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S.E. Thurston Regional Fire Authority - Firefighter
Last updated on April 05, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: May 18, 2021.
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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 are expected to more than double their current populations 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 hosts a large number of military families currently or formerly stationed at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Yelm is also adjacent 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.
Service area of 84 square miles includes 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 3,500 emergency responses annually. S.E. Thurston currently staffs two stations and is the primary BLS transport agency for our jurisdiction. SETFA has 25 career members and a robust volunteer program.
2019 = 3,734
2020 = 3,486
# of Staff: 25
S.E. Thurston Regional Fire Authority - Firefighter has 1 vacancy.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 18, 2021.
Number of Current Vacancies: 2021 = 1 vacancy, 2022 = possible multiple positions
Entry level firefighter - $72,161.88 - $88,639.69 annual
100% medical/dental/vision -employee & qualified dependents, 5% deferred compensation.
S.E. Thurston Regional Fire Authority - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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. Candidates selected to move forward in our hiring process will receive an email with instructions for submitting required documentation.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Legally Eligible to Work in the US|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|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|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Yes|
|CPAT||Must be completed by oral board.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
S.E. Thurston Regional Fire Authority - 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
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