Firefighter Position

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter



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Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter

Last updated on February 18, 2022
PST Partner Agency since December 18, 2012

Vacancy: 1

Community Information

Formed January 6, 1953, Mountain View Fire and Rescue (formally King County Fire District #44) protects a population of about 32,000 people residing in 70 square miles of south King County. Mountain View Fire and Rescue has an assessed value of 1.8 billion dollars. Our current operating budget is approximately 4 million. Mountain View Fire and Rescue provides services to the City of Black Diamond and the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation under contracct. Pacific Raceways, the White River Amphitheater and the Washington National Golf Course are among the prominent attractions in Mountain View Fire and Rescue's district. We respond to approximately 2,000 alarms each year (60-70% are medical related calls).

Department Information

Mountain View Fire and Rescue (formerly King County Fire District #44) is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large from among the district residents. Mountain View Fire and Rescue is a combination department of both career & volunteer firefighters, currently led by Fire Chief Greg Smith. The 23 career personnel comprised of a Captains,  Lieutenants,  Division Assistant, and Line Firefighters are represented by IAFF Local 3186. The district also has approximately 50 volunteer firefighters. The district operates out of eight (8) fire stations, deploying 10 structure fire apparatus, 3 wild land brush trucks, two 2000-gallon water tenders, 1 medium and 1 light rescue vehicle, 4 aid vehicles and various support vehicles. Two specialty units operating at Mountain View are the Swift Water Rescue Team and the South Puget Sound Regional Hand Team for wild land firefighting.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 32,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter has 1 vacancy.

Current Vacancies: 0-4

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

Annual base wages range from $71,933.56 for the Probationary Firefighter to $85,152.30 for First Class Firefighters. Ongoing contract negotiations will result in changes to the present bargaining agreement.

Benefit Information

Salaries and benefits include vacation, sick leave, LEOFF II retirement, medical dental and vision benefits and voluntary participation in the state Deferred Compensation Plan.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter Requirements

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

Mountain View requires a valid CPAT, submitted prior to oral interviews, directly to our agency.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements LEOFF Physical
Other Must have completed Personal History Statement on file with PST at time of Oral Board.

Must pass LEOFF physical, drug screen & psych evaluation at the time of hire.
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

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter 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
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
Potential Driving Records that indicate a pattern of infractions will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may be forwarded to our insurance provider to confirm compliance with policy requirements.
Potential Driving background checks through the Washington State Patrol shall be conducted for each member as outlined in this policy for driving every 3 years.
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
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic 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 Convictions within the last seven years involving a threat of violence, a crime against person, a crime against property, a crime involving illegal drugs, or a crime that goes to an individual’s honesty or integrity will be reviewed on a case-by- case basis.
Potential Background checks shall be conducted prior to employment or volunteering as a Firefighter/EMT and/or any person who may or will drive any District vehicle shall have as a minimum driving records checked through the Washington State Patrol going back at least 3 years.
Potential Criminal background checks through the Washington State Patrol shall be conducted for each member as outlined in this policy shall be conducted every 5 years.
Automatic Any member of the Department who has been convicted of Driving, Criminal or Drug charges as outlines in this policy, shall report such conviction to the Fire Chief.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Firefighter

32316 148th Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092 King County


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

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