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Port of Seattle Fire Department - Firefighter
Last updated on November 16, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
The Port of Seattle is a municipal corporation created September 5, 1911, by the voters of King County. As a public enterprise with unique authority operating in an international, market-driven environment, the Port gives careful consideration to the economic, social, and environmental implications of its business decisions.
The Port of Seattle is divided into five divisions: Aviation, Corporate, Capital Development, Economic, and Maritime. There are several departments within the Port that support these divisions and the broad mission of the Port. The Aviation Division operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Sea-Tac Airport is the 9th busiest passenger airport in the United States, serving more than 45 million passengers per year, and moving more than 366,000 metric tons of air cargo annually.
The Maritime Division operates the marine terminals and oversees related maintenance in conjunction with the Northwest Seaport Alliance. Harbor Services within Maritime provides services and facilities for fishing, commercial, and recreational boats at Fishermen's Terminal, Maritime Industrial Center, Harbor Island Marina, Shilshole Bay Marina, and Bell Harbor Marina. The Cruise Services team focuses on passenger cruise operations and facilities.
The Economic Division allows the Port to maintain its strong commitment to maritime commerce and air transportation, while focusing new energy on its role as an important driver for the regional economy.
The Port of Seattle Fire Department is a specialized department whose primary responsibility is for aircraft rescue and firefighting. In addition, we are a full-service fire department providing structural fire response, emergency medical service, hazardous materials response, fire code inspections, sprinkler, fire alarms and building plan review, fire cause investigation, fire prevention, and safety education programs.
We provide primary aircraft, structural, EMS, Haz-Mat, and rescue services within the geographical boundaries of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as well as a portion of the surrounding residential and commercial properties based on property boundaries and mutual aid agreements. Call for emergency service responses in 2006 were 2,950, with an additional 1,571 responses for non-emergent service (4,521 total).
International Association of Firefighters-Local 1257 represents the firefighters.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Population: 31 million + passengers per year, general public, tenants & employees at Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
# of Staff:
See link for benefit information https://www.portseattle.org/about/labor-relations.
Pay premiums include:
- Haz-Mat Team
- EMS vehicle assignment
- Driver's Pay
Employees are offered a competitive and comprehensive benefits package which includes:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
- Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
-Long-Term Disability Insurance -Paid Holiday, Sick Leave, and Vacation
-LEOFF Retirement System
-Port of Seattle Deferred Compensation
Port of Seattle Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF II standards.|
|EMT Certification||Certification must be obtained within one year of hire and must be maintained.|
|Other||Successful candidates will be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check with the FBI. Must also be able to pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. They will also be required to submit to and pass a pre-employment drug screening and may be subject to random drug screening during their probationary period. This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and testing prior to or following the scheduled oral board. The Port of Seattle will contact you directly about this if you are selected for an oral board.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Port of Seattle Fire Department - Firefighter
Seattle, WA 98158 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below
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