Firefighter Position

Sandpoint Fire Department (Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS) - Firefighter

 

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Sandpoint Fire Department (Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS) - Firefighter

Last updated on February 16, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 10, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: March 14, 2021.

Important Information

Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of test):

  • Idaho EMT Basic or National Registry EMT Certification (NOTE: Applicants with EMT certification from states other than Idaho are still eligible to apply, but must have the NREMT by the time of job offer.)
  • IFSAC Firefighter I Certification or completion of 80-120 hours IFSTA "Essentials of Firefighting" course

Next Steps:

  • Candidates are also required to submit a job application directly through the City of Sandpoint website after receiving their passing test score.
  • Click on the "Entry-Level Firefighter" job title, then click the green "Apply" button in the upper right corner of the pop-up window after it appears.


Community Information

The city of Sandpoint, and its surrounding area, is a vibrant place to live, work, and play. Our four-season climate allows outdoor lovers a chance to enjoy year-round activities such as skiing at Schweitzer Mountain, boating on Lake Pend Oreille, hiking an abundant number of trails, and much more. Sandpoint offers an extraordinary quality of life with world class recreational amenities, great schools, and a robust arts culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of our dynamic community and apply today!


Department Information

The Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS system was formed through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the City of Sandpoint, Sagle Fire District, and Westside Fire District, and it proudly serves the Sandpoint, Sagle and Westside communities of Bonner County, Idaho. The Selkirk Fire JPA system protects approximately 25,000 people in 194 square miles. Our fire stations are strategically located throughout our service area, ensuring a quick and immediate response to any situation. Our service area includes the following cities and unincorporated portions of Bonner County: Bottle Bay, Careywood, Cocolalla, Dover, Garfield Bay, Laclede, Sagle, Sandpoint, Westmond, Willow Bay, and Wrenco. 

The mission of Selkirk Fire Rescue & EMS is to preserve life, property and the environment through dedication, preparedness and quality customer service. Our staff includes a Fire Chief, 9 career Firefighters with the City of Sandpoint, 12 career Firefighters with the Sagle Fire District, 3 career Firefighters with the Westside Fire District, and numerous volunteer Firefighters across all three agencies. Our community is served from 4 full-time staffed stations and 5 volunteer stations.

Area Information

County: Bonner
Population: 40,877
# of Staff: 25

Hiring Status

Sandpoint Fire Department (Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS) - Firefighter has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 14, 2021.

The two-year eligible list generated from this recruitment cycle will be used to fill one current vacancy. We have no other anticipated vacancies at this time.

Salary Information

$46,836 - $54,170 annually

Benefit Information

Selkirk Fire is proud to offer employees a rich benefits plan, including the following:

  • Personal Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) Defined Benefit Plan
  • Other benefits provided as negotiated in Collective Bargaining Agreement

Sandpoint Fire Department (Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS) - Firefighter 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 Yes
Veterans Preference Points

Upon proof of honorable discharge, eligible veterans will receive preference points in accordance with Idaho Code 65-504.

EMT Certification

Idaho EMT Basic or National Registry EMT Certification is required at time of application/test. (NOTE: Applicants with EMT certification from states other than Idaho are still eligible to apply, but must have the NREMT by the time of job offer.)

Firefighter 1 Certification

Firefighter I Certification or completion of 80-120 hours IFSTA "Essentials of Firefighting" course

Prior FF Experience Required We do not send new hires to a Fire Training Academy. Prior experience is preferred, but not required.

Contact Information

Sandpoint Fire Department (Selkirk Fire, Rescue & EMS) - Firefighter

1123 Lake Street
Sandpoint, ID 86864 Bonner County
(208) 263-3502

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


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