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Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic
Last updated on November 21, 2023
PST Partner Agency since December 08, 2015
Testing Deadline: December 03, 2023.
Application process through Public Safety Testing shall include:
- Completed PST Application.
- Current CPAT.
- Completed Personal History Statement
- Veterans Preference Points Form (if applicable).
- Applications must be completed and posted to the candidates PST profile no later than 16:00 on December 3, 2023.
The hiring process shall consist of the following steps:
- Application packet review.
- Panel interview and Paramedic skills evaluation as applicable.
- Chief Interview.
- Medical exam and drug screen.
- Background check and suitability assessment
Our recruitment flyer can be viewed on our website at www.scfd8.org.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Human Resources Department at 509-926-6699.
Spokane County Fire District 8 provides a full range of services that include fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, education and investigation, and associated support and maintenance services to our 23,917 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 4,248 incidents in 2022 from the District's four fire stations located in the Moran, Valleyford, Ponderosa, and Saltese areas. Each station is staffed twenty-four hours a day with a combination of career, and volunteer personnel.
# of Staff: 68
Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic has 4 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 03, 2023.
Up to 4 positions total for EMT-B and Paramedic Candidates.
All wages and benefits are negotiated by Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters IAFF Local 3711. The current contract expires December 31, 2024.
Step A Firefighter/Paramedic salary is $86,004 with a recruit earning 80% of this wage, and progressing up to full Step A salary by successful completion of the initial six months of training.
Generous benefit package to include healthcare, dental, VEBA, employer contribution to LEOFF II retirement and deferred compensation matching.
Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Candidates will need to upload their CPAT certification to their Personal History Statement. CPAT must be valid within one year prior to application closing date. Certified Non-PST CPAT will be accepted.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must be legally allowed to work in the United States.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Per current District Policy.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Per current District Policy.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Veterans Preference Points||Documentation must be uploaded to Personal History Statement to be considered.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Preferred but not required.|
|Paramedic Certification||Candidate must have National Registry Paramedic or Washington State Paramedic certification to apply, and must be able to obtain a Washington State Paramedic certification within six months of hire.|
|Prior FF Experience Required||Preferred.|
|Body Decorations||Tatoos visible while wearing long sleeve shirt and duty pants are not allowed per District Policy.|
|CPAT||Candidates will need to upload their CPAT certification to their Personal History Statement. CPAT must be valid within one year prior to application closing date. Certified Non-PST CPAT will be accepted.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic
Valleyford, WA 99036 Spokane County County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below
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