Firefighter Position

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter

 

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Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter

Last updated on August 17, 2021
PST Partner Agency since June 26, 2014

Important Information

Update: August 17, 2021

The application period is now closed for our 2021-2022 hiring process. Please check back next year for updates. Follow us Facebook and Instagram for future hiring announcements!

Community Information

The community we serve is located on a 54 square mile peninsula in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington. Learn more about our maritime city at www.gigharborguide.com.

Department Information

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One is a progressive, all-hazard, fire district committed to exceptional internal and external customer service. The District serves a growing community of over 50,000 residents from five (5) staffed stations, covering approximately 50 square miles and is made up of 134 full time employees responding to 6,134 alarms in 2020. In addition to fire response, the District has an exceptional Medical Division that treats and transports both ALS and BLS patients. The District also has Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, and Wildland Firefighting Teams. We are committed to exceptional training and strongly believe in the core values of accountability, continuous improvement, customer service, excellence, integrity, safety, and teamwork.


Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 52,000
# of Staff: 134

Hiring Status

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One anticipates hiring several entry level firefighters and lateral firefighter-EMT/Paramedics in 2022. We are creating an eligibility list for entry level and lateral firefighter positions. Last day to apply/test is Sunday, July 11, 2021.


  • Entry level firefighter - To apply, complete Public Safety Testing's written and CPAT tests by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021. Candidates who are selected to move forward in the hiring process will receive an email with instructions to submit application materials during the week of July 12, 2021. 
  • Lateral firefighter-EMT/PM applicants are exempt from the PST testing process. Please review the job announcement on our website for minimum qualifications and how to apply.


CPAT - we will accept valid CPAT certifications from other certifying agencies such as the National Testing Network. Proof of certification will be requested when candidates are invited to move forward in our hiring process. 

To view the job announcement, job description, and application process, please visit our website at  www.gigharborfire.org.

Email questions to: hr@gigharborfire.org.

Salary Information


  • Entry Level Firefighter $69,034 - $98,619 DOE/DOQ
  • Lateral Firefighter-EMT $78,895 - $98,619 DOE/DOQ
  • Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic $86,785 - $108,481 DOE/DOQ


Benefit Information

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One offers employees a comprehensive benefit package, including:

  • medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and long term disability insurance
  • paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • retirement programs which include mandatory participation in the State of Washington LOEFF 2 pension plan, contribution to 457 deferred compensation plans
  • District contributions to employee's health reimbursement account
  • education incentive pay
  • tuition reimbursement

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter Requirements

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

You must possess a valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) completed between July 12, 2020 through July 11, 2021. We will accept valid CPAT certifications from other certifying agencies such as the National Testing Network. Proof of certification will be requested when candidates are invited to move forward in our hiring process.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally Eligible to Work in the US
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
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.
College Requirement No
EMT Certification Entry level applicants: Must be able to obtain certification within 12 months of hire (training to be provided).
Other Tobacco-Free Workplace
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
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Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - 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
Driving
Automatic One (1) or more traffic crime convictions in the last five (5) years.
Automatic Two (2) or more at-fault accidents in the past three (3) years.
Automatic Three (3) or more traffic infractions in the past three (3) years.
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within the past three (3) years.
Drug Usage
Potential Will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any adult misdemeanor conviction within the past five (5) years.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct or domestic violence convictions.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions may result in disqualification, and will be closely reviewed. Include descriptions in your PHS.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions may result in disqualification, and will be closely reviewed. Include descriptions in your PHS.
Employment
Potential Will review terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Potential Will review if you have 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 Will review others.
Financial
Potential Will review failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter

10222 Bujacich Rd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 Pierce County
253-851-3111

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


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