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The City of Everett is accepting applications on an open/continuous basis for the civil service examination for Firefighter/Paramedic.  All vacancies in this job class will be filled from the ranked Civil Service register established from the examination process until the register expires in 12 months or is depleted.

The work involves general firefighting duties, including combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, as well as paramedic level emergency medical care in accordance to the Snohomish County Prehospital Treatment Guidelines, Protocols and Procedures.

The primary responsibilities depend upon current assignment, but they will involve the protection of life and property through fire suppression and EMS activities. It will include emergency medical response, identification and treatment of life-threatening illness or injury performed in strict accordance with Snohomish County Protocols.  The work requires performance of hazardous or stressful tasks under emergency conditions that may involve strenuous exertion under difficult circumstances.  Employees in this classification are required to apply both special firefighting skills and technical paramedical skills acquired by work experience and specialized training/certification programs.  A substantial amount of time is spent training, performing inspections and maintaining of stations and equipment. Field performance reviews are required.



OPTION 1 (2 years as paid firefighter and 1 year as a paramedic)

24 months full-time, paid, continuous service as a firefighter and 12 concurrent months of service as a State of Washington certified paramedic, NREMT-P, or NRP. Most recent employment as a firefighter/paramedic within the 12 months preceding the close of application filing period. Must possess IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter I certification.


OPTION 2 (2 years as paid paramedic plus Firefighter 1 certification)

24 months full-time, paid, continuous service as a State of Washington certified  paramedic, NREMT-P, or NRP  Most recent employment as a paramedic, NREMT-P, or NRP must have been within the 12 months preceding the close of application filing period. Must possess IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter I Certification.

All candidates must have:

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain and maintain for the duration of employment, a valid, unrestricted Washington State Driver License.
  • Attainment of the age of 21 years.
  • Possession of a current CPAT prior to background and hire.
  • Successful completion and maintenance of Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention (EVIP) qualifications for the duration of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship or a lawful permanent resident.
  • Submission to thorough background checks including, psychological, physical, and medical checks; an employment reference check; and verification of all applicable certifications. 


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Next Review Date August 31, 2022

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