQ)

To be considered a Lateral FF/PM, in addition to the requirements above, the candidate must:

Be a member in good standing with a minimum of one (1) year field experience as a full-time career firefighter/paramedic by date of application (must have been employed within the last 6 months)
Current Washington State or National Registry EMT-P certification
Graduated from a CAAHEP accredited Paramedic Program. Visit for a list of the accredited programs
IFSAC Firefighter I and II certifications
Must meet all minimum physical, medical, and suitability standards for firefighter
Ability to complete a 12-month probationary period

Candidates receiving conditional offers of employment must:

Pass a medical exam and drug screening

Pass a psychological exam

Pass a background investigation and criminal record check

If you are seeking Veteran's Preference, you must provide East Pierce Fire & Rescue with your DD214 by the close of the testing period.
More Information : For more information about the department, position, and testing process visit our website at

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