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Are you interested in becoming part of the Tumwater Fire Department?

 

We're hiring five (5) Firefighters in 2019. Apply Today!

The City of Tumwater is actively seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter. Firefighters provide emergency assistance and protective services to people in our community. The City will hire five (5) Firefighters in 2019. 

Applicants interested in this position must complete the Fire Selection Tool written test through Public Safety Testing. Please visit their website, www.PublicSafetyTesting.com, to register for testing. Be sure to select Tumwater Fire Department under the Puget Sound agency section. 

Candidates must score 80% or more on the written test and submit their scores to Tumwater by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2019. All qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a speed interview. See below for full recruitment process and schedule.
 
City of Tumwater applications will be collected at a later date and only from those candidates that are invited to participate in the Oral Board interviews.
 
*A valid Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is required at the time of appointment. If a candidate does not have a valid CPAT certification and receives a conditional offer, the City will pay the CPAT testing fee.
 
Note: CPAT will be accepted from PST or another agency provider licensed by the IAFF/IAFC. CPAT testing is a condition of hire and proof of certification must be provided prior to September 1, 2019. CPAT testing must be completed between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2019.

2019 Entry Firefighter Wage: $5287/month (Recruit); $6042/month after six months

New Selection Process

Step 1: Applicants interested in this position must complete the written exam (Firefighter Selection Tool) through Public Safety Testing (PST). Please visit the Public Safety testing website (www.PublicSafetyTesting.com) for information regarding the testing process. All written tests must be completed by June 7, 2019. Note: A valid CPAT certification is required at the time of appointment. If a candidate does not have a valid CPAT certification and receives a conditional offer, the City will pay the CPAT testing fee. 

Step 2: All candidates with a combined score of 80.00% on the PST written test will invited to participate in 9-minute speed interviews scheduled for June 24-28, 2019, in Tumwater. Candidates must pass with a minimum of 70% to be considered for the next step. Volunteer points are added to passing scores for those that qualify.

Step 3: Top candidates from speed interviews will be invited to participate in oral board interviews scheduled for July 8-11, 2019, in Tumwater. At the time of invitation for oral boards, applicants will be required to complete a City of Tumwater application. Candidates must pass with a minimum of 70%.

Step 4: Candidates will be placed on a ranked eligibility register based on their scores achieved on PST Written Exam (30%) and the Oral Board Interviews (70%), plus Veteran's preference. Final scores will be posted around July 12, 2019.

Step 5: The most qualified candidates will be invited to a Chief's Interview scheduled for July 22-26, 2019 in Tumwater.

Step 6: Around July 31, 2019, conditional offers of employment will be issued and background and reference checks will begin. Candidates will be required to participate in pre-employment screenings, including a medical exam, in Tumwater sometime between August  1-16. Candidates will not be required to stay in Tumwater the full duration of that time period, but must be available to attend the medical exam in Tumwater during that period.

A valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification is required at the time of appointment. Proof of certification must be provided prior to September 1, 2019. If a candidate does not have a valid CPAT certification and receives a conditional offer, the City will pay the CPAT testing fee. CPAT certification is accepted from PST or another agency provider licensed by the IAFF/IAFC. To be valid, CPAT testing must be completed between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2019. 

Step 7: September 3, 2019 - Successful candidates will begin Firefighter Recruit Academy located at Bates Technical College in Tacoma.

Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.

Questions?

Please review the Hiring FAQs or About the Position for more information. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at (360) 754-4122.

Tumwater hires Paramedics too! 

Testing for Firefighter/Paramedic positions is coordinated through Thurston County Medic One. Call Medic One at (360) 704-2780 for more information.