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Firefighter / EMT - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 20-0003)

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Minimum Salary: $6,207.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,759.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: August 07, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, August 10, 2020
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Snoqualmie is currently building an eligibility list for Lateral Firefighter/EMT.  The Department is has one (1) vacancy and hopes to fill it immediately.  This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT. The closing date is August 7, 2020.

 Top scoring lateral applicants will be moved onto the next phase of the hiring process. This will consist of an evaluation of experience, interview or other forms of job-related testing.

Department Overview: The City of Snoqualmie Fire Department is a tight-knit combination fire department, and the only internationally-accredited (CFAI) combination fire department in the State of Washington. The Department serves the 13,000 residents within the Snoqualmie city limits and provides contract fire and EMS services to the Echo Glen Children’s Center. The fire department is a full-service fire department and provides fire and EMS response, BLS transport to local hospitals, and swift-water and high-angle technical rescue response. The fire department responded to over 1,200 incidents in 2019.

Area Information: The City of Snoqualmie is in the lush and majestic Snoqualmie Valley located just off Interstate 90 and 25 miles east of Seattle.  This popular affluent community is a wonderful place to call home. From the mountain pass just 30 miles to the east, or downtown Seattle 25 miles to the west, there is always something to do. The area is also home to the second most visited tourist site in the State of Washington - Snoqualmie Falls. The area is also home to many outdoor activities to include hiking and mountain biking. Notably, 35% of the Snoqualmie Population is 18 years old or younger. This young demographic and scenic part of the Snoqualmie Valley creates an energetic and vibrant community.

Population: 13,500

Position Summary

The City of Snoqualmie, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is located about 30 miles east of Seattle, and less than 25 minutes travel time from the suburban centers and amenities of the Puget Sound's Eastside communities. The City is graced by Snoqualmie Falls, a natural landmark well known for its spectacular 270-foot cascade located near the Salish Lodge and Spa. The C_ity is also home for an historic train depot managed and operated by the Puget Sound Railway Historic Association. The current population is approximately 9,200 with an expected population growth to over 12,000 residents by the year 2011. The City employs 79 FTE employees and operates under a Mayor/Council form of government, with the City Administrator serving as the Chief Operating Officer.


This is a union position under the direct supervision of a Fire Lieutenant and the general guidance of the Fire Chief. This position performs the full range of duties of a fire fighter.


Incumbent performs a complete range of fire fighting activities including engaging directly in fire fighting, various rescue operations, fire prevention, and public education.

Must maintain, clean and operate all fire department equipment, tools and apparatus to protect life and property. Must deliver emergency medical services to the highest level that is determined by the City. Perform routine inspections, testing, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, apparatus and facilities.

Work is performed under the direction of a commanding officer in accordance with specified policies, procedures and practices set forth by the Fire Department and often performed under unpleasant, stressful and/or hazardous conditions.

In addition to emergency response duties, fire fighters will spend substantial amounts of time engaging in supervised fire fighting, medical, rescue and other applicable training.

Perform community education, public relation events and community service.

These duties are not inclusive of all duties, and as such, this position may perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:

High school diploma or GED, Washington State EMT certification (or certification with WA reciprocity from other states) Must be an IFSAC certified Fire Fighter Level 1.

Special Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age at time of application. Must not have any adult felony convictions. Must have the ability to read and write the English language. Must successfully pass a background investigation, medical examination to include a drug screen and a psychological evaluation. 
Licensing and Certification: 
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of hire, with driving record free of serious or frequent violations. 
Knowledge of fire suppression and prevention principles and practices. Knowledge of fire prevention laws, ordinances and codes. Record-keeping techniques, computer skills, oral and written communication skills. Leadership and interpersonal skills using tact, patience, respect and courtesy. Knowledge of principles for training and providing work direction. Knowledge of safety laws and regulations, with the ability to practice sound job safety practices and procedures, which will minimize-municipal liability. Must maintain valid Washington State EMT certification. Must be able to operate assigned equipment required to perform specific tasks. Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.· Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, other agencies and the general public. Ability to maintain composure in emergency and stressful situations. Ability to work within established guidelines independently with little or no supervision. Must have a high degree of sound independent judgment. Ability to meerdepartmental physical standards. Tools and Equipment Used: 
Emergency medical equipment, fire apparatus, fire pu.mps, hoses, ladders, and other standard firefighting equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone, calculator, copier and fax machine. Various types of public education props and materials. Various types of audio/visual equipment. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentral functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, and use hand and fingers. Handle and/or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse conditions, heavy physical labor and climb stairs and ladders. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in station, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night times. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke & fume inhalation, noxious odors, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT emergency scene activities when noise may be loud. May work with people with unknown medical problems, with exposure to contagious diseases and blood. May work with hostile or abusive individuals. 
Email Mandy Bossard at with questions about this position or your application. 


Snoqualmie Fire Dept
37600 Snoqualmie Parkway
Snoqualmie, WA 98065