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REGIONAL FIRE RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM

Information

Maintaining a Consortium applicant list. Each department will obtain names from the consortium list for further testing/processing such as an oral board, background investigation, further testing, etc. Each agency will then establish their own eligibility list. The written testing fee for these three (3) departments is $54. **Please click on the agency names below for information on each agency**

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age Be 18 - 21 years old depending on agency X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or the ability to work legally in the United States X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Be able to pass a background investigation, medical exam, and a drug and alcohol test X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Be able to pass a background investigation, medical exam, and a drug and alcohol test X  
Other Please review each individual profile for the departments included in the REGIONAL FIRE RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM (Eastside Fire & Rescue, Kirkland, Mercer Island) from the Agency Listings Page. X  
CPAT Your CPAT must be completed with Public Safety Testing to be valid, CPAT certifications from other fire departments or testing centers will not be accepted.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Quarterly    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Other
PotentialPlease review each individual profile for the departments included in the REGIONAL FIRE RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM (Eastside Fire & Rescue, Kirkland, Mercer Island)

Eastside Fire & Rescue

  • Contact Information

    Eastside Fire & Rescue
    175 Newport Way NW
    Issaquah, Washington 98027
    Phone: 425.313.3249
    Department Website

Agency Added: 12/19/2002 | Last updated: 07/30/2018

Community Information

See EF&R Website. http://www.eastsidefire-rescue.org

Department Information

Eastside Fire & Rescue is a consolidated agency covering 190 square miles while serving King County Fire Districts 10 and 38, and the cities of Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend, and Carnation. The Agency provides a full range of services including fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 100,000+
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or have the ability to legally work in the U.S. by the time of application. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Must successfully pass criminal background check according to department policy.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Must successfully pass criminal background check according to department policy.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass medical physical.   X
EMT Certification This is NOT required at time of exam for Regional Fire Recruitment Consortium.    
Firefighter 1 Certification No    
Prior FF Experience Required Previous FF experience is NOT required.    
Other Veterans’ preference points shall be awarded per RCW 41.04.010.
X  
CPAT Your CPAT must be completed with Public Safety Testing to be valid, CPAT certifications from other fire departments or testing centers will not be accepted.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Quarterly (March, June, September, December)    

Current Hiring Status

Our 2018 entry-level recruitment is now closed. Watch for future recruitments to be posted on the Eastside Fire & Rescue website: http://www.eastsidefire-rescue.org
 

Salary Information

2018 4th Class FF Wage: $5,445.06/mo.

Benefit Information

Includes (but not limited to) medical/dental/vision coverage for the employee and dependents; Health Reimbursement Arrangement; 457 deferred compensation program; tuition reimbursement; education incentive pay; bereavement leave; vacation leave.

Kirkland Fire Department

  • ** Note:     Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2018.     The Department anticipates interviewing two hundred applicants, based upon written test score.


    In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the written and CPAT tests by March 12, 2018.

     

    Kirkland uses "continuous testing" to periodically establish/update the Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list.   

    Under Kirkland's Civil Service system, only the top-scoring applicants on the written test will be invited to interview for the Firefighter position.

     

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for this agency, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!


  • Contact Information

    Kirkland Fire Department
    123 Fifth Avenue
    Kirkland, Washington 98033
    Phone: 425.587.3000
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/19/2012 | Last updated: 02/13/2018

Community Information

Kirkland, incorporated in 1905, is on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. With Bellevue and Redmond and Seattle just minutes away, Kirkland provides easy access to urban areas while still maintaining a suburban feel. City now has a population of approximately 81,000 and is the 12th largest city in Washington. Kirkland covers 18 square miles and has nearly 10 miles of shoreline.

THE CITY OF KIRKLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Department Information

See City Website.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 80,836
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
  • Important Information

    ** Note:     Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2018.     The Department anticipates interviewing two hundred applicants, based upon written test score.


    In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the written and CPAT tests by March 12, 2018.

     

    Kirkland uses "continuous testing" to periodically establish/update the Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list.   

    Under Kirkland's Civil Service system, only the top-scoring applicants on the written test will be invited to interview for the Firefighter position.

     

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for this agency, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 19   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or have the ability to legally work in the U.S. by the time of application. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Within medical standards. X  
Other Ability to maintain and uphold values and norms of Fire Department.
Employees are our most valued resource.
Customer service - both to our internal and external customers is essential.
We value mutual respect.
We are committed to an environment that fosters change.
We encourage positive communications in all forms.
We believe active participation in decision making strengthens our investment in the organization.
Leaders involve, inform, inspire, and support.
We believe in effective teamwork.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Quarterly    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
PotentialAdult and juvenile felony/misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Current Hiring Status

Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2018. The Department anticipates interviewing two hundred applications, based upon written test score.

In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the written and CPAT tests by March 12, 2018.

Salary Information

$5,987 - $8,091/month (2018 rates)  

 

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision, Life Insurance, LEOFF Retirement, Deferred Comp Plans, Sick/Vacation/Holiday Pay

Mercer Island Fire Department

  • Contact Information

    Mercer Island Fire Department
    3030 78th Ave SE
    Mercer Island, Washington 98040
    Phone: 206.275.7607
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/19/2012 | Last updated: 07/12/2017

Community Information

Mercer Island is a unique community that offers serene neighborhoods and a healthy business district. It is approximately 6.2 square miles, and has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. It is situated on Lake Washington, east of Seattle and west of Bellevue. There is a strong sense of community between the City employees and the residents.

Department Information

The Fire Department provides numerous services to the community, including:
*Fire Prevention Services, *Emergency Preparedness, *Emergency EMS Services, *Fire Suppression Services, *Rescue Services, *Public Education Services, and *Blood Pressure Readings.
Additionally, the Mercer Island Fire Department is a participant in the King County Fire Resources Plan - a system for sharing resources between jurisdictions. Mercer Island also has several mutual aid contracts with surrounding agencies.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 23,000
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 and 20/30 in lesser eye.   X
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores Quarterly    

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies:  None at this time.

Minimum requirements are 90 college credits or an AA degree.

Salary Information

2017 Starting Wage:
$69,731.52 (including longevity)

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance & Deferred Compensation match of 6.73%.