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Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

 

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Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on June 09, 2021
PST Partner Agency since May 14, 2021

Important Information

To be considered candidates must have taken PST written exam and passed a Candidate Physical Ability (CPAT) test from either PST or National Testing Network within the past year.

Community Information

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue lies in the middle of Washington State within Kittitas County. The service area has a rich history in agriculture and offers many popular recreation opportunities including hiking, fishing, biking, camping and boating. Within the District lies Central Washington University, the cities of Ellensburg and Kittitas, state parks, local parks and numerous agriculture related businesses.

Department Information

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue (KVFR) provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to over 1,200 square miles in Kittitas County, Washington. The area extends west to east from Indian John Hill to Vantage, and north to south from Blewett Pass to the Yakima County line. All other response services, including wildland fires, structure fires, and hazardous materials are provided within the District that is approximately 280 sq. mi. The District has twelve (12) fire stations located throughout the service area. Station 29 and Station 21, provide 24-hour career staffing. The remaining stations are strictly staffed with volunteers. In 2020, the District completed building an apparatus maintenance facility and rebuilt Station 21. In 2019, call volume totaled 4,116, with EMS calls representing 85% of the response volume. KVFR provides ALS and BLS patient transfers to hospitals in Seattle, Wenatchee, and Yakima. The District shares boundaries and responds with mutual aid to US Forest Service (USFS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Yakima Firing Center (a Department of Defense facility) and Kittitas County Fire Districts #1, #4 and #7.

Area Information

County: Kittitas
Population: 49,089
# of Staff: 36 Career FF 8 Administrative/Support Staff

Hiring Status

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue is requesting a list of eligible candidates from Public Safety Testing (PST) by September 15, 2021 to establish a one year hiring list. The assessment center and interviews are expected to be held in early October,  2021. Notifications will be sent to candidates via email on file with PST. The deadline to test for this hiring list is September 14, 2021.

Salary Information

2021 Salary FF/EMT

1st Step $6,163.92.

Top Step $7,533.68

Benefit Information

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue has a comprehensive benefits package including:

  1. Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life through Washington Fire Commissioners PPO-100 plan- 90 percent employer paid, 10 percent employee responsibility.
  2. Deferred Comp through Empower Retirement and/or Washington State DCP- up to $200 match.
  3. Washington State LEOFF Retirement.
  4. Medical Expense Reimbursement Program (MERP) - employee paid.
  5. DiMartino disability and life insurance - employee paid.
  6. Aflac - optional.
  7. Generous sick leave, holiday and vacation package.

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

To be considered candidates must have taken PST written exam and passed a Candidate Physical Ability (CPAT) test from either PST or National Testing Network within the past year.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required A valid Washington State Driver's License within 30 day of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult

Must successfully pass a criminal background check according to department policy.

Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Must successfully pass a criminal background check according to department policy.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass medical physical. 
Prior Experience Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points

Veterans' preference points shall be awarded per RCW 41.04.010.

Paramedic Certification Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter 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
Driving
Potential Driving records will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 
Drug Usage
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana. 
Automatic Must successfully pass the department's medical physical exam, which includes a drug screen. 
Criminal Activity
Potential Reviewed on a case by case basis. 
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviwed. 
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct. 
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue. 
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process. 
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process. 

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

To be considered candidates must have taken PST written exam and passed a Candidate Physical Ability (CPAT) test from either PST or National Testing Network within the past year.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required A valid Washington State Driver's License within 30 day of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult

Must successfully pass a criminal background check according to department policy.

Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Must successfully pass a criminal background check according to department policy.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must successfully pass medical physical. 
Prior Experience Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points

Veterans' preference points shall be awarded per RCW 41.04.010.

Paramedic Certification Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter 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
Driving
Potential Driving records will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 
Drug Usage
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana. 
Automatic Must successfully pass the department's medical physical exam, which includes a drug screen. 
Criminal Activity
Potential Reviewed on a case by case basis. 
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviwed. 
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct. 
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue. 
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process. 
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process. 

Contact Information

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic

400 E Mountain View
Ellensburg, WA 98926 Kittitas County
509-933-7231

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below


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