Firefighter Position

Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter/EMT



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Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter/EMT

Last updated on April 12, 2021
PST Partner Agency since May 16, 2016

Testing Deadline: May 21, 2021.

Important Information

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 May 21, 2021.

The hiring process shall consist of the following steps:

  • Application packet review.
  • Panel interview and Paramedic skills evaluation as applicable.
  • Medical exam and drug screen.
  • Background check and suitability assessment

Our recruitment flyer can be viewed here.

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Human Resources Department at 509-926-6699 and ask to speak to Division Chief Cress.

Community Information


Department Information

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 22,397 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 3,614 incidents in 2020 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, part-time, volunteer and resident volunteer personnel.

Area Information

County: Spokane County
Population: 22,397
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 21, 2021.

Up to 2

Salary Information

All wages and benefits are negotiated by Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters IAFF Local 3711. The current contract expires December 31, 2021.

Step A Firefighter/EMT salary is $64,377 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.

Benefit Information

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/EMT Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Candidates will need to provide Spokane County FD#8 their CPAT certification.

Minimum Age 18
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
College Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Submit with application packet.
EMT Certification Current Washington State or National Registry EMT-B certification with the ability to gain reciprocity in Washington.
Firefighter 1 Certification Preferred but not required.
Prior FF Experience Required Preferred.
Body Decorations Per current District policy.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Contact Information

Spokane County Fire District #8 - Full-Time Firefighter/EMT

PO BOX 345
Valleyford, WA 99036 Spokane County County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below

Other Spokane County Fire District #8 positions

Part-Time Firefighter EMT
Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic

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