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King County Medic One - PARAMEDIC

  • Contact Information

    King County Medic One - PARAMEDIC
    20811 84th Ave So. Suite 102
    Kent, Washington 98032
    Department Website

Agency Added: 04/10/2008 | Last updated: 01/10/2019

Community Information


Department Information

King County Medic One is a public service organization, a critical link in our regional Emergency Medical Service system, providing high quality, advanced patient care. Founded in 1976, King County Medic One paramedics are trained by the world renowned University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center / Seattle Fire Department paramedic training program.

Due to the high standards of training and education established by the Seattle training program, Seattle was called the "Best place in the world to have a heart attack", after a "60 Minutes" story in 1974. To this day, the Medic One programs throughout King County are considered models for much of the world.  

 The Medic One System is a concept of advanced medical care that was born in the early 1970s in Seattle and now covers all of King County. King County Medic One is the sole provider of 911 ALS Paramedic services for South King County, an area comprised of approximately 500 square miles and population of roughly 750,000 people. Each year, The eight 24hr all ALS Paramedic staffed units in this area provide ALS only level response to approximately 15,000 calls for service.  

King County is an equal opportunity employer.


Area Information

  • Population Size: 750,000
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must have work authorization if not a citizen. Work authorization needed at time of hire   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Upon job offer, all candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Candidate would be banned from employment if the felony conviction is job related.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Upon job offer, all candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Candidate would be banned from employment if the felony conviction is job related.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
EMT Certification EMT or Paramedic certification X  
Paramedic Certification EMT or Paramedic certification X  
Prior EMT Experience Required Minimum of 3 year’s experience as EMT or Paramedic working in a urban / rural prehospital care delivery system. Twelve consecutive months of that experience must be with one agency X  
Other King County Medic One requires candidates to complete both the FST written exam and a basic EMT test based on the “AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured – Tenth Edition”. No CPAT test is required for this position.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Once Annually.    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
AutomaticCandidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation upon offer of employment going back ten years. Any job related felony in the past ten years would ban applicant from employment.
AutomaticLess than 3 years of EMT experience, and/or less than 12 consecutive months with one agency.
AutomaticNo valid/current EMT or Paramedic Certification.
AutomaticNo valid/current Driver License.
AutomaticUnder age 18.

Current Hiring Status

King County Medic One plans on hiring up to 6 in 2019! All testing, Firefighter & EMT written exams, must be completed by March 31, 2019. Please make sure to have your personal history statement (PHS) completed and uploaded into your account by the March 31, 2019 deadline! 

All applicants must complete a separate application directly with King County!  This application will be available starting March 1, 2019 and can be found via this link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs.aspx

Salary Information

$20.67 per hour, + Overtime  (Approximately $60,000 annually during training)

$35.40 per hour, + Overtime (2448 hrs per year)  upon certification (Proposed 2019 CBA Rates) 

Benefit Information

Full family medical, dental and vision. LEOFF 2 Retirement