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Mukilteo Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC

  • Contact Information

    Mukilteo Fire Department - FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC
    10400 47th Pl W
    Mukilteo, Washington 98275
    Phone: (425) 263-8003 / personnel@ci.mukilteo.wa.us
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/16/2004 | Last updated: 05/16/2018

Community Information

Mukilteo is a predominately residential community of 6.3 square miles located 27 miles north of Seattle and adjacent to the City of Everett, and Puget Sound. We are bound by water on the north and west and by Paine Field Airport on the east. Paine Field Airport is a general aviation airport and home to the Boeing Company's Everett Commercial Aircraft Facility. Mukilteo is the home to the historic 1906 Mukilteo Light Station and has amenities including quaint shopping areas, restaurants, financial institutions and several parks and open spaces for recreational opportunities.

Department Information

Fire department with 24 full-time career members assigned to 24-hour shifts, a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, and a Training Captain operating out of two stations. The department responds to over 2,000 incidents a year, 58% of which are emergency medical calls. The department provides basic and advanced life support services, fire suppression, fire safety inspections, fire prevention education and other community services. It also plans and conducts all fire safety training and develops long-term fire safety plans and programs.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 20,360
  • 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 Current state driver license required. Valid Washington State Driver's License required by time of hire. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions in the previous ten years for a crime directly related to the position of employment. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Ability to pass the LEOFF II medical physical.   X
College Requirement AA/AS degree in Fire Science or Fire Protection Technology preferred. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Entry Candidates: Minimum of two years’ experience as an EMT-P working in an urban/rural prehospital care delivery system. Twelve consecutive months of that experience must be with one agency. Additional years of experience preferred.

Minimum of two years’ experience as a firefighter working in a volunteer, part-time or full-time position in a fire department or fire district. Twelve consecutive months of that experience must be with one agency. Additional years of experience preferred.

EMT Certification Current Washington State EMT-P certification, current ACLS certification. X  
Paramedic Certification EMP-P, ACLS certification, PALS certification. X  
Other To be considered, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident. Lawful permanent residents are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the United States. All candidates selected for employment with the City of Mukilteo will be required per law to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.

This agency allows out of state testing.
CPAT Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administered by Public Safety Testing within twelve months of oral board 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.)
AutomaticSuspension of driver’s license within the past 5 years.
Automatic4 or more moving violations in the past 3 years.
PotentialDriving records will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
AutomaticUse of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within the past 10 years.
AutomaticSale, growth/manufacturing of illegal drugs.
AutomaticIllegal sale of marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticAny use by injection of amphetamines/ methamphetamines.
AutomaticUse of cocaine over five times regardless of time frame.
AutomaticUse of non-prescribed oral or injectable steroids over five sequences/cycles within the last 2 years.
AutomaticUse of marijuana or hashish over 15 times.
AutomaticUse of amphetamines/ methamphetamines over 5 times.
AutomaticAny use of crack cocaine.
AutomaticAny use of free-based cocaine/paste.
Potential***Above are some automatic disqualifiers, however the list is not all inclusive. All previous drug history information will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine suitability.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAdult felony convictions in the previous 10 years for a crime directly related to the position of employment.
AutomaticAdult misdemeanor convictions in the previous 5 years for a crime directly related to the position of employment.
AutomaticReceived a bad conduct discharge from the United States Armed Forces.
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any public safety (fire, EMS, law enforcement, corrections, dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: criminal activity or dishonesty.
AutomaticIntentional deception, misrepresentation, or lies during any stage of the hiring process, including the background investigation.
AutomaticFalsified application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process.
AutomaticSignificant history of disciplinary or corrective action, including being late to work, abuse of unscheduled leave, or insubordination.
Automatic1 or more terminations or resignations in lieu of discharge.
PotentialHas been dismissed or has resigned in lieu of discharge from any position, public or private, for any cause which would be a cause for dismissal from City service or has an unsatisfactory record of employment.
PotentialEmployment history will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticHistory of behavior demonstrating anger control problems, including pattern of fighting (physical or verbal).
AutomaticDiscriminatory action, including sexual harassment.
AutomaticPrejudice or bigotry toward a class of people.
PotentialHas made any relevant false statements or had attempted any deception or fraud in connection with any Civil Service Examination or hiring process.
PotentialFails to satisfactorily complete any portion of the background investigation as required.
PotentialDoes not meet the requirements set forth in these rules or in the bulletin announcing this examination.
PotentialIs physically or mentally unfit to perform the duties of the position sought.
PotentialPLEASE NOTE: If you have any question or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the HR Manager at 425-263-8003.

Current Hiring Status

We currently have two Fire Fighter/Paramedic vacancies.  Vacancies are filled according to Civil Service Rules with the top three candidates forwarded to the Chief for consideration. All applications will be reviewed and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant’s skills, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on a Civil Service eligibility list. 

Salary Information

2018 salary range for firefighter position: $5,637.01 – $7,052.99 per month plus additional paramedic, longevity and education pay:

Paramedic incentive:

8% incentive at time of hire, increasing to 10% after completing probation.

Education incentive:

2% for AA Degree

4% for BA Degree or higher

Longevity pay:

Completion of 5 years of service: 1%

Completion of 10 years of service: 2%

Completion of 15 years of service: 3%

Completion of 20 years of service: 4%

Benefit Information

The City pays 100% of the medical premium for employee and 90% for dependents. The City pays 100% of the dental and vision insurance premiums for employee and dependents. Additional benefits include life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, LEOFF II retirement plan, deferred compensation plans, educational incentives, and Tuition Reimbursement.