Firefighter Position

Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter



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Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on October 05, 2019

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, Executive Analyst, 6 Captains, 11 Paramedics, 11 Firefighter/EMT's, and approximately 15 Part Paid/Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's. The Department responded to approximately 5,500 calls for service in 2017 with 70% of those being EMS related.

Area Information

County: Snohomish
Population: 18,270 as of 2013
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Test results are kept on file and valid until their expiration date. Candidates with an 80% or higher may be selected for oral board interviews which 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.  Chief's top candidate may be offered a conditional job offer pending background investigation, medical and psychological examinations.

We have no vacancies at this time.

Salary Information

$5,079 - 6,773 /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

Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Ability to pass LEOFF physical
EMT Certification Yes
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes
Prior FF Experience Required 1 year volunteer experience in Municipal Fire Department or Fire District.
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.
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

Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic 1 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter

238 N. Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223 Snohomish County


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