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Shoshone County Fire District #2 - Firefighter/EMT
Last updated on July 11, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 20, 2022
Testing Deadline: July 29, 2022.
Testing Deadline: No Deadline
- A written exam administered by PST is required and must have been completed after June 25, 2021 .
- Applicants must possess a valid, verifiable CPAT from a licensed CPAT provider that was conducted after June 25, 2021
- See PST’s Test & Event Calendar to register.
Other Important Information
- EMT Certification is required by date of hire
- FF1 Certification is NOT required, but preferred
- Candidate test scores will be reviewed on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.
- 2 immediate vacancies!
- Shoshone County Fire District #2 employees are required to live within 15 minutes of a manned station. The successful candidate will be required to relocate within 6 months from the date of hire, as a condition of employment.
Shoshone County Fire Protection District No. 2 (district) is located in Western Shoshone and Eastern Kootenai Counties in the Idaho panhandle. Geographically, we are located approximately 70 miles East of Spokane, Washington and 130 miles West of Missoula, Montana on the Interstate 90 corridor. Our District provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services to approximately 185 square miles in a mountainous region with an approximate population of 9,000 permanent citizens and variable seasonal citizens. The district includes four incorporated cities: ten unincorporated communities, a vast area of outlying canyons and drainages.
Shoshone County Fire Protection District #2 provides Fire, Rescue and EMS services to residents in Shoshone and Kootenai Counties. During 2021 more than 1300 calls were responded to by fire personnel. Our district operates out of four fire stations, 2 volunteer and 2 staffed 24/7 with career personnel. We have a staff of 12 career fire fighters, 21 volunteer fire fighters trained for structural and wildland firefighting, there are also 13 non-suppression auxiliary personnel that provide support to the suppression personnel.
The Fire District is contracted to Shoshone County Ambulance Service District to provide staffing for 1 full time ambulance and staffing for a second as needed. The ambulance service district responds in excess of 2000 calls per year.
The 12 career personnel work a 56 hour 48/96 shift schedule.
# of Staff: 14
Shoshone County Fire District #2 - Firefighter/EMT has 2 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is July 29, 2022.
Probationary Firefighter starting $13.12/Hour
216 Hours per pay period, 212 hours straight time, minimum 4 hours overtime
Retirement & Investment Plans:
- PERSI retirement benefits, www.persi.idaho.gov
- PERSI Choice
- III-A Blue Cross Medical Insurance
- 100% employer paid for Employee and dependents
- Vision Benefit included
- Blue Cross of Idaho
- 100% employer paid for employee and dependents
Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
- Basic life insurance, line of duty death, 100% employer paid
- Supplement life insurance available
- 10 paid holidays
- 4 vacation shifts after 1 year service
- sick leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Comprehensive program that provides counseling for work, family, personal and financial issues.
Shoshone County Fire District #2 - Firefighter/EMT Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Applicants must possess a valid, verifiable CPAT from a licensed CPAT provider that was conducted between April 8, 2021 and April 8, 2022.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Prior Experience Requirement||No|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Preferred but not required|
|Current Hiring Status||Currently have 3 openings to be filled immediately|
|Other||Shoshone County Fire District #2 employees are required to live within 15 minutes of a manned station. The successful candidate will be required to relocate within 6 months from the date of hire, as a condition of employment.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Shoshone County Fire District #2 - Firefighter/EMT 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.
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