Firefighter Position

Thurston County Medic One (Lacey Fire Dist #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD) - Firefighter/Paramedic

 

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Thurston County Medic One (Lacey Fire Dist #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD) - Firefighter/Paramedic

Last updated on February 15, 2024
PST Partner Agency since July 29, 2015

Vacancies: 9

Testing Deadline: March 21, 2024.

Important Information

All application materials are due to Medic One no later than March 21, 2024 by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

This profile is for a Firefighter / Paramedic position. Current WA State certification, or State of residence AND NREMT AND eligible for WA certification. Must have completed NREMT certification thru a CAAHEP approved training program.
https://www.caahep.org/default.aspx

IMPORTANT CPAT INFORMATION

- Applicants must possess valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) credentials dated within the past year.

- CPAT results from Public Safety Testing (PST) or National Testing Network (NTN) are both acceptable to Lacey Fire District #3. Olympia and Tumwater Fire Departments will ONLY accept a CPAT from Public Safety Testing.

- If you registered to test for other PST agencies, you must complete a PST CPAT as required by those agencies.


OUT OF STATE TESTING:

Medic One will cover the following travel expenses for qualifying candidates to the April 2024 testing:

· Round-Trip Flight

· 3-Night hotel stay, based on the current per diem rate

· Rental Car

· Meals based on the current per diem rate


Visit Medic One Website for detailed hiring information:

Paramedic / Firefighter and County Employment Information | Thurston County (thurstoncountywa.gov)

Community Information

Thurston County boasts a distinctive mix of features that make it an attractive place to live, work and play. We have urban, suburban and rural communities that provide diverse options for living and contribute to the well-roundedness of our community. Consistently one of the fastest-growing counties in Washington, the population of Thurston County is forecast to increase by 20% over the next 20 years.

Department Information

Thurston County Medic One provides ALS oversight for three (3) agencies: Lacey Fire District #3, Olympia Fire Department, and Tumwater Fire Department in Thurston County. Following successful completion of the Public Safety Testing process, candidates may be invited to the Medical Program Director's process, which consists of a scenario-based oral board interview. Once this process is complete, the names of the successful candidates will be provided to Lacey Fire District #3, Olympia Fire Department, and Tumwater Fire Department for additional evaluation. All hires will be required to pass the Thurston County protocol test within 30 days of hire or prior to coming off their third rider probationary period.  

Area Information

County: Thurston
Population: 303,000
# of Staff: 87

Hiring Status

Thurston County Medic One (Lacey Fire Dist #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD) - Firefighter/Paramedic has 9 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 21, 2024.

Applications are being accepted and testing is being conducted multiple times a year to update hiring list for potential openings and continuous eligibility employment lists. If you cannot make it to the next testing date please consider submitting your application for future dates.  


Salary Information

Paramedic/Firefighter starting salary $85,356 - $124,368 per year, plus benefits depending on department. (2023 contract information) 

Benefit Information

Competitive benefits based on Department's union contract and participation in the LEOFF II Retirement System

Thurston County Medic One (Lacey Fire Dist #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD) - Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements

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

All application materials are due to Medic One no later than March 21, 2024 by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

Medic One will cover the following travel expenses for qualifying candidates to the April 10th & 11th 2024 testing:

· Round-Trip Flight

· 3-Night hotel stay, based on the current per diem rate

· Rental Car

· Meals based on the current per diem rate

Please contact the following Thurston County Medic One representative for requirements:

daphne.reaves@co.thurston.wa.us

OR

Thurston County Medic One
Attention: Daphne Reaves
2703 Pacific Ave SE #C
Olympia, WA 98501.

**If your CPAT certification is more than one year old, you must update it to maintain eligibility for our fire departments. If you update your CPAT with PST, PST will notify TCMO. If you update your CPAT with NTN, you must provide updated credentials directly to TCMO as noted above.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required WA Driver's License
College Requirement Candidates must receive their NREMT certification thru a CAAHEP approved training program.
https://www.caahep.org/default.aspx
Paramedic Certification Current WA State certification, or State of residence AND NREMT AND eligible for WA certification. Must have completed NREMT certification thru a CAAHEP approved training program.
https://www.caahep.org/default.aspx
Current Hiring Status

Applications are being accepted and testing is being conducted quarterly to update hiring list for potential openings and continuous eligibility employment lists for 2024. 

Contact Daphne Reaves at Medic One for the next test dates 360-704-2782

CPAT
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores Quarterly throughout the year - January/February, March/April, June, October

Contact Information

Thurston County Medic One (Lacey Fire Dist #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD) - Firefighter/Paramedic

2703 Pacific Ave SE Suite C
Olympia, WA 98501 Thurston County
360-704-2782

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