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    Position Description West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic. The 2019 Probationary 1 Firefighter monthly base salary is $5,310 (additional salary DOQ). We anticipate hiring up to 15 positions for 2020.

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required at time of application. All recruits will be required to successfully complete 5-week EMS Academy, 13-week Recruit Academy, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications. All candidates without Paramedic certification will attend EMT certification training during the 5-week EMS Academy.

    Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment. Requirements are prior work experience as a full-time, paid Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic with primary duties of fire suppression and emergency medical services; serving a municipal fire department, fire district, or fire authority of a similar size and/or complexity. The 2019 lateral monthly base salary range is $6,382 to $6,892 (depending on duration of previous experience).

    Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2019 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Personnel assigned to serve in the District's paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 12.5% or 15% to the monthly base salaries listed for entry-level and lateral (based on assignment).

    The Firefighter is a uniformed, LEOFF position performing emergency and non-emergency duties with the legal authority and responsibility to direct and/or perform fire protection activities that are required for and directly concerned with preventing, controlling and extinguishing fires. Such activities include, but are not limited to: fire suppression, driving fire apparatus, performing as a pump operator and/or ladder company operator, emergency medical services, execution of training drills, business inspections, code enforcement, public education, and inspection and maintenance of fire equipment and high value apparatus. Firefighters may be assigned to any division of West Pierce Fire & Rescue, and may be provisionally appointed to a Captain position.

    Controls over work:
    The position shall report to and is accountable to a Captain within their division. Performance is evaluated through observation of their ability to adequately perform all facets of the job duties and responsibilities associated with the position. The position will work a schedule in accordance with contractual agreement.
    Essential Job Functions The position shall:
    Respond to fire incidents, mass casualty incidents, natural disasters and other emergency incidents, serving as an active member of the incident management system (IMS) as assigned by the incident commander, up to and including actively, physically participating in efforts to effectively mitigate the incident.
    Drive district response vehicles to emergency incidents, non-emergency incidents and during routine duties.
    Performs duties at emergency incidents, such as placing equipment, laying and connecting hoses and nozzles, serving as the pump operator and/or ladder operator, raising and climbing ladders, removing persons from danger, using chemical extinguishing agents and other tools and equipment, etc
    Deliver/administer medical treatment and transportation to injured and ill patients, as required, in accordance with local, state, and nationally recognized standards.
    Participate in training activities, pre-fire planning, inspections, public education, and other programs that enhance a high state of readiness to respond to all types of emergency situations.
    Attend meetings and training sessions, as required by local, state, and contractual requirements.
    Maintain necessary and accurate records and incident reports.
    Communicate to a culturally diverse community in a tactful and effective manner.
    Obtain and maintain EMT-B certification within Pierce County.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

    The position shall have demonstrated the ability and/or skill to effectively:
    Adopt quick and reasonable courses of action during emergency operations with due regard to surrounding hazards, circumstances and safety.
    Perform as a pump operator and/or ladder company operator.
    Perform emergency medical services within the scope of their certification level - EMT or Paramedic.
    Carry out general and special assignments in a timely manner that fulfills the mission and needs of the district.
    Communicate using the English language, both orally and in writing.
    Work with the general public, co-workers, and related agencies.
    Operate various electronic/digital multimedia equipment and a personal computer with various software applications connected to a networked system
    Recruiting Requirements West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, presence of physical, sensory or mental disability, military status or honorably discharged veteran, marital or familial status, or any other protected class defined by Federal, State and local laws.

    The mission of the WPFR Equity Team is to develop and lead activities and opportunities that will allow the District and its members to fulfill our internal and external commitments to understanding and working toward equity and inclusion in all aspects of WPFR's organizational culture.

    General Requirements:

    At least 18 years of age
    High school diploma or equivalent
    Ability to read, write and speak English
    Ability to legally operate a vehicle in Washington State
    At time of hire, ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in United States
    Candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service

    Desirable:
    Experience in all of the major function areas of the job description.
    College level education and continuing education opportunities that enhance the candidate's ability to perform essential functions of the job.
    Ability to communicate in foreign language(s), in addition to English.

    Conditional offers of employment are subject to successful completion of:
    Background investigation to include criminal history and driving record
    Medical examination and drug screening. Candidates will be marijuana free at time of appointment. While on-duty, employees shall not have in their system any substance, which may impair their ability to perform job duties (alcohol, prescription medications, controlled and/or illicit substances).
    Psychological assessment
    Passing grade on the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). Orientation guides are available at the National Testing Network and Public Safety Testing websites. Costs associated with CPAT will be paid by WPFR. Candidates must pass CPAT by December 31, 2019. Candidates with valid CPAT certification, as completed from January 1, 2019 to the present, will not be required to pass CPAT again. Candidates will be asked to provide CPAT documentation at the Reception stage of testing.

    The probationary period shall be inclusive of the EMS and Recruit Academy (18 weeks) and 12 months serving on 24-hour shift schedule. Continued employment is based on successful completion of:
    EMT certification (5 weeks, training and testing provided by WPFR)
    Recruit Academy (13 weeks, provided by WPFR)
    Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations certifications (training and testing occurs in Academy)

    Questions? Please email [email protected]

    The position shall have the demonstrated physical ability to:
    Maintain good physical conditioning and have the ability to carry out physically demanding tasks under dangerous and stressful conditions.
    Move about an emergency scene unencumbered.
    Withstand and work in extreme heat, fire, dusty/smoky conditions, and toxic materials when participating as an active member of the IMS team at the scene of an emergency incident.
    Possess acceptable auditory and visual senses to meet the requirements of the job.
    Meet all of the above demands while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
    Supplemental Information TESTING PROCESS TIMELINE
    *Timeline is subject to change without notice. WPFR will communicate to candidates any changes as quickly as possible. It is important contact information is accurate in your online application, and that you check email frequently (including Junk/Spam folders).


    Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00 PM (PDT) - Application period closes

    Candidate Informational Session (optional) - Date to be determined.
    Candidates are welcome to join WPFR personnel for this informative session, which will provide details on the testing process, WPFR as an organization and to answer your questions.
    Candidates will receive notice once a date is confirmed. RSVP will be required, as space is limited. The session will be recorded and all candidates will details for viewing.

    Written Examination:
    Wednesday, September 25 - 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM
    Saturday, September 28 - 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

    Examinations will be conducted at Pacific Lutheran University
    Candidates will self-schedule upon completion of the online application
    The CEB Candidate Orientation Guide will be provided electronically
    Candidates must attain a minimum score of 70%
    Directions and parking information will be provided after scheduling.

    October 14-25, Oral Boards: Candidates selected for this phase will be notified by 4:30 PM Monday, October 7. Candidates will self-schedule on a "first come, first serve" basis.

    Candidate Reception - Date to be determine. Candidates proceeding to this event will be notified by 4:30 PM Friday, October 25. This evening reception provides the opportunity for candidates to meet a variety of WPFR personnel from all divisions.

    By Wednesday, November 6 - Conditional Offers of Employment

    January 2020 - Hire Date & Recruit Academy





    Agency West Pierce Fire & Rescue Phone 253-564-1623 Website http://www.westpierce.org


    credit: www.111fireprep.com

  • #2
    Originally posted by bombero25 View Post
    Position Description West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic. The 2019 Probationary 1 Firefighter monthly base salary is $5,310 (additional salary DOQ). We anticipate hiring up to 15 positions for 2020.

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification is not required at time of application. All recruits will be required to successfully complete 5-week EMS Academy, 13-week Recruit Academy, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials certifications. All candidates without Paramedic certification will attend EMT certification training during the 5-week EMS Academy.

    Candidates with fire service experience may be considered for lateral employment. Requirements are prior work experience as a full-time, paid Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic with primary duties of fire suppression and emergency medical services; serving a municipal fire department, fire district, or fire authority of a similar size and/or complexity. The 2019 lateral monthly base salary range is $6,382 to $6,892 (depending on duration of previous experience).

    Candidates with Washington State or National Registry Paramedic certification by December 31, 2019 may be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Personnel assigned to serve in the District's paramedic program, who receive and maintain valid paramedic certification, shall receive additional duty pay of 12.5% or 15% to the monthly base salaries listed for entry-level and lateral (based on assignment).

    The Firefighter is a uniformed, LEOFF position performing emergency and non-emergency duties with the legal authority and responsibility to direct and/or perform fire protection activities that are required for and directly concerned with preventing, controlling and extinguishing fires. Such activities include, but are not limited to: fire suppression, driving fire apparatus, performing as a pump operator and/or ladder company operator, emergency medical services, execution of training drills, business inspections, code enforcement, public education, and inspection and maintenance of fire equipment and high value apparatus. Firefighters may be assigned to any division of West Pierce Fire & Rescue, and may be provisionally appointed to a Captain position.

    Controls over work:
    The position shall report to and is accountable to a Captain within their division. Performance is evaluated through observation of their ability to adequately perform all facets of the job duties and responsibilities associated with the position. The position will work a schedule in accordance with contractual agreement.
    Essential Job Functions The position shall:
    Respond to fire incidents, mass casualty incidents, natural disasters and other emergency incidents, serving as an active member of the incident management system (IMS) as assigned by the incident commander, up to and including actively, physically participating in efforts to effectively mitigate the incident.
    Drive district response vehicles to emergency incidents, non-emergency incidents and during routine duties.
    Performs duties at emergency incidents, such as placing equipment, laying and connecting hoses and nozzles, serving as the pump operator and/or ladder operator, raising and climbing ladders, removing persons from danger, using chemical extinguishing agents and other tools and equipment, etc
    Deliver/administer medical treatment and transportation to injured and ill patients, as required, in accordance with local, state, and nationally recognized standards.
    Participate in training activities, pre-fire planning, inspections, public education, and other programs that enhance a high state of readiness to respond to all types of emergency situations.
    Attend meetings and training sessions, as required by local, state, and contractual requirements.
    Maintain necessary and accurate records and incident reports.
    Communicate to a culturally diverse community in a tactful and effective manner.
    Obtain and maintain EMT-B certification within Pierce County.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

    The position shall have demonstrated the ability and/or skill to effectively:
    Adopt quick and reasonable courses of action during emergency operations with due regard to surrounding hazards, circumstances and safety.
    Perform as a pump operator and/or ladder company operator.
    Perform emergency medical services within the scope of their certification level - EMT or Paramedic.
    Carry out general and special assignments in a timely manner that fulfills the mission and needs of the district.
    Communicate using the English language, both orally and in writing.
    Work with the general public, co-workers, and related agencies.
    Operate various electronic/digital multimedia equipment and a personal computer with various software applications connected to a networked system
    Recruiting Requirements West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, presence of physical, sensory or mental disability, military status or honorably discharged veteran, marital or familial status, or any other protected class defined by Federal, State and local laws.

    The mission of the WPFR Equity Team is to develop and lead activities and opportunities that will allow the District and its members to fulfill our internal and external commitments to understanding and working toward equity and inclusion in all aspects of WPFR's organizational culture.

    General Requirements:

    At least 18 years of age
    High school diploma or equivalent
    Ability to read, write and speak English
    Ability to legally operate a vehicle in Washington State
    At time of hire, ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in United States
    Candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service

    Desirable:
    Experience in all of the major function areas of the job description.
    College level education and continuing education opportunities that enhance the candidate's ability to perform essential functions of the job.
    Ability to communicate in foreign language(s), in addition to English.

    Conditional offers of employment are subject to successful completion of:
    Background investigation to include criminal history and driving record
    Medical examination and drug screening. Candidates will be marijuana free at time of appointment. While on-duty, employees shall not have in their system any substance, which may impair their ability to perform job duties (alcohol, prescription medications, controlled and/or illicit substances).
    Psychological assessment
    Passing grade on the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). Orientation guides are available at the National Testing Network and Public Safety Testing websites. Costs associated with CPAT will be paid by WPFR. Candidates must pass CPAT by December 31, 2019. Candidates with valid CPAT certification, as completed from January 1, 2019 to the present, will not be required to pass CPAT again. Candidates will be asked to provide CPAT documentation at the Reception stage of testing.

    The probationary period shall be inclusive of the EMS and Recruit Academy (18 weeks) and 12 months serving on 24-hour shift schedule. Continued employment is based on successful completion of:
    EMT certification (5 weeks, training and testing provided by WPFR)
    Recruit Academy (13 weeks, provided by WPFR)
    Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations certifications (training and testing occurs in Academy)

    Questions? Please email [email protected]

    The position shall have the demonstrated physical ability to:
    Maintain good physical conditioning and have the ability to carry out physically demanding tasks under dangerous and stressful conditions.
    Move about an emergency scene unencumbered.
    Withstand and work in extreme heat, fire, dusty/smoky conditions, and toxic materials when participating as an active member of the IMS team at the scene of an emergency incident.
    Possess acceptable auditory and visual senses to meet the requirements of the job.
    Meet all of the above demands while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
    Supplemental Information TESTING PROCESS TIMELINE
    *Timeline is subject to change without notice. WPFR will communicate to candidates any changes as quickly as possible. It is important contact information is accurate in your online application, and that you check email frequently (including Junk/Spam folders).


    Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00 PM (PDT) - Application period closes

    Candidate Informational Session (optional) - Date to be determined.
    Candidates are welcome to join WPFR personnel for this informative session, which will provide details on the testing process, WPFR as an organization and to answer your questions.
    Candidates will receive notice once a date is confirmed. RSVP will be required, as space is limited. The session will be recorded and all candidates will details for viewing.

    Written Examination:
    Wednesday, September 25 - 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM
    Saturday, September 28 - 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

    Examinations will be conducted at Pacific Lutheran University
    Candidates will self-schedule upon completion of the online application
    The CEB Candidate Orientation Guide will be provided electronically
    Candidates must attain a minimum score of 70%
    Directions and parking information will be provided after scheduling.

    October 14-25, Oral Boards: Candidates selected for this phase will be notified by 4:30 PM Monday, October 7. Candidates will self-schedule on a "first come, first serve" basis.

    Candidate Reception - Date to be determine. Candidates proceeding to this event will be notified by 4:30 PM Friday, October 25. This evening reception provides the opportunity for candidates to meet a variety of WPFR personnel from all divisions.

    By Wednesday, November 6 - Conditional Offers of Employment

    January 2020 - Hire Date & Recruit Academy





    Agency West Pierce Fire & Rescue Phone 253-564-1623 Website http://www.westpierce.org


    credit: www.111fireprep.com
    Thanks for the info!! By any chance, would you happen to know their schedule?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KP85 View Post

      Thanks for the info!! By any chance, would you happen to know their schedule?
      http://www.iafflocal1488.org/

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Boize208 View Post
        Looks like

        O X O X O XXXX

        Thanks for the link!

        Comment


        • #5
          Is this the national testing network test?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Medic_Smith View Post
            Is this the national testing network test?
            I don't think so. I spoke with HR yesterday and they said they use a vendor that requires all test takers to be present at the test. NTN and PST both allow remote test taking.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Medic_Smith View Post
              Is this the national testing network test?
              Nope. Its the FPSI test

              This is for West Pierce:

              Written Examination:
              Wednesday, September 25 - 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM
              Saturday, September 28 - 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

              Examinations will be conducted at Pacific Lutheran University
              Candidates will self-schedule upon completion of the online application

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Boize208 View Post

                Nope. Its the FPSI test

                This is for West Pierce:

                Written Examination:
                Wednesday, September 25 - 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM
                Saturday, September 28 - 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

                Examinations will be conducted at Pacific Lutheran University
                Candidates will self-schedule upon completion of the online application
                I scheduled my test yesterday. I will be flying in from Texas to take it.

                Anyone else going to take it?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KP85 View Post

                  I scheduled my test yesterday. I will be flying in from Texas to take it.

                  Anyone else going to take it?
                  I'm taking it on the 28th @ 1pm

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Boize208 View Post

                    I'm taking it on the 28th @ 1pm
                    Same here, I;m flying in the day before and leaving out Sunday.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KP85 View Post

                      Same here, I;m flying in the day before and leaving out Sunday.
                      Same . Flying in Friday night and leaving Sunday . Taking the public safety testing test sunday morning for Vancouver and Everett.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Boize208 View Post

                        Same . Flying in Friday night and leaving Sunday . Taking the public safety testing test sunday morning for Vancouver and Everett.
                        Everett wont let me take it because I'm out of state.. Ive taken PST, got an 89 on it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KP85 View Post

                          Everett wont let me take it because I'm out of state.. Ive taken PST, got an 89 on it.
                          Is it like NTN where you can add a recent score? This will be the first time I've taken it through PST. I've taken the IOS FST test before though.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boize208 View Post

                            Is it like NTN where you can add a recent score? This will be the first time I've taken it through PST. I've taken the IOS FST test before though.
                            Do you mean add a department later? If so yes, as long as they were not posted when you take your test. Ive taken NTN and PST, never the IOS FST

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KP85 View Post

                              Do you mean add a department later? If so yes, as long as they were not posted when you take your test. Ive taken NTN and PST, never the IOS FST
                              Everett just recently posted. When did you take the PST?

                              Iosolutions FST is the test PST uses.

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