Firefighter Paramedic

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application

Effective immediately, we will be requiring Covid vaccination as a condition of employment for all personnel who are applying for a position within the Department.

The City of Port Angeles, Washington is recruiting qualified applicants to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for the position of Fire Fighter/Paramedic.  

The City of Port Angeles is currently looking to fill one (1) positions.   

The order of pre-employment testing to include the following: 

Successfully pass the Public Safety Testing requirements for Firefighter/Paramedic

  1. T o apply go to and complete the online application.  Please attach a letter of interest and resume. 
  2. Once your application is submitted and reviewed (see education and experience below) a City representative may contact you to begin the video conference interview process. 
  3. Once the interview process is concluded, successful applicants will be asked to complete a personal history statement, sign all applicable waivers and begin the background process.
  4. Once the background process is complete, applicants will be scheduled for a Chief's interview, psychological examination, and a pre-employment drug test and physical.
The City of Port Angeles, Washington is recruiting qualified applicants to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for the position of Fire Fighter/Paramedic. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented individual capable of providing excellent emergency medical care as well as skilled firefighter duties. This position is represented by an agreement between the City and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 656. 

The Department is a professional, progressive and innovative public safety agency working to become an integral part of the lives of the citizens it serves.  Its fundamental mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the City while providing a broad range of services designed to save life and property. 

The Department is responsible for emergency response in the areas of emergency medical, fire suppression, hazardous materials, rescue, and disaster management and planning. In 2015, staff responded to over 4,611 emergency calls for service. Port Angeles Fire Department has 25 career personnel supported by up to 24 volunteer personnel.


2022 Salary Range:  $77,194-$104,989 per year (2022 Salary Scale + Reduction of Hours Pay).

Health benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, section 125 flexible-spending accounts, life insurance, short and long-term disability, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through Washington State Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters Retirement System (LEOFF).

Hiring Information: 

Upon certification of the eligibility list, the Fire Department will receive the top five names on the list for the current vacancy, as per the Civil Services rules, to proceed with further screening as determined, which may include the Clallam County MPD paramedic testing, background check, psychological, and pre- employment drug test and medical exam. COPA is an EOE.