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S.E. Thurston Fire / East Olympia FD6 - Firefighter
Last updated on November 23, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 03, 2022
Testing Deadline: January 09, 2023.
SE Thurston Fire Authority and East Olympia Fire District #6 will begin the testing process to establish a career Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT hiring list. This will be a joint testing process. Candidates will be eligible for hire at either department depending on department need, and at the discretion of administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Visit East Olympia Fire District 6 to view minimum qualifications and job description for this position.
Interested candidates must complete the written examination via Public Safety Testing by January 9, 2023 to be considered. Successful candidates can expect to participate in further testing processes including but not limited to oral boards, assessment labs, Chiefs interview, background check, physical exam, psychological exam, and drug testing.
Once the filing window closes, successful candidates will be contacted via email from firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of the next steps in the testing process. If a candidate does not respond to the application notification by the requested deadline, they will be withdrawn from the process.
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- Applicants must possess and provide a certified CPAT from PST(Public Safety Testing) or NTN(National Testing Network) taken within the last 12 months of application deadline.
- Candidates invited to submit an application must read the Application Submission Instructions carefully and include all the required documentation requested.
- Successful candidates are required to complete the Personal History Statement at Public Safety Testing.
- Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of an extensive background check, employment reference check, verification of all applicable certifications, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation.
- Applicants claiming veterans’ preference points in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 as amended and meeting eligibility criteria must submit form DD214 or other official military separation documentation that clearly indicates an honorable discharge from military service on or before the date filing closes.
IMPORTANT DATES:(subject to change)
Announcement: December 1, 2022
Written examination deadline: January 9, 2023
Invitation to complete application: January 10, 2023
Applications Due: January 30, 2023
Oral Board / Assessment Lab: February 7, 2023
Chiefs Interview: February 15, 2023
The Yelm and Rainier areas are vibrant and dynamic cities, situated in south Thurston County - with picturesque views of Mount Rainier from almost any location around the area. Yelm and Rainier represent a very special place in Washington State with a fascinating mix of small-town pride and history. The Yelm/Rainier area stands out among the most livable cities in Thurston County attributed to the highly attractive landscape, proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and affordability. The Yelm/Rainier area has grown over 42% in the last 10 years and is expected to more than double their current population by 2040.
To a large extent, Yelm and Rainier act as a bedroom community for residents working in the surrounding cities of Tacoma, Olympia, and Centralia. They also host a large number of military families currently or formerly stationed at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Yelm is also adjacent to Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment which draws thousands of students to the area from around the world for events throughout the year.
Yelm and Rainier offer safe neighborhoods, affordability, great schools, fabulous parks, family-oriented community celebrations, and a vast array of business, employment, and volunteer opportunities. The Yelm/Rainier area has become the center of commerce for south Thurston and southeast Pierce Counties, with a daily market area of over 30,000 people due to the availability of retail goods and services, and proximity to all major metropolitan areas of western Washington.
Located in the heart of Thurston County, East Olympia Fire District 6 (EOFD) is bordered by several neighboring fire districts and municipalities. This includes Lacey Fire District 3, South Thurston Fire, West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, South East Thurston Fire Authority, Tumwater Fire Department, and Olympia Fire Department. EOFD provides emergency services to various in-district and neighboring residential communities, regional lakes, and rural properties involving wildland/urban interface. In addition, EOFD serves two elementary schools and a number of local community tourist and commercial properties.
Among the fastest growing counties in the Pacific Northwest, Thurston County is home to more than 220,000 residents and is the eighth most populated county in Washington State. Nearly 140,000 residents live in the more urban north county areas in and around the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. The rest live in and around the smaller towns of Bucoda, Tenino, Rainier, and Yelm and in the more rural areas of Thurston County.
Thurston County is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while Washington's Pacific Ocean coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Thurston County as a whole is 727 square miles in area. The region is an ideal jumping off point for a variety of outdoor and recreational activities year-round.
S.E. Thurston Fire Authority serves an area of 84 square miles including the Cities of Yelm & Rainier and the surrounding unincorporated area located in Thurston County. The City of Yelm and Rainier are classified as suburban with the remaining service area designated as rural. Call volume in excess of 4,000 emergency responses annually. S.E. Thurston currently staffs two stations and is the primary BLS transport agency for our jurisdiction. SETFA has 30 career members, as well as a volunteer program.
2020 = 3,486
2021 = 4,129
Thurston County Fire District 6 also known as East Olympia Fire District 6 is a combination department serving approximately 13,000 residents over 30 square miles. East Olympia operates out of two active stations with 13 career staff and 12 volunteer members. The service area includes a vast portion of rural communities with parts of suburban areas including the Chehalis Western Trail, Deschutes River, and mainline Burlington Northern Railroad running through the center of District 6. We provide automatic aid to the nearby cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Olympia, and other neighboring fire districts and are part of the working fire assignment to a good portion of the county.
2020 = 1,359
2021 = 1,557
SE THURSTON FIRE AUTHORITY and EAST OLYMPIA FIRE DISTRICT 6 ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS.
Population: SE Thurston Fire 40,000+; East Olympia Fire 13,000+
# of Staff: See “Department Information”
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is January 09, 2023.
Both departments are testing to establish a hiring list to fill future vacancies.
$79,272.401 - $79,558.44
A generous benefit package is available including 100% medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents.
S.E. Thurston Fire / East Olympia FD6 - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Must have a passing CPAT from either PST (Public Safety Testing) or NTN (National Testing Network) taken within the last twelve (12) months of application deadline.
Once contacted please submitt all required documentation during application proccess.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||
US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or have the ability to legally work in the U.S. by the time of application.
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||
Active duty military may use out-of-state license.
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||
Washington State EMT or NREMT certification by the time of hire.
NOTICE: Be prepared to submit your supporting credential number and or certification to verify your credentails.
|Current Hiring Status||
This testing process will establish a hiring list for future vacancies.
|Body Decorations||Per Department policy.|
|CPAT||Must have a passing CPAT from either PST (Public Safety Testing) or NTN (National Testing Network) within the last twelve (12) months of this announcement.|
|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|
S.E. Thurston Fire / East Olympia FD6 - 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.
S.E. Thurston Fire / East Olympia FD6 - Firefighter
P.O. Box 578
East Olympia, WA 98540 Thurston County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below
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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.
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