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    Default Spokane 2013 Fire Exam


    $37,704 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $77,979
    Opening Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
    Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2013.
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday, except holidays.

    Performs general duty firefighting work in the preventing, combating, and extinguishing of fires and emergency medical functions. Responds to fire incidents with a company; lays hose; holds and directs nozzle and water streams; raises and climbs ladders; removes persons from danger; administers emergency medical treatment. Drives and operates fire apparatus. Responds to medical emergencies; performs CPR; utilizes medical equipment. Work is heavy in nature, often performed under hazardous conditions, and requires above normal attention to prevent injury. Employee has regular contact with the public, works other than a normal work week and is subject to recall during emergencies.

    OPEN REQUIREMENTS: (All requirements must be met at the time of application.)
    Requires high school diploma or equivalent. No previous experience necessary. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Note: Minimum medical and health standards for this classification are established by state laws. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass the necessary medical/psychological examinations prior to appointment. Note: Applicants are not required to have EMT training or possess EMT certification at the time of application or examination. Applicants must have successfully completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and be eligible for Washington State EMT certification at the time of interview.
    PARAMEDIC APPLICANTS In addition to the above requirements, paramedic applicants must currently possess the National Registry Paramedic credential or Washington State Paramedic license at the time of interview.
    Note: Out-of-state EMT and Paramedic applicants must have completed to reciprocity process with the State of Washington Department of Health prior to appointment. Reciprocity information is available on the DOH website.

    Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

    The examination will consist of a written test and a pass/fail physical performance test. The initial written test will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Spokane Convention Center, East Entrance, Exhibit Hall C, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA. Additional test sessions will be scheduled as needed. Applicants will be notified when to appear for their examination. Approximate duration of the test is 2 hours. The physical performance test will be held at a later date. Applicants will be notified when and where to appear for the physical performance test. Weights will be assigned as follows: Written Test 100%, Physical Performance Pass/Fail.

    The written test may include such subjects as: Reading Comprehension; Interpreting Tables; Situational Judgment; Logical Reasoning; Reading Gauges; Applying Basic Math Rules; Mechanical Aptitude; Spatial Sense; Map Reading; Vocabulary.

    NOTE: Under continuous testing policy, additional examinations may be scheduled with results merged into one eligibility list according to final ratings.

    To apply online or download and print an application, select a link below. To request an application packet be mailed to you, call the Civil Service office at (509) 625-6160. If mailing your application, submit to Civil Service Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3315.
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    took the test last week aproximately 500 people there at the test and planning on hiring aproximately 14-18. They also said we would hear back this week, hoping for good news!

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    Where or when did you hear that? I heard they were only establishing a list. Especially for the fact they just saved the last couple of jobs based on retirements happening in the next year. I can't see how they plan on hiring when they just barely avoided layoffs.

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    Has anyone got the results back from the test yet?

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