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Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter
Last updated on October 20, 2020
PST Partner Agency since June 26, 2014
Testing Deadline: November 15, 2020.
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One is hiring for several firefighter positions to start April 2021. The recruitment process is now open. Please review the job announcement for more information about the opportunity.
- Public Safety Testing written and CPAT test scores from November 16, 2019 to November 15, 2020 will be accepted.
- A valid CPAT will be accepted from any certifying agency.
Candidates selected to move forward in our hiring process will receive an email with instructions for submitting required documentation.
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.
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 one-hundred-nine (121) full time employees responding to 6,704 alarms in 2019. 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 teamwork, integrity, safety, and accountability.
# of Staff: 124
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is November 15, 2020.
We are hiring for several firefighter positions to start April 2021. The recruitment process is now open. Last day to test is Sunday, November 15, 2020.
To apply, complete Public Safety Testing's written and CPAT tests by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2020. Candidates invited to move forward in the hiring process will receive an email with instructions to submit application materials and requirements during the week of November 16, 2020.
CPAT - we will accept valid CPAT certifications from any certifying agency. Proof of certification will be required with application materials submitted by candidates selected to move forward in our hiring process.
Applicants who are selected to advance to the next step in the process will receive an email to submit application materials.
For additional timeline information, please visit our website: www.gigharborfire.org.
Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timeline (subject to change):
- November 16, 2020 - Test scores pulled from Public Safety Testing. Email notice of advancement
- April 5, 2021 - Estimated hire date
Annual $68,350 - $97,643 DOE/DOQ
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 and sick leave
- retirement programs which include mandatory participation in the State of Washington LOEFF pension plan, optional 457 deferred compensation plans
- District contributions to employee's health reimbursement account
- education incentive pay
- tuition reimbursements
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
You must possess a valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) completed within the last 12 months and provide proof of certification when submitting your formal application packet to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. Test must be administered by a CPAT licensed provider.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Yes|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|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.|
|EMT Certification||Must be able to obtain certification within 12 months of hire (training to be provided).|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/ Access Scores||
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.
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.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
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