Firefighter Position

King County Medic One - Paramedic

 

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King County Medic One - Paramedic

Last updated on October 09, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 4

Testing Deadline: March 31, 2021.

Important Information

King County Medic One requires 3-years of prehospital 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, 2021. 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.

Community Information

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Department Information

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.

 

Area Information

County: King
Population: 900,000
# of Staff: 75

Hiring Status

King County Medic One - Paramedic has 4 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 31, 2021.

King County Medic One plans on hiring up to 4 in 2021! All testing (Firefighter & EMT written exams) must be completed by March 31, 2021. Please make sure to have your personal history statement (PHS) completed and uploaded into your account by the March 31, 2021 deadline!

All applicants must complete a separate application directly with King County when this position opens. The separate King County application will be available starting March 1 - March 31, 2021. We will post a link to this application when it is posted.

Salary Information

$21.02 per hour, + Overtime  (Approximately $60,000 annually during training)

$36.11 per hour, + Overtime (2448 hrs per year)  upon certification ( 2020 CBA Rates) 

Benefit Information

Full family medical, dental and vision. LEOFF 2 Retirement.

King County Medic One - Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 18
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 only consider the most recent score
Request/ Access Scores Once Annually.

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.

Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
Automatic Candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation upon offer of employment going back ten years. Any job related felony in the past ten years would ban applicant from employment.
Other
Automatic Less than 3 years of EMT experience, and/or less than 12 consecutive months with one agency.
Automatic No valid/current EMT or Paramedic Certification.
Automatic No valid/current Driver License.
Automatic Under age 18.

Contact Information

King County Medic One - Paramedic

20811 84th Ave South #102
Kent, WA 98032 King County
206.263.2200

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)


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