Firefighter Position

Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level Firefighter/EMT



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Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level Firefighter/EMT

Last updated on January 23, 2024
PST Partner Agency since December 06, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Important Information

The Middleton - Star Fire Districts is filling 1 immediate full-time Firefighter/EMT vacancy. We welcome candidates to start the process, learn more about our communities, our department, and get a feel for their compatibility with our organization before beginning the interview process. The candidate list established with this process will remain in effect for the next 12 months as future openings are possible.


Job Posting: January 17th, 2024

Job Closing: March 15th, 2024

Interviews: April 2024 (Exact dates TBD)

Candidate Firefighter and EMT skills assessment and NWCG arduous work capacity test: April 2024 (Exact dates TBD)

Chief Board Interviews: May 2024 

Please pay special attention to the requirements below.

Prospective Firefighter/EMT candidates must possess an Idaho, IFSAC, or ProBoard accredited Firefighter 1 certification and a current Idaho EMT license or National Registry EMT certification. Firefighter 1 certificates that are not IFSAC/ProBoard accredited and issued by a state or college outside of Idaho will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Personal History Statement (PHS):

A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) MUST be completed and uploaded to your Public Safety Testing account by 5:00pm (MST) on February 29th, 2024.

Candidate Physical Fitness Assessment:

The Middleton and Star Fire Districts utilize the NWCG arduous work capacity test as our fitness standard for all employees. Firefighter candidates must successfully pass this test in order to move forward in the hiring process.

Candidate Firefighter and EMT Skills Assessment:

Firefighter/EMT candidates are required to successfully pass a firefighter and EMT skills assessment. The assessment consists of 5 fundamental firefighter skills and 1 EMS trauma scenario.

Community Information

The Communities of Middleton and Star lie in the northwest corner of Idaho's "Treasure Valley", along Highway 44 just northwest of the Boise metro area. Both Middleton and Star are historically small communities with strong history of farming and agriculture, but both have experienced rapid growth and development over the past decade. Despite the recent growth, our communities have retained a "small town" vibe but with easy access to all of the amenities that the Boise Metro Area provides. Shopping, restaurants, movies, and entertainment are all easily accessible.

Southwest Idaho offers easy access to some of the most amazing outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. Hiking, fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and countless off-roading trails are all accessible within a short drive.

Department Information

The Middleton Rural Fire District and the Star Fire Protection District are two independent fire district that share a common border. The Middleton Rural Fire District covers an area of 110 square miles that fall into Canyon and Gem counties. The Star Fire Protection District covers and area of 55 square miles that fall into Ada and Canyon counties. Middleton and Star are each independent taxing districts with separate boards of elected commissioners and budgets, but are functionally consolidated under the leadership of Fire Chief Greg Timinsky and his administrative team. We operate out 3 staffed fire stations along the highway 44 corridor providing fire suppression, rescue, and BLS emergency medical response. Our firefighters work a 48 hour on and 96 hour off rotating shift and in 2020 have responded to just 3000 combined calls for service.

Our fire districts provide swift water rescue for 16 miles of the Boise River and assist the Boise District BLM with range fire suppression for a significant amount of federal rangelands.

Area Information

County: Ada and Canyon Counties
Population: 50,000
# of Staff: 48

Hiring Status

Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level Firefighter/EMT has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 15, 2024.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 15, 2024.

The Middleton and Star Fire Districts currently have the following Firefighter vacancies:

  • Entry Level Firefighter/EMT (Full Time) - 1 position

Salary Information

2024 Salaries (effective through 12/31/2024)

Battalion Chief:  $95,900

Captain (step up qualified): $85,700

Captain: $84,900

Engineer (step up qualified): $74,700

Engineer: $73,900

Firefighter (step up qualified): $63,700

Firefighter: $62,900

Probationary Firefighter (12 months): $59,600

Salaries are set by the collective bargaining agreement between the Middleton and Star Fire Districts and IAFF Local 4626

Benefit Information

Employee benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision through Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority
  • Idaho PERSI retirement
  • Optional 401k with employer match up to 1%
  • Medical reimbursement programs
  • Short and long term disability

Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level Firefighter/EMT 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 US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Idaho Drivers license must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Must successfully pass Idaho EMS Bureau background check
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
EMT Certification Valid Idaho or National Registry EMT required.
Firefighter 1 Certification Idaho, IFSAC, or ProBoard Firefighter 1 Certification Required. (State issued Firefighter 1 certificated from outside of Idaho will be considered on a case by case basis.)

Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level 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
Potential 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Drug Usage
Automatic Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
Criminal Activity
Potential Candidates must successfully pass a State of Idaho EMS Bureau criminal background investigation.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.

Contact Information

Middleton/Star Fire Protection Districts - Entry Level Firefighter/EMT

11665 West State St
Suite B
Star, ID 83669 Ada and Canyon Counties County


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