Firefighter Position

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District - Firefighter / EMT

 

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Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District - Firefighter / EMT

Last updated on March 22, 2024
PST Partner Agency since March 14, 2024

Testing Deadline: June 01, 2024.

Important Information

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District maintains an eligibility list, this list is kept on file until void by the Fire Chief. The eligibility list is created based on written test scores from PST (with applicable Veteran Preference Points added to a written test score, to create your total overall score).

Requirements to Apply:

  • Must meet all listed minimum qualifications to apply.
  • Complete the PST written exam - scores must be within 12 months of the testing/application deadline.
  • Possess any verifiable CPAT - must be current within 12 months of the testing/application deadline - upload your Non-PST CPAT certification to candidate profile (PST CPAT's are automatically added to candidate profiles, no upload necessary)
  • Possess a current Idaho (or reciprocal) State EMT OR NREMT license - continued employment is contingent upon obtaining an Idaho State EMS license -upload your EMT license to candidate profile.
  • Complete PST's PHS
  • Veterans wishing to claim preference points must upload a copy of the DD 214 form to your candidate profile (must be an honorable discharge) - 5 preference points will be added to your written test score, to create your total overall score.

After the application process closes, Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District will be inviting the top 20 most qualified candidates to a panel interview. Upon a panel interview invite, each candidate will be required to complete a Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District application. This information will be sent to each candidate (invited to panel interviews) and submitted back to Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District before your interview.

Community Information

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District is located in beautiful Coeur d Alene, Idaho area. The North Idaho Panhandle is surrounded by scenic mountains, rivers, and pristine lakes. North Idaho is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream; offering recreational activities that include hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, parks, hiking/biking trails, rock climbing, golf, and skiing. Unique dining and shopping experiences, local breweries, and world class golf courses can all be found in our backyard. Post Falls is an authentic mill town with breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history. We enjoy four distinct seasons, with temperatures ranging in the 80s in mid-summer to low teens during the winter. Each season offers another phenomenal escape. The county's physical beauty and livability are partially responsible, especially in recent years, for an unprecedented population expansion.

Department Information

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District is a progressive organization dedicated to meeting the dynamic needs of the community as we prioritize "Service First”. We are committed to safeguarding lives and property through exceptional firefighting, emergency medical response and community risk reduction strategies ensuring a safer and stronger community.

“We protect life, property, and our community with Honor, Integrity, Respect and Dedication."

November 2023 - Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District passed a permanent levy override - we look forward to improving the service we provide and having the resources to support our growing community.

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District was formed in 2000. MKIFPD is located within Kootenai County and serves the Mica Flats area. MKIFPD is governed by a board of 3 Fire Commissioners elected to serve 4-year terms. The fire district has been well managed financially and is in excellent financial condition.

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District is responsible for fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical ALS and BLS response, CCT's, hazmat, technical rescue, emergency management, public safety education, code enforcement, plan reviews, and fire inspections/investigations. We protect and serve a diverse population of about 2,100 residents in the winter and 4,000 residents in the summer months, all within approximately 39 square miles.

56-HR Emergency Responders work a 48/96 schedule: on a 3 Battalion system.

Area Information

County: Kootenai
Population: 2100-4000
# of Staff: 5

Hiring Status

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is June 01, 2024.

Applicants are placed on an 18-month hiring list from the date of a passing written exam to fill current and future vacancies. Candidates are welcome to retake the test to remain on the list beyond the 18-months.

Salary Information

$44,130.68  - $57,710.24  Annually , CBA Negotiations start in 2025.

Benefit Information

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District  is proud to offer employees a rich benefits plan, including the following:

  • Personal Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) Defined Benefit Plan
  • Other benefits provided as negotiated in Collective Bargaining Agreement

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District - Firefighter / EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Test scores must be within 12 months of the testing/application deadline

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Posses any verifiable CPAT - must be current within 12 months of the testing/application deadline - upload your Non-PST CPAT certification to candidate profile (PST CPAT's are automatically added to candidate profiles, no upload necessary)

Minimum Age 18
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
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


Some juvenile convictions may be considered a disqualifier. We will closely review. Include a detailed description in your PHS.

Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements

Must meet NFPA 1582 vision standards

Prior Experience Requirement

Career FF/EMT experience is not required but preferred

Veterans Preference Points

Yes, must upload to your candidate profile your DD Form 214 to display proof of Honorable Discharge - 5 preference points awarded to veterans w/Honorable Discharge

EMT Certification

Yes, must posses a current Idaho (or reciprocal) State EMT or NREMT license -continued employment is contingent on obtaining an Idaho State EMS license

Prior FF Experience Required


 Prior experience is preferred, but not required.
Body Decorations


1. Body art that is deemed inappropriate or offensive shall not be exposed.

2. Body piercings are prohibited

Other

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: items described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary elements (essential functions) of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in confined spaces, in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. It is reasonably anticipated that the individual will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and other infectious materials in the course of duties. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is frequently required during every day operations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT activities when noise levels may be loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to see; sit; talk; hear; stand; walk; use of hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell. The employee must routinely lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 (+) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Working near or around hostile situations and occasionally unknowingly entering hostile environments – standards and precautions to reduce risks are available and mandated.

CPAT

PST or any verifiable CPAT certification - must be current within 12 months of testing/application deadline

Non-PST CPAT Certifications must be uploaded to your candidate profile by the testing deadline

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

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District - Firefighter / EMT 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

1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DUI, Reckless, etc.).

Automatic

Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.

Potential

3 or more moving violations in past 5 years.

Potential

2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.

Drug Usage
Potential

Illegal use of federally illegal drugs in the last 5 year(s).

Automatic

Illegal use of any controlled substances while employed in an emergency response capacity

Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential

Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed. Some juvenile convictions may be considered a disqualifier. We will closely review. Include a detailed description in your PHS.

Employment
Automatic

Withdrawn from consideration for any employment because of the following reasons:

Been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or

Lied during any stage of the hiring process or

Falsified his/her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process

Financial
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.

Contact Information

Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District - Firefighter / EMT

6891 W Kidd Island Rd
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814 Kootenai County
2087697946

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