Firefigher and Paramedic Firefighter Job - Hanford Fire Department - Richland, Washington

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Hanford Fire Department

Position Title: Firefigher and Paramedic Firefighter
Position Type: Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Position Location: Richland, WA
Closed date: 09/18/2014
Job Description

P.O. BOX 650, MSIN S3-96

Updated: August 08, 2014

The Hanford Fire Department is actively hiring for immediate openings in the following job classifications:

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic Firefighter

The Hanford Fire Department (HFD) Firefighter and Paramedic Firefighter candidate testing process through National Testing Network (NTN) has reopened. HFD is creating an eligibility list for several immediate hires in all classifications.

Personal interviews to be held in Richland Washington with the top 30 candidates (All classifications combined) with regards to overall combined score will occur September 29th through October 3rd, 2014.

All previous hiring eligibility lists have now been retired. To be considered for any future positions candidates must re-apply in advance of the interview dates.

Wage rates and ranges will be discussed during the interview process.

Further information, including benefits, can all be found at

Department Information:
In 2009, Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Engineering Group and Wackenhut Services, Inc (WSI, now known as G4S Government Solutions, Inc.) first partnered to create the Mission Support Alliance, LLC. This core organization partnered with additional supporting subcontractors to form the "Mission Support Alliance" (MSA) team. MSA leverages refined capabilities and decades of experience at every major DOE site. Our employees and best practices have delivered cost savings and safety excellence at every major DOE closure site – these form the foundation of our strategy to deliver safe, environmentally sound, cost-effective, mission-oriented services. The Hanford Fire Department provides a full range of emergency services for DOE Assets. These services include All-Hazards incident management, Fire suppression, Fire protection systems testing, Fire prevention, Technical rescue of multiple types, Wildland fire suppression and Wildland fuels management, advanced emergency medical services and patient transport, and Hazardous materials chemical/biological/radiological emergency response. HFD manages emergency situations that could threaten the operations, employees, the general public, or interests of the DOE Hanford Site. We respond to surrounding fire departments/districts under several mutual aid and state mobilization agreements for a wide range of emergency management situations. HFD resources and staff are well respected in their fields of discipline and participate on National Incident Management teams that often respond to incidents of all types and severities in all locations in the nation. Our bargaining unit professionals are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

Area Information:
The Tri-Cities region is comprised of the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, and other surrounding towns. The region enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and offers visitors and residents a year-round outdoor paradise. The confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia rivers has produced an aquatic playground that is second to none. The area’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and much more. To find out more about the Tri-Cities area, please visit: Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce or Tri-Cities Development Council.

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

    All candidates that are called to the interview process for Paramedic Firefighter must presently have WASHINGTON STATE EMT-PARAMEDIC and must be able to produce original supporting documentation during the scheduled interview. Paramedic candidates must, as a condition of initial hire, presently possess Washington State EMT-P certification before the interviews process begins. As a condition of employment, incumbents must obtain necessary credentials to practice as an EMT-P in Benton County, Washington within two months of hire.

    Preference points will be awarded for certification obtained through IFSAC or Pro-Board for Firefighter I as well as Firefighter II.

    All documents presented for preference points must either be originals or color copies with the award seals and numbers clearly present for identification.

Salary Information

Contact Information
Hanford Fire Department
P.O. Box 650 MSIN S3-96
Richland, Washington 99354

How To Apply

To be considered as an eligible candidate, candidates are required to have a valid NTN CPAT and FireTEAM tests and also apply online at Not applying with Mission Support Alliance (MSA) by September 19th at the web-link above is an automatic disqualifier, and those candidates will not be invited for interview.

To schedule testing, go to and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the NTN website. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT link on the website and following the instructions. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

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