Career positions

Testing for entry firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic is closed

Testing for entry level positions are currantly closed. Please check back here in the future for when the testing is open.

Recruitment for Lateral Entry firefighter/paramedics is closed

Grays Harbor Fire District #2 has an ongoing recruitment for Lateral entry FF/PM’s. If interested call station 2-1 for further information.

Application: Lateral and Entry level firefighter/paramedics or Firefighter/EMT

Download application: D2-application

Application requirements

  • Complete Department Application
  • Resume
  • Proof of current CPAT
  • Proof of current Washington State EMT or Paramedic Certification, or current National Registry with ability to obtain Washington State Certification
  • For Paramedics, 1 year experience required, or has precepted with a Grays Harbor County ALS agency, or given exemption from the Fire Chief
  • IFSAC FF1 (preferred but not required for paramedics)
  • Other IFSAC Certifications if applicable (not required)
  • Copy of your Driver’s License
  • Copy of the Background Check and Drivers Abstract forms
  • Proof of COVID vaccination is required; However exemptions for medical conditions or sincerely-held religious beliefs may be considered on a case-by-case basis, and accommodations of those exemptions cannot be guaranteed.

 

Lateral testing process

 

Position opening and closing dates

Lateral applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Notification of interview/skills testing

The date of our interview and skills lab is dependant on if we are doing an in house test or contracting with an outside agency. After your application is processed we will contact you with a date for the next step.

Oral Board/Skills testing

The interview process will consist of multiple questions to gauge the applicants qualifications for the position. For paramedics the interview will also consist of serveral medical scenarios. A skills lab may be included.

Physical agility test

GHFD #2 uses the CPAT (canadite physical agility test). The applicant may be scheduled or required to produce a valid card. Valid CPAT cards are for any test completed within 1 year of passing the CPAT.

Chiefs interview

Those passing the oral interview and moved on in the process will be scheduled to have an interview with Fire Chief.

Eligibility list

A ranked eligibility list will be sent out to the participants of the entry level exam. And posted above.

Entry level testing process

 

Position opening and closing dates

Our opening and closing dates will be listed here along with a link for our application.

Notification of written test

The date of our written test is dependant on if we are doing an in house test or contracting with an outside agency. 

Written Test

Our in house tests can consist of general knowledge, IFSTA firefighter 1 or both. Minimum passing score is 70%

Physical agility test

GHFD #2 uses the CPAT (canadite physical agility test). The applicant may be scheduled or required to produce a valid card. Valid CPAT cards are for any test completed within 1 year of passing the CPAT.

Oral Board Interview

The interview process will consist of multiple questions to gage the applicants qualifications for the position. For paramedics the interview will also consist of serveral medical scenarios. A skills lab may be included.

Chiefs interview

Those passing the oral interview and moved on in the process will be scheduled to have an interview with Fire Chief.

Eligibility list

A ranked eligibility list will be sent out to the participants of the entry level exam. And posted above.

IAFF #4258

 

Our career firefighters are proud Union members with 100% Opt-in with the International Association of Firefighters Local 4258. Working under a collective bargaining agreement with the fire district our local members recieve benefits that include, LEOFF pension retirement, PPO 100 medical with an HRA for out of pocket expenses, dental and vision coverage including spouse and dependents, generious vacation accruals, Medical Expense Reimbursement Program (MERP) coverage, 48/96 work schedule and more.