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King County Medic One - Paramedic
Last updated on September 29, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: February 16, 2024.
King County Medic One requires 3 years of pre-hospital EMS experience by the cut off date for application submission and testing. As an example for our upcoming testing, a candidate must have 3 years of experience completed by February 16, 2024. One year of this experience must be with the same agency. EMS experience must be in the field and cannot use clinic or hospital experience. While helpful, we want to ensure candidates have worked or volunteered in a capacity most similar to the position.
You CANNOT count the same month twice between two agencies. Example: You work as an EMT for an ambulance company January to June while also volunteering as an EMT in a Fire District over the same time. This counts as six months experience, not 12 months.
King County Medic One is a public service organization, a critical link in our regional Emergency Medical Service system, providing high quality, advanced patient care. Founded in 1976, King County Medic One paramedics are trained by the world renowned University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center / Seattle Fire Department paramedic training program.
Due to the high standards of training and education established by the Seattle training program, Seattle was called the "Best place in the world to have a heart attack", after a "60 Minutes" story in 1974. To this day, the Medic One programs throughout King County are considered models for much of the world.
The Medic One System is a concept of advanced medical care that was born in the early 1970s in Seattle and now covers all of King County. King County Medic One is the sole provider of 911 ALS Paramedic services for South King County, an area comprised of approximately 500 square miles and population of roughly 900,000 people. Each year, The nine-24 hour all paramedic staffed units in this area providing ALS only level response to approximately 19,000 calls in a year.
King County is an equal opportunity employer.
# of Staff: 82
King County Medic One - Paramedic has 4-8 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 16, 2024.
Please note: We have moved up our hiring process by one month to accommodate changes in start dates for University of Washington Paramedic Training Program in 2024.
King County Medic One plans on hiring between 4 - 8 candidates in 2024 based on staffing changes! All testing (Firefighter Selection Tool & EMT written exams) must be completed by February 16, 2024. Please make sure to have your personal history statement (PHS) completed and uploaded into your account by the February 16, 2024 deadline!
All applicants must complete a separate application directly with King County. The separate King County application will be available starting January 2 - February 16, 2024. We will post this link once the King County application is open.
We will be hosting virtual and in-person open houses for individuals interested in learning more about employment at King County Medic One leading up to testing. Please check back for more information on these events.
$25.43 per hour, + Overtime (Approximately $68,000 during training)
$43.69 per hour, + Overtime with a work schedule of 2,448 hrs in a year upon certification
Full family medical, dental and vision. LEOFF 2 Retirement. Options for Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA plans in addition. Life Insurance.
King County Medic One - Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must have work authorization if not a citizen. Work authorization needed at time of hire.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Upon job offer, all candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Candidate would be banned from employment if the felony conviction is job related.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Upon job offer, all candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Candidate would be banned from employment if the felony conviction is job related.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|EMT Certification||EMT, AEMT or Paramedic certification|
|Paramedic Certification||EMT, AEMT or Paramedic certification|
|Prior EMT Experience Required||Minimum of 3 year’s experience as EMT or Paramedic working in a prehospital care delivery system. Twelve consecutive months of that experience must be with one agency|
King County Medic One requires candidates to complete both the Firefighter Selection Tool written exam and the EMT Exam offered by Public Safety Testing. You will not be considering for employment without a passing score on both tests.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
King County Medic One - Paramedic 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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FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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