Firefighter Position

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One - Firefighter

 

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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.

Important Information

Update 10/09/2020:

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.

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 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.


Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 52,000
# of Staff: 124

Hiring Status

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: hr@gigharborfire.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


Salary Information

Annual $68,350 - $97,643 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 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...
    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 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.

Minimum Age 18
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.
College Requirement No
EMT Certification 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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