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Richland Fire & Emergency Services - Firefighter
Last updated on August 16, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
The City of Richland (City) maintains an ongoing and merged certification list for Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic positions. We are currently working to build and maintain a certification list for 2022 and will be conducting oral board processes on a continuous basis throughout the year. We are currently in the process of requesting funding for a new public safety station, which would require us to hire up to 12 firefighters by year end, plus one or two additional positions due to retirements.
In order to be eligible to participate in the City's application screening process, applicants should first complete the initial testing (written exam and CPAT) and complete the online Personal History Statement (PHS) with Public Safety Testing (PST). The CPAT can be obtained from any provider (including PST), but written testing and PHS must be completed with PST. Scores from the PST eligibility list are good for one (1) year from the date of PST testing.
Once the PST testing process and current CPAT is obtained, and the PHS is completed, we encourage eligible candidates to visit the City's Career Center and apply online by clicking on the following link: https://www.ci.richland.wa.us/departments/administrative-services/human-resources/job-opportunities.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure their online City application is current and complete. Applicants are encouraged to attach a current cover letter and resume to their City application.
# of Staff: 78
Richland Fire & Emergency Services - Firefighter has 8 vacancies.
Richland Fire and Emergency Services is currently seeking to add to their certification list for year 2022, and are seeking both entry level Firefighters and Paramedics. We will be holding oral board processes quarterly throughout the year, beginning in March 2022 (Next process is being held on July 12, 2022). We are currently in the process of seeking funding for a new public safety station, which would require us to hire at least 8 firefighters/paramedics by year end, plus one or two additional positions due to retirements.
The next process will be held in July 2022. Those that apply and have all application materials submitted (to included a personal history statement updated within past three months), and have successfully completed the written and physical, before June 30, 2022 (and meet the hiring standards), will be invited to participate.
Please click here to review the current IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement for salary information.
Please click here to review the current IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement for benefit information.
Richland Fire & Emergency Services - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
The City of Richland will accept CPATs from any verifiable agency, including Public Safety Testing. The CPAT must have be obtained within the past year of the date that you apply for the position.
Please ensure you upload a copy of your acceptable CPAT documentation into your PST account, so the City can review your materials.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Legally Eligible to Work in the US|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|EMT Certification||Candidates must obtain the certification within 6 months from successful completion of Fire Academy.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||
Candidates must obtain the certification within 6 months from completion of Fire Academy.
|Firefighter 2 Certification||
Candidates must obtain the certification within 6 months from successful completion of Fire Academy.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur and to establish an eligibility list.
Please visit the City's Career Center to review the job posting and job description for the position.
Richland Fire & Emergency Services - 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
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