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Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Contact Information

    Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic
    238 N. Olympic Avenue
    Arlington, Washington 98223
    Phone: 360-403-3600
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/31/2015 | Last updated: 10/10/2017

Community Information

Arlington is a growing community that is located approximately 20 miles north of Everett and along the I-5 corridor in North Snohomish County. The City serves a population of over 18,000 and is primarily suburban and rural residential with supporting retail and commercial enterprises. Light industrial and manufacturing business are located in the central portions of the City around the City-owned Arlington Airport. Arlington is home to the popular event the Arlington Fly-In every July as well as having access to the Stillaguamish River, Centennial Trail, and many other parks and outdoor activities.

Department Information

The Arlington Fire Department was founded in 1905 as a Volunteer Department. The first full time paid firefighter was hired in 1989. The department consists of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Administrative Specialist, 6 Captains, 10 Paramedics, 11 Firefighter/EMT's, and approximately 25 Part Paid/Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's. The Department responded to 5,374 calls for service in 2016 with 70% of those being EMS related.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 18,270 as of 2013
  • County: Snohomish

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 Ability to pass LEOFF physical.    
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes X  
Paramedic Certification Yes X  
Current Hiring Status Test results are kept on file and valid until their expiration date. Oral boards are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates scheduled for Chief's interview; background investigation and medical and psychological examinations.
Number of Current Vacancies: 1
X  
Other This agency does not allow out of state testing.    
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 On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

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
Driving
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Employment
Automatic1 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
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

Test results are kept on file and valid until their expiration date. Oral boards are scheduled when the current eligibility list expires. Candidates must pass oral board with 70% or higher.  Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates scheduled for Chief's interview; background investigation and medical and psychological examinations. 


Positions available:  0

Salary Information

$5,689 - 7,586/mo.

Benefit Information

Vacation accrual of 8-20 hours per month (increasing with longevity)
Sick leave accrual of 12 hours per month.
Longevity pay: 1%-3% per month (beginning after 5 years of service)
Education incentive pay: 2%-6% per month (depending on degree)
48/96 schedule
15 Kelly days per year.
Uniforms and equipment provided by Employer
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, MERP