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Careers with fire District 7

Career Firefighter/ EMT

Kittitas County Fire District 7 is seeking highly motivated candidates that are interested in being selected for a full time Firefighter/EMT position. Applicants must be self-motivated and able to work efficiently. Thanks to a levy lid lift, the District is looking to hire additional firefighters to staff a 2nd station on the east end of our District in the next year. These positions will provide 24/7 coverage for fire and emergency medical service emergencies. The prospective candidate will be evaluated based on many aspects to include; education, training, physician’s examination, written test, assessment lab and Chief’s interview. Successful candidates must produce a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) prior to an offer of employment. The District will maintain an eligibility list for a period of 2 years with the option to extend. Testing deadline for this hiring list is 4pm on September 9th, 2022.

Please contact Eryn A Micallef at accounting@kcfd7.com or 509-656-4100 with any questions.

District Overview:

Our team of 10 career staff and over 40 volunteer personnel provide service utilizing one staffed station and seven volunteer stations to serve a response area of 126 square miles in Central Washington. With a population of over 5,500 residents in 2021, the district responded to 837 calls for service, a record for the agency. 68% related to EMS and the balance was split between wildland and structural fire, hazmat, and technical rescue. The district is responsible for covering over 40 miles of State Highway and Interstate, including 19 miles of I-90. The fire district sees over 31,000 vehicles pass through daily, doubling on most weekends and holidays. Thanks to a levy lid lift, the district will be hiring additional firefighters to staff a 2nd station full-time in 2023 bringing the total number of firefighters to 16. 

KCFD7 career firefighters are non-exempt and represented by IAFF Local 4880 “Upper Kittitas County Firefighters & Paramedics”. KCFD7 provides a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Deferred Compensation, Washington State LEOFF Retirement, Sick Leave, Holiday, and Vacation time.

Required Qualifications are:

  • Current EMT certification (Wa State or National Registry) at application.
  • CPAT Certification: Current, valid CPAT certification from a verifiable CPAT program must be provided prior to offer of employment. Certification must be less than 365 calendar days old.
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Legal U.S. resident or current work visa.
  • Able to communicate the English language clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Prior to Employment, applicants must pass a medical and comprehensive background check.

Desirable Qualifications include:

  • Wildland FF2 or higher
  • Two years of structural fire experience
  • Two or Four-year degree

Military Preference:

Military preference credit will be awarded in accordance with RCW 41.04. Applicants claiming military preference must do so by attaching evidence of their military service (Form DD214 or discharge orders). If Form DD214 or discharge orders are not submitted, military preference percentage will not be awarded.