Firefighter Position

Spokane Valley Fire Department - Firefighter



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Spokane Valley Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on November 24, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 02, 2015

Vacancies: 16

Testing Deadline: December 06, 2021.

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the  Spokane Valley Fire Department at  509-892-4140  and leave a message for the Civil Service Examiner.

Community Information

Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. It is located east of Spokane, west of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and surrounds the city of Millwood on three sides. The city incorporated as the City of Spokane Valley on March 31, 2003.

The City of Spokane Valley is a family-friendly urban city of about 100,000 population that borders the City of Spokane (west) and Liberty Lake (east). Because the valley is centrally located in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene corridor, residents can easily commute to jobs in nearly all areas of the region.

The Spokane River meanders through Spokane Valley. The city uniquely benefits from its nearby endless opportunities to hike, bicycle, ski and enjoy numerous water sports on the river – all without venturing too far from great restaurants and retail shopping. With 260 days of sunshine a year, residents have plenty of time to enjoy local parks and trails.

Department Information

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), one of only a handful in the state of Washington. The ongoing Accreditation process promotes excellence and continuous quality improvement that leads to improved service delivery for our citizens.

Established in 1940, Spokane Valley Fire Department proudly serves the Cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and parts of unincorporated Spokane County, including the communities of Otis Orchards, Pasadena Park, and the area surrounding Liberty Lake with a combined population of 125,000. SVFD firefighters and paramedics provide a variety of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. We also provide fire prevention, commercial property inspections and public education about fire and life safety.

Within our 75 square mile response area there are single and multi-family homes, retirement homes, schools, health care facilities, businesses, railroads, federal and state highways and approximately 13 miles of the Spokane River. Beyond our response area we participate in “automatic aid” with Spokane Fire Department (along our western border) and Spokane County Fire District 8 (along our southern border). Automatic aid means the highest level of customer service through faster emergency response from the closest and most appropriate fire service resource, regardless of boundaries.

SVFD has an overall Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) rating of Class 2 in our municipal areas — Cities of Liberty Lake, Millwood and Spokane Valley — and a Class 3 in our unincorporated service area. We operate 10 fire stations, a Fleet Maintenance and Training Center, and an Administrative building located at 2120 N. Wilbur. We employ about 200 personnel – 90 percent are uniformed personnel and the remainder are civilian support staff employees.

Area Information

County: Spokane
Population: 125,000
# of Staff: 200

Hiring Status

Spokane Valley Fire Department - Firefighter has 16 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 06, 2021.

Salary Information


Benefit Information

·          Paid Vacation/Sick Leave - Employee earns 12 hours of vacation and 12 hours of sick leave per month

·          Health Insurance  The department pays 100% of active member’s premium and a portion of dependent’s premium.

·          Dental Insurance  The department pays $130 per active member per month.

·          Deferred Comp  The department matches 5.0% of top firefighter wage.

Spokane Valley Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

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

This agency will accept CPAT certifications done outside of PST. CPAT certifications will need to be submitted to the agency directly.

Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age prior to the closing of applications.
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Driver's License Required Must have a valid state driver's license.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Per Department Policy
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Per Department Policy
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to communicate the English language clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
College Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points If you are requesting Veterans Preference Points you must complete the questionnaire and return it to
EMT Certification Civil Service Candidates must have proof of Washington State EMT or National Registry Certification at the time of close of applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalency.

Must be at least 18 years of age at the close of applications.

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Must be a non-tobacco user including e-cigarettes/vape.

Must have a Washington State EMT Certification and must maintain said Certification as a condition of employment.

Must maintain the department's minimum training and perform standards.

Must be fully vaccinated by the close of applications.

Must have sufficient clarity of speech and hearing the other communicion capabilities, with or without reasonable accomodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively,, including during emergency situations which may involve a high degree of noise.

Must have sufficient visin and other powers of observation, with or without reasonaible accomodation, which permits the employee to effectively operate at a fire or related emergency scene.

Must have sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accomodation, which permits the employee to operation equipment used in firefighting.

Must have sufficient personal mobility and physical reflects, with or without reasonable accomodation, which permits the employee to perform all duties involved in protecting life and property.

Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Spokane Valley Fire Department - 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Conviction of illegal use, possession, sale or distribution of any controlled substance or drugs, including steroids in the last ten (10) years from the date of testing.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
Automatic Conviction of sexual misconduct.
Automatic Discharge other than honorable from the Armed Services.

Contact Information

Spokane Valley Fire Department - Firefighter

2120 N Wilbur Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Spokane County


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

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