Part-Time Firefighter Job - Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue - Whidbey Island, Washington

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Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue

Position Title: Part-Time Firefighter
Position Type: Firefighter
Position Location: Whidbey Island, WA
Closed date: 06/22/2014
Job Description


Updated: May 13, 2014

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue is currently building a pool of qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Firefighter. Qualified candidates will remain in the pool for a period of 24-months.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.
The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.

To be included for this recruitment process, testing must be completed by June 23, 2014.

Classification: Part-Time Firefighter/EMT-B

Temporary Part-Time Firefighters work no more than 150.5 hours per month (average of 35 hours). The work schedule for Part-Time Firefighters is a 24-hour shift every 9th day and at least two additional 12-hour day shifts per month. Part-Time Firefighters augment full-time, career staffing providing firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services including, but not limited to: Fire control and extinguishment, driving and operating firefighting apparatus and emergency vehicles, rescue, medical treatment, training, station and equipment maintenance duties. In addition, Part-Time Firefighters perform project work related to their primary responsibilities under the direction of a Full-Time Career Firefighter or Fire Officer.

Salary Information:

  • PF1: $10.56/hr
  • PF2: $11.28/hr
  • PF3: $12.00/hr

Benefit Information: PERS Retirement

Department Overview:
CWIFR’s values are: Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence. These stated values along with a strong organizational commitment to the personal and professional development of our members makes CWIFR a tremendous place to work.

While we are a small fire district serving a predominantly rural, island community, our diverse emergency response and pre-incident risk reduction services provide an excellent opportunity to develop Firefighter/EMT's knowledge and skill.

Area Information:
Whidbey Island, one of several islands in Island County, is located 25 miles northwest of Seattle and can be accessed via Highway 20 from the north over the Deception Pass Bridge or by Ferry from Mukilteo or Port Townsend.

This rural, island community provides a family friendly environment with a wide range of outdoor activates.

Population: 10,000

Job Requirements
  • Age : 18
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements

    Age: 18

    US Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.

    High School Grad/GED: Yes

    Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Must meet the vision requirements specified in NFPA 1582 Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments Section 6.4 Eyes and Vision.

    College: No

    Academy Certification:

    Required by Date of Hire

    • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I
    • IFSAC Hazmat Operations
    • Washington Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

    Desirable (not required):
    • IFSAC Firefighter II
    • Marine Rescue Technician
    • IFSAC Instructor I & II
    • CPR Instructor
    • OTEP Evaluator
    • NIMS ICS 700, 100, & 200
    • International Fire Code Council Inspector I
    • Commercial Driver’s License

    Required Experience:

    No specific prior experience is required (However, see certification requirements) Desirable Experience Includes:
    • Work or volunteer experience as a firefighter, EMT and apparatus operator
    • Driving and operating commercial vehicles of similar size to fire apparatus
    • Experience in a service oriented occupation

    Schooling Prior and Post Hiring:

    Required Prior to Hire: High School Diploma/GED

    Desirable Pre-Hire Education:
    Baccalaureate Degree; Foreign language proficiency (Spanish preferred)

    Hiring Process:

    Selection Process:
    Based on an application review and written exam score, candidates may be invited to participate in a Panel Interview. Panel Interviews will be conducted on either July 14 or 15, 2014. Applicants with a combined score of 70% on the Weighted Application, Written Examination, and Oral Board and who have current NTN CPAT Certification (i.e., passed within the last 12 months) will be selected for the pool of qualified applicants. The pool will be stratified into four groups (quartiles) based on their scores in the initial elements of the selection process. The number of individuals selected to continue in the process from the pool of qualified applicants at any given time will be based on the District’s staffing requirements. The District may select any individual from the qualified pool to continue in the assessment process.

    Candidates in the qualified pool who are selected to advance in the hiring process will be invited to participate in a skills assessment. This element of the assessment process evaluates proficiency in a range of firefighting and emergency medical skills:
    • Fire skills may include inspection, donning and use of breathing apparatus, hoseline deployment, and ladder raises.
    • EMT skills may include patient and family interaction, trauma or medical patient assessment, airway management, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    • Interpersonal skills will be assessed within the context of the fire and EMT skills assessment.

    Skills Assessment for Part-Time Firefighter on date TBD. Candidates who are successful may be invited to an Executive Interview on date TBD.
Salary Information
Salary: $10.56 per hour

Contact Information
Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue
1164 Race Road
Whidbey Island, Washington 98239

How To Apply

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions.

For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

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