Lateral Firefighter - The City offers a Lateral Entry Program for individuals holding both a Firefighter (TCFP) and EMT Basic (or higher) (National Registry or DSHS) certification. Eligible TCFP/DSHS certified candidates may be placed up to $73,785.00 per year depending on qualifications.
The Lateral Entry Program will help recruit qualified dual certified Firefighter/Paramedics. As a part of the hiring process, the Fire Chief will meet with the background investigator to confirm that the applicant meets the criteria to take advantage of this program.
Be dual certified: Firefighter (TCFP) and EMT Basic (or higher) (National Registry or DSHS Certification).
Have at least one (1) year prior full-time work experience with similar duties in a comparable fire and/or EMS agency; one year of experience will qualify for advancing one step to a maximum of 8 steps (Step 19.08).
Must not have had a break in service as a Firefighter and/or EMT Basic (or higher) of more than 180 days prior to the applicant's conditional job offer.
Physical Fitness Assessment:
Candidates should be prepared to take the Physical Fitness Assessment.