The Command Staff and Commissioners Court of Washington County has worked extremely hard to make Washington County a great place to work. Our goal is to be competitive in the region in regards to salary yet we also believe Public Safety Employees understand the nature of the profession when they apply. The City of Brenham and Washington County is an absolute amazing place to raise a family, start a career, and retire. Field Staff Paramedics work a 24/48 Schedule with automatic built in overtime accrual of anything over 40hrs worked in a work week.
2014 Pay Structure - PARAMEDIC @ $46,000/YR
Professional Stipend Incentive Pay (PSI)
The department with the assistance of Commissioners Court has worked extremely hard over the past 5 years to improve employee retention over the past 5 years. Numerous things have been done to help combat this issue and as of today. We have improved Field Paramedic Retention by over 109% in five years. We have improved Supervisor level retention by 170% over the same time period. The purpose of the professional stipend incentive pay is to do just that - Keep Employees at Washington County. The programs return on investment (ROI) is nearly 3-fold at the present time. PSI is based of the principles of a longevity pay, meaning its for services performed upon the completion of a given time period. Completion of a given time period is key. It is not simply a reward for tenure. Infact the PSI is for the above average employee. There are several key factors in receiving the PSI such as participation in the departments' Health & Wellness Program, a minimum of 20pts on bi-annual objective evaluation, and have no disciplinary actions over the given time period. PSI is NOT a reward for just doing your job. PSI currently available to employees: Click HERE for more information on PSI Pay.
- $2,500 -PARA II
- $1,200 -FTO
- $1,200 -Special Operations Division Specialist
- $500 -Immunizations/ Safety Seat Tech
- $500 -Land Rescue Operations
- $500 -Water Rescue Operations (must have HAZMAT)
- $500 -Tactical Paramedicine
- $500 -HAZMAT Parmedic (must be in combination with another SOD area)
- $2,500 -PARA III (ACP)
Stipend Eligibility Form