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South Bay Fire District 8 - Firefighter
Last updated on July 16, 2021
PST Partner Agency since April 18, 2014
Testing Deadline: August 25, 2021.
The South Bay Fire District is in the northern portion of Thurston County. The district is almost completely residential and is bordered by the Puget Sound to the north and Cities of Lacey and Olympia to the south.
The South Bay Fire District was first organized in 1953 by citizens in the area. Career staffing of the agency consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, three Battalion Chiefs, five lieutenants, five firefighters and approximately 30 volunteers. In 2015 our district merged with North Olympia Fire Dist. 7 and now serves over 13,000 residents within its 31 square mile area. We currently have two fire stations that are staffed 24/7 and respond to over 1,200 incidents annually. We share borders with the City of Lacey, the City of Olympia and the Puget Sound.
# of Staff: 13
South Bay Fire District 8 - Firefighter has 3 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is August 25, 2021.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skills, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list for any future position openings.
The District will be pulling scores on August 25th of 2021 for 3 new positions with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2021.
Number of Current Vacancies: 3
All wages and benefits are negotiated by IAFF Local 2903. The 2021 salary for entry level firefighter starts at $66,144 with top step firefighters earning $82,681. For 2022 entry level firefighter salary starts at $69,452 with top step firefighters earning $86,815.
Medical, vision, & dental insurance for employee and family; life insurance; holiday pay; vacation and sick leave; LEOFF II retirement plan; deferred comp; HRA; Short & Long term disability
South Bay Fire District 8 - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT
Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|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||Must meet LEOFF II standards.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||
Must have 12 months career or 24 months volunteer in the last 36 months.
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Yes|
|Current Hiring Status||Establishing a list for 3 new positions.|
|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|
South Bay Fire District 8 - 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.
South Bay Fire District 8 - Firefighter
Olympia, WA 98506 Thurston County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT
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