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King County Medic One - Paramedic
Last updated on July 12, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: March 31, 2023.
King County Medic One requires 3-years of pre-hospital EMT 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 March 31, 2023. 1 year of this experience must be with the same agency.
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 750,000 people. Each year, The nine 24hr all ALS Paramedic staffed units in this area provide ALS only level response to approximately 19,000 calls for service.
King County is an equal opportunity employer.
# of Staff: 80
King County Medic One - Paramedic has 4 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 31, 2023.
King County Medic One plans on hiring up to 4 in 2023! All testing (Firefighter & EMT written exams) must be completed by March 31, 2023. Please make sure to have your personal history statement (PHS) completed and uploaded into your account by the March 31, 2023 deadline!
All applicants must complete a separate application directly with King County. The separate King County application will be available starting March 1 - March 31, 2023:
We will host a series of virtual and in-person open houses to educate potential candidates on employment at King County Medic One and our hiring process.
$23.01 per hour, + Overtime (Approximately $65,000 during training)
$39.52 per hour, + Overtime with a work schedule of 2,448 hrs in a year upon certification (2022 CBA Rates)
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 or Paramedic certification|
|Paramedic Certification||EMT 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|
|Other||King County Medic One requires candidates to complete both the Firefighter Written Exam and EMT Exam offered by Public Safety Testing for consideration.|
|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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