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Entry Level Fire Fighter - City of Bellevue ( Job # 12-0094)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,380.60 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,841.19 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Responsible for performing general firefighting and emergency medical care at fire and disaster scenes.  Responds to fire alarms with a company; lays and connects hose, holds nozzles and directs water stream; raises and climbs ladders; uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines, and other equipment.  Drives fire apparatus; operates pumps, and other auxiliary fire apparatus.  Ventilates burning buildings by opening windows and skylights or cutting holes in roofs and floors.  Removes persons from danger and administers emergency care to injured or ill persons.  Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of department property, cleans and washes walls and floors, cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs, washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.  Performs salvage and overhaul operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.  Participates in fire drills and attends classes in firefighting and emergency medical care.  Inspects buildings to determine fire hazards.  Writes and maintains accurate reports.

2012 Entry Level Fire Fighters starting Base Salary  = $5,380.60 

Special Note

Bellevue Fire intends to hold an Entry Level Firefighter Academy in March, 2013.  To be included on the eligible applicant list, interested parties must contact Public Safety Testing (see below) and complete the written exam and the CPAT by November 27, 2012. 

The Bellevue Fire Department uses Public Safety Testing to process applications and conduct written and physical exams for this position.  When clicking "Apply Now" for this position you will be redirected to to complete the application process.

Hours of Work

Work is usually performed during 24-hour shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or a GED. Candidates must be age 18 years at application and meet such medical, psychological, and physical standards as may be required. Must maintain a valid Washington Driver's License. Must be able to move objects weighing up to 150 pounds.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is usually performed during 24-hour shifts.  May frequently require exposure to hazardous conditions that are typical to a fire or emergency situation, such as, intense heat, smoke, burning debris and falling structures. Wears self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing in emergency situations. A large part of the time is spent in the performance of routine duties at a fire station.

Union Affiliation

As a condition of employment, must become a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the Union and the City.

Selection Process

The Bellevue Fire Department uses Public Safety Testing to process applications and conduct written and physical ability exams for this position. To apply for this position go to and complete the application process.  Applicants who pass the physical exam and receive a minimum 70% score on the written exam have their information and test scores forwarded to the City.  As openings occur, individuals with the highest written test scores are invited to interview.

Various Fire Stations

Bellevue, WA

The City of Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.  Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application or testing process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may call    1-866-447-3911.

Note: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization of employment in the United States.


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004