MOUNT VERNON FIRE DEPARTMENT
910 CLEVELAND AVE
MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON 98273
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Updated: September 14, 2020
Position Title: Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of Mount Vernon will be pulling applications on October 1, 2020. Testing and Interviews will take place October 12th to 20th, 2020.To be considered for this round of hiring, all applications must be submitted by September 30, 2020.
Candidates must complete an online application in order to be considered for this position. Applications can be found here.
These positions require a valid CPAT.
Salary Information: (2019 wages)
Department Website: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov/145/Fire
The Mount Vernon Fire Department is responsible for fire prevention and investigation, fire suppression, emergency medical services, as well as Emergency Management for the City. This year our firefighters will respond to over 8,260 emergency and non-emergency calls. The Fire Department is an integral part of the community development planning process.
Department personnel respond from three stations strategically located around the geographical center of the City and from our neighboring Fire District on McLean Rd. Each City station houses a fire engine staffed with a minimum of 2 personnel. In addition to the engine companies, Station 1 also houses a brush unit, support vehicle, as well as a reserve engine and reserve ambulance. Station 2 is home to the ladder truck, the Mount Vernon Medic Unit (M129), a BLS Unit (A129), a reserve engine, and the Battalion Chief. Station 3 has a front line engine and a cross staffed ALS Unit (M139). The primary engines, ladder and City ambulance are staffed with career firefighters, and the additional equipment is dependent upon career callback staffing. The Department provides both advanced and basic life support. The Department and Fire District 2 have a joint agreement which enables us to house a third ambulance at their McLean Road headquarters. The McLean Road station is home to the Mount Vernon Medic Unit (M119). This unit covers our citizens of west Mount Vernon.
The Department functions under a typical paramilitary rank structure common to most firedepartments in the county. Each shift is supervised by a Battalion Chief who is stationed at the headquarters station and responds to fires and multi-engine non-fire events. Each fire station is supervised by a station captain, who is responsible for the function of all shifts assigned to that station. Each piece of equipment has an assigned officer and operator.
Our Mission: To Protect the Lives, Property and Environment of Mount Vernon and to minimize losses when emergencies occur.
Our Vision: Making a Positive Difference.
City Information: Mount Vernon is alive with adventure throughout its spectacularly diverse 1,920 square miles. From glacially carved Cascade Mountains, seasonally colorful farmland and more than 125 square miles of water features, there are outstanding opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, rafting, hiking, biking and bird watching.
Other fun activities include visiting gardens and parks, golfing, gaming, driving scenic byways and enjoying entertainment options.
Mount Vernon offers a vibrant mix of office, retail, restaurant and professional services on the shores of beautiful Skagit River. It’s also one of the unique areas in the country that offers high speed, state of the art fiber optic technology.
The City is a non-charter Code City which utilizes a strong Mayor-Council form of government. Mount Vernon is the largest city in Skagit County with a population of 35,051.
The City of Mount Vernon is characterized by it’s “hometown” atmosphere, where residentsand government work together in a trusting environment.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes or the ability to obtain one within six months and must successfully complete the employer’s driving program: “Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention”
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Ability to obtain a FF1 Certification upon completion of the Washington State Fire Academy. (City will send candidate to Academy)
Prior Experience: 1 year of experience as a certified Paramedic preferred.
Necessary Certifications: Possess a Washington State EMT/Paramedic certification, National Registry or other state equivalency with the ability to be certified in Washington by date of hire.
Additional Requirements: Must meet medical, psychological and Civil Service requirements. Will be required to pass a Skagit County Paramedic knowledge exam and skills assessment. Must possess CPAT Certification by hire date.
Movement through the application process will be determined by the applicant’s test and interview scores. Not all applicants will progress through the enitre process. The entire application process will include: