Firefighter Position

Everett Fire Department - Firefighter



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Everett Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on September 17, 2020
PST Partner Agency since July 18, 2017

Vacancies: 6

Important Information

We will post additional information here and on the City's website when a recruitment cycle will begin. We anticipate opening a recruitment drive beginning Summer/Fall 2020. Vacancies will be updated at a later date.  


Interested candidates must complete the written examination and CPAT via Public Safety Testing in order to be considered for this round of hiring.  Candidates will be contacted via email once when the filing window closes and will be informed about the next steps in the process.  

After the written exam, weighted 20% (pass score 70.00 and above), is completed, a limited number of the top-qualifying applicants will be invited an oral panel evaluation weighted 80%.

Candidates must successfully complete (Pass) the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within the six months prior to the closing date.  


•The examination process is designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

•Successful candidates shall be subject to an extensive background to include a Washington State Patrol background inquiry pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.  

•Hiring offers are contingent upon successful completion of a CPAT, LEOFF medical evaluation, and medical history review, which includes drug testing, and a psychological evaluation is a condition of employment; employment reference check and verification of all applicable certifications.

•Applicants claiming veterans’ preference points in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 as amended and meeting eligibility criteria must submit form DD214 or other official military separation documentation that clearly indicates an honorable discharge from military service on or before the date filing closes.

•This job classification is represented by the Everett Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 46.

Community Information

Everett is the largest city in Snohomish County, as well as the economic, financial, governmental, medical, communication and cultural center of the County. The current population is approximately 109,000. Everett is located 26 miles north of Seattle in one of the most desirable regions in the United States. Everett is the home of Boeing wide-body commercial airplane manufacturing as well as a variety of high-tech enterprises. The Port Gardner waterfront is the home-port of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, contains the second largest marina on the west coast, and is the site of a significant waterfront condominium project in the early stages of development. Everett is a beautiful city with many recreational opportunities and great place to live, to work, and to raise a family.

Department Information

The City of Everett employs 6 Engine Companies, 2 Ladder Companies (1 cross staffed), 3 Medic units, and 2 Aid Cars.  The department also has cross staffed HazMat and Technical Rescue units. There are six (6) fire stations located throughout the city. There are 175 uniformed firefighters employed. In 2017 the Department had a total call volume of 23,934, of which 17,237 were EMS incidents.

Area Information

County: Snohomish
Population: 109,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Everett Fire Department - Firefighter has 6 vacancies.

Vacancies are filled by the Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for additional screenings and selection as vacancies occur.

The department anticipates  vacancies in 2020, and will be posted before the next hiring cycle in mid 2020.

Salary Information

$5,044 - $7,207/ month (2019 Rates)

Benefit Information

Everett Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Our agency will only accept PST's CPAT. Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Candidates must also successfully complete (Pass) a PST CPAT within the six months prior to the closing date.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
Other Hiring offers are contingent upon successful completion of an additional second City-paid CPAT (to be scheduled after a hiring offer has been made), LEOFF medical evaluation and medical history review, which includes drug testing, and a psychological evaluation is a condition of employment. Applicants who receive employment offers shall be subject to an extensive background to include a Washington State Patrol background inquiry pursuant to RCW 43.43.832. Union membership is required within 30 days of hire
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant Highest score reported
Request/ Access Scores Candidates invited to a Chief’s interview must have a valid PST CPAT completed within 180 days preceding the Chief’s interview date. Instructions will be given by the City of Everett when an invitation to a Chief’s interview is extended.

Everett 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
Drug Usage
Potential Illegal drug use, in any form, will be scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Criminal activity or dishonesty.
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.
Potential Terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination will be scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Everett Fire Department - Firefighter

2930 Wetmore Avenue
Suite 5-A
Everett, WA 98201 Snohomish County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

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