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Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44

  • Contact Information

    Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44
    32316 148th Ave SE
    Auburn, Washington 98092
    Phone: 253.735.0284
    Department Website

Agency Added: 12/18/2012 | Last updated: 06/06/2018

Community Information

Formed January 6, 1953, Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44 protects a population of about 32,000 people residing in 70 square miles of south King County. Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44 has an assessed value of 1.8 billion dollars. Our current operating budget is approximately 4 million. Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44 provides services to the City of Black Diamond and the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. Pacific Raceways, the Muckleshoot Amphitheater and the Washington National Golf Course are among the prominent attractions in Mountain View Fire and Rescue District #44. We respond to approximately 2,000 alarms each year (60-70% are medical related calls).

Department Information

Mountain View Fire and Rescue (formerly District #44) is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners elected at-large from among the District residents. Fire District 44 is a combination career/volunteer department led by Fire Chief Greg Smith. The 23 career personnel comprised of 1 Assistant Chief, 4 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 1 Division Assistant, and 11 Line Fire Fighters are represented by IAFF Local 3186. The district has approximately 80 volunteers. The district operates out of eight (8) fire stations, deploying 10 structure fire apparatus, 3 wild land brush trucks, two 2000-gallon water tenders, 1 medium and 1 light rescue vehicle, 4 aid vehicles and various support vehicles. Two specialty units operating at Mountain View are the Swift Water Rescue Team and the South Puget Sound Regional Hand Team for wild land firefighting.

Area Information

  • Population: 32,000
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements LEOFF Physical   X
EMT Certification Washington State X  
Other Must complete agency application from web site prior to oral board interview.

Must have completed Personal History Statement on file with PST at time of Oral Board..

Must pass LEOFF physical and drug screen at the time of hire.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
CPAT Applicants must complete the PST CPAT within 6 months of their written test date.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 On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
PotentialDriving Records that indicate a pattern of infractions will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may be forwarded to our insurance provider to confirm compliance with policy requirements.
PotentialDriving background checks through the Washington State Patrol shall be conducted for each member as outlined in this policy for driving every 3 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticMust successfully pass the department's medical physical exam which includes a drug screen.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticConvicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialConvictions within the last seven years involving a threat of violence, a crime against person, a crime against property, a crime involving illegal drugs, or a crime that goes to an individual’s honesty or integrity will be reviewed on a case-by- case basis.
PotentialBackground checks shall be conducted prior to employment or volunteering as a Firefighter/EMT and/or any person who may or will drive any District vehicle shall have as a minimum driving records checked through the Washington State Patrol going back at least 3 years.
PotentialCriminal background checks through the Washington State Patrol shall be conducted for each member as outlined in this policy shall be conducted every 5 years.
AutomaticAny member of the Department who has been convicted of Driving, Criminal or Drug charges as outlines in this policy, shall report such conviction to the Fire Chief.
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

Current Vacancies: 0

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 "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

Annual base wages range from $58,716 for the Probationary Firefighter to $81,891 for First Class Firefighters. Ongoing contract negotiations will result in changes to the present bargaining agreement.

Benefit Information

Salaries and benefits include vacation, sick leave, LEOFF II retirement, medical dental and vision benefits and voluntary participation in the state Deferred Compensation Plan.