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Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic
Last updated on October 05, 2019
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.
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.
Population: 18,270 as of 2013
# of Staff:
Test results are kept on file and valid until their expiration date. Oral boards are scheduled when the current eligibility list expires. Candidates must pass oral board with 70% or higher. 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.
$5,860 - $7,814/mo.
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)
15 Kelly days per year.
Uniforms and equipment provided by Employer
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, MERP
Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Yes|
|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.
Number of Current Vacancies: 1
|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 Paramedic 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.