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Spokane County Fire District #9 - Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Contact Information

    Spokane County Fire District #9 - Firefighter/Paramedic
    3801 E. Farwell Rd
    Mead, Washington 99021
    Phone: (509) 466-4602
    Department Website

Agency Added: 10/04/2018 | Last updated: 01/02/2019

Community Information

Spokane County Fire District #9 borders the City of Spokane and City of Spokane Valley to the north. Numerous communities exist within the District’s service area. The Spokane Metro area is experiencing increased population and economic growth. A major revitalization of the Downtown core has been occurring over many years. A diverse offering of food, cultural events and leisure activities exist throughout the area. Numerous state parks, national forests and other recreation opportunities are within a short drive of the community.

Department Information

Spokane County Fire District 9 is located in suburban north Spokane County and provides full service fire protection, prevention and emergency medical services to approximately 45,000 residents over a 122 square mile area. The District is a combination career/volunteer department with a total of 72 career personnel and 70 volunteer personnel operating from nine fire stations. Within this service area is a wide range of land uses, including: residences, schools, rural forested lands, railways, industrial properties and dams.

Area Information

  • County: Spokane.
  • Population: 45,000 (Fire District 9) 556,634 (est. Spokane metropolitan area)
  • # of Staff: 72

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Candidate must be able to provide documentation as required by the Federal Government that proves their legal right to work in the United States (Form I-9).   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid driver's license, with privilege to drive in the State of Washington.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical with a District designated healthcare professional.   X
Paramedic Certification Washington State Paramedic Certification   X
Current Hiring Status The District currently has vacancies that will be filled in 2019.    
Other This agency does not allow out of state testing.    
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 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
Automatic1 or more revocations in the last 3 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 year(s).
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s).
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 1 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
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.
AutomaticOne or more terminations.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

The District currently has vacancies that will be filled in 2019.

Salary Information

Firefighter/Paramedic: $68,534 to $93,608 annually (2018 wages).

Benefit Information

An excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance.