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Colfax Fire Department - Firefighter
Last updated on September 17, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Colfax is the County seat of Whitman County, and is located about 14 miles north of Pullman / WSU and 60 miles south of Spokane on highway 195. Colfax is an agriculture community, in an area of rolling hills with dryland hillside wheat, barley and legume farming. Colfax has agriculture business and manufacturing, a retail business district, government offices and service firms of accountants and lawyers. Colfax is home to impressive rural health care services, centered on Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, a large doctors clinic, nursing home, assisted living facilities and a congregate care facility. Through the Hospital and clinic, a wide range of medical specialists serves the area. Colfax enjoys a minimal rate of violent crime, and low rates of serious crime and drug problems. The community still has an air of country life and trust. The Police Department's goal is to keep that feeling among the citizens while dealing with the crime and problems of modern society. The school system is considered to be excellent, and there are many houses and building lots available to new residents.
Fulltime - 24 hour rotating shifts. The department has one Fire Chief and two full time firefighters. Works closely with the Volunteer Fire Department for trainings and calls.
# of Staff:
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
$3,086 - $4,278 DOE with performance based raises range 0%-4%.
Health (for self and spouse OR dependents); vision & dental for family.
Colfax Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT
Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Corrected 20/20|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||IFSAC FF-1|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Colfax 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.
Colfax Fire Department - Firefighter
Colfax, WA 99111 Whitman County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT
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