Firefighter Position

Pullman Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter Paramedic

 

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Pullman Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on June 13, 2024
PST Partner Agency since March 05, 2019

Vacancies: 2

Important Information

The City of Pullman Civil Service Commission is accepting test results for the positions of Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic. Oral boards are scheduled when the current eligibility list is exhausted or expires, whichever comes first.

ONLY the CPAT is required for Lateral Transfer applications; the written exam is not required. An application through the City of Pullman's website is optional.

The City of Pullman is offering a $10,000 signing bonus for lateral hires.

We will accept any recognized, verifiable CPAT with supporting documentation. CPAT completion must have been within 12 months. Please upload supporting documents to your candidate profile and send to Pullman Fire.

Please contact HR if you have reserve preference points that need to be included.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner at civilservice@pullman-wa.gov.

Community Information

Pullman: Live. Work. Play.

Situated on the picturesque hills of the Palouse, Pullman is a small town with the amenities, culture, and services typically offered in urban environments. With an unparalleled standard of living, opportunities to hike, fish, bike ride, or just enjoy more than eight miles of city pathways and trails, Pullman is a place to call home. Having a world class research institute of higher living, Pullman also provides students, visitors, and residents a vibrant college town environment and access to innumerable high quality activities.

Department Information

The department proudly serves the residents of Pullman, a diverse, vibrant and progressive city that is home to Washington State University. We also provide medical transport services to Whitman County Fire District 4, 12 and the City of Palouse.


Pullman Fire Department is a combination department comprised of full-time professional and reserve firefighters engaging in the performance of fire suppression and emergency medical services. Fire suppression is provided to all properties within the city limits of Pullman including Washington State University. Department Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians provide ambulance service to the city and to 450 square miles of rural area including the towns of Johnson, Albion, and Palouse.

Job Description

$$$ The City of Pullman is offering a $10,000 signing bonus for all lateral hires! $$$

**Please read entire announcement before applying**

Responsibilities: Drives apparatus in all weather and traffic conditions in a safe manner and as quickly as possible; provides emergency medical treatment in the field and in transit to medical facilities within certification level; disentangles and extricates individuals at the scene of an accident using common and specialized hand and power tools; fills out and completes ambulance records.

Conducts daily and weekly vehicle and equipment maintenance repairs or reports needed repairs to an officer; completes and routes forms and reports.

Controls and extinguishes fire and hazardous chemicals using water, chemicals, dry powders and gases; protects life and property by controlling hazardous situations, evacuating people, and moving property or protecting with covers; selects hose and nozzle to use and directs to extinguish fires; positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist people to exit structures; creates openings in buildings for ventila­tion or entrance using hand or power tools; fills out and processes fire reports.

Inspects businesses, single and multi-family residences, and student housing for compliance with city ordinances; investi­gates fires to determine probable cause.

Prepares for, conducts, or participates in training sessions; maintains fire station equipment and grounds including routine housekeeping and maintenance duties such as painting, mopping, cleaning, and general repairs.

Attends work on a regular and dependable basis.

Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with city staff and the public.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Entry Level Minimum Qualifications include:

  • 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • High school graduate or G.E.D.
  • Be a United States citizen or hold appropriate documentation to work in the United States.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language.
  • Current Washington State or National Registry EMT-P by application deadline. Able to obtain Washington State Certification within 60 days after academy completion (if applicable).
  • Valid Driver’s License by date of application deadline. Able to obtain Washington License within 90 days of hire if needed.
  • Good driving record as verified by a background investigation.
  • Successfully pass a mandatory pre-employment Medical Physical.
  • Successfully pass the Washington State Fire Academy if applicable.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of Section 41.08.070 of the Revised Code of Washington

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$$$The City of Pullman is offering a $10,000 signing bonus for all lateral hires! $$$

Lateral-Transfer Qualifications, in addition to the qualifications above, include:

  • Meet the minimum qualifications for entry level and, in addition:
  • Successful completion of a fire academy that meets all the requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications as established in NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 as determined by hiring authority. Firefighters not certified as IFSAC/Pro Board Firefighter 1 and 2 must complete the certification process before the end of the trial period.
  • Currently employed as a firefighter with a fire protection agency.
  • Two years of full-time firefighting experience, or equivalent as determined by hiring authority.
  • Possession of current certification as either an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, AEMT, or Paramedic, hiring authority to determine required certification level at time of announcement) in the state of residence or national registry and able to obtain equivalent level of certification as recognized by the state of Washington within 3 months of appointment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Pay and benefits for the Pullman Fire Department are determined by collective bargaining agreements between the City of Pullman and IAFF Local 1892.
  • For 2024:
    • 4-platoon schedule with a 47.5-hour workweek.
    • Firefighter Pay Scale 2024:
      • Step 1 - $6,229 to Step 5 - $7,571
    • Paramedic premium pay 11% of salary step
    • Education Incentive: 2% and 4% for associates and bachelor’s degree respectively
    • 108 hours annual flexible paid leave with ability to cash out annually.
    • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
    • Top Tier Health Insurance and Vision plan starting as low as $0.00 for a $100 deductible
    • Dental for $0.00 for employee and dependents
    • Life & Accidental Death & Disability insurance
    • LEOFF2 Retirement Plan
    • Elective Deferred compensation Plan
  • Step 1: Apply, Schedule, and complete Written Test prior to June 30, 2024.
    Initial testing process is conducted by Public Safety Testing.  Lateral applicants are not required to complete a written examination. But still must apply via either public Safety Testing, optional application accepted on the City of Pullman site.

https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/career-path/positions/firefighter?from=main

All Candidates must apply by June 30, 2024. The Pullman Civil Service Commission will be pulling scores on July 1, 2024. 

**Please read entire announcement before applying**

  • Step 2: Successful completion of Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)

Candidates must have completed the CPAT and submitted their results by June 30, 2024.

Candidates must have completed the CPAT no more than 12 months prior to the deadline date of: June 30, 2024.

Candidates can find out more information related to the CPAT here:

https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/information-center/firefighter-cpat/

  • Step 3: Panel Interview

Candidates must pass the panel interview with a combined score of 70% or higher to move forward in the process.

  • Step 4: Civil Service approval of eligibility List

Commission will approve eligibility list based on current civil service rules. Candidates will be notified of placement on eligibility list.

  • Step 5: Chief’s Interview

If there are open positions available a Fire Chief’s panel will interview and select candidates using the established Pullman Civil service Guidelines. Additional evaluation may be required prior to offer of employment.

Recruitment Timeline

Submit Application – Public Safety Testing (PST) 

Deadline June 30, 2024


Complete CPAT from licensed administrator

Deadline June 30, 2024

Civil Service Chief Examiner will compile top 10 candidates based on written examination from each testing platform (subject to change)

July 2024

Panel Interview for invited candidates

Tentatively July 2024

Civil Service approval of eligibility list

Tentatively July 2024

Notification to candidates of final placement on eligibility list

Tentatively July 2024

Chief’s Interview Panel (If open position)

Tentatively July 2024 or as needed.

Estimated Hire Date (If open position)

Tentatively August 2024

State Academy (Subject to Change)

August 08, 2024 – November 01, 2024.

Additional Information:

  • New employees will be sent to a fire academy and will receive IFSAC Firefighter 1, 2, and Haz Mat Operations certifications. Lateral employees may be required to complete all or a portion of a fire academy as determined by the hiring authority.
  • Individuals applying for preference points shall notify the Chief Examiner no later than 5PM June 30, 2024.Veteran’s preference points shall be accorded as required by R.C.W. 41.04.010 as it now exists or may hereafter be amended. Reserve firefighters currently employed by the City of Pullman or having been employed in the previous 3 years may receive preference points after receiving a passing score (70% or higher) on the written examination. Reserve applicants are eligible for 2% points of the test score per service year up to 5 years or 10%
  • The life of the eligibility list shall follow Civil Service Rules as outlined in Rule V Section 9.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
  • The City of Pullman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Area Information

County: Whitman
Population: 33,730
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Pullman Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter Paramedic has 2 vacancies.

The eligibility list is created based on a combination of scores received from PST and oral board interviews for those candidates invited to interview. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointed authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 2

Salary Information

Lateral - $6229-$7571/month DOE (plus 11% for paramedic certification). Education Incentive 2% and 4% depending on level of degree.

Benefit Information

All uniforms and equipment are issued by Pullman Fire Department. Vacation and benefits include 11 paid holidays, 12 paid vacation days (increases with longevity), 12 paid sick days per year, enrollment in Washington State LEOFF2 Retirement, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance provided for employee; employee contributes 10% for eligible dependent's medical insurance.

Pullman Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

We will accept any recognized, verifiable CPAT with supporting documentation. CPAT completion must have been within 12 months.  Please upload your qualifying documentation.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
Prior Experience Requirement
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for entry level and, in addition:
  • Successful completion of a fire academy that meets all the requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications as established in NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 as determined by hiring authority. Firefighters not certified as IFSAC/Pro Board Firefighter 1 and 2 must complete the certification process before the end of the trial period.
  • Currently employed as a firefighter with a fire protection agency.
  • Two years of full-time firefighting experience, or equivalent as determined by hiring authority.
  • Possession of current certification as either an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, AEMT, or Paramedic, hiring authority to determine required certification level at time of announcement) in the state of residence or national registry and able to obtain equivalent level of certification as recognized by the state of Washington within 3 months of appointment.
Firefighter 1 Certification Yes
Paramedic Certification Yes
Prior FF Experience Required Yes
Other

Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of Section 41.08.070 of the Revised Code of Washington.


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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

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

Pullman Fire Department - Lateral Firefighter Paramedic

620 S. Grand Avenue
Pullman, WA 99163 Whitman County
509-332-8172

Website

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below


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