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DuPont Fire Department - Firefighter
Last updated on October 20, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Candidates must obtain an 85% or better on the written test.
Invited candidates must complete: City application, resume, background waiver, copies of certifications including CPAT, three personal references, three professional references, and pay a $30 application fee (waived for current reserves) to DuPont FD. No postmarked applications will be accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Asst. Fire Chief at 253-964-8414.
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The City of DuPont Fire Department has served the citizens of DuPont, WA since April 12, 1951. We are responsible for Fire and EMS services to The City of DuPont’s 5.9 square miles, bordering Puget Sound coastline, and adjacent rural areas. The department serves a residential population just under 9,500 with a growing number of commercial and residential developments.
# of Staff: 13
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.
Number of Current Vacancies: Creating a List
Top Step: $6,598 per month
Medical, dental, and vision coverage. Life and disability insurance. LEOFF Retirement System. Holiday pay for shift firefighters. Vacation and sick leave. Education Reimbursement. Department-provided uniforms and safety equipment. Deferred Compensation Plans. Shift schedule is 48/96 (48 hours on duty/96 hours off duty) with 13 Kelly days/year.
DuPont Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Current CPAT or obtain prior to employment. Candidates are required to submit a certificate to DuPont Fire Department, indicating that they have passed a Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) in the last 12 months.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Must have a Washington State Drivers Lives at time of Employment offer.|
|EMT Certification||Must be a current Washington State. EMT or National Registry.|
|Prior FF Experience Required||Preferred, but not required|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||
Will consider the highest score of date range selected by Department
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
DuPont 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
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