SUNNYSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT
513 S. 8TH STREET
SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON 98944
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Updated: September 25, 2018
Probationary Firefighter / EMT (Step 1)Classification: Firefighter with EMT Certificate
Firefighter I or equivalent with EMT-B Certificate or higher at time of hire (National Registry and/or Washington State). Credentialed paramedics that apply in this classification will be considered and may be hired under this classification and may transfer to vacant Firefighter/Paramedic positions with the approval of the Fire Chief.The City of Sunnyside is currently establishing an eligibility list to fill one current and up to four additional vacancies projected in January 2019. The application closing date is tentatively set for October 22, 2018. In order to be considered, please complete the FireTEAM test and submit the required documents by the closing date. In order to submit the necessary documentation, please log in to your NTN account and upload the scanned documents. If you have any questions please contact NTN support.
The Sunnyside Fire Department fills vacant career Firefighter positions from a pre-established hiring list. This list is built through National Testing Network and then certified by the Civil Service Commission. Interested applicants must have a current CPAT certificate at the time of hire. An unexpired CPAT certificate from any IAFF accredited agency will be accepted and must be uploaded with your PHQ to be considered. Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 8.27.03 current Sunnyside Volunteer Firefighters in good standing may be awarded service credit preference points as part of the competitive candidate selection process.Salary Information: 2018 Firefighter $56,055 (Step 1) to $68,107 (Step 5) per year plus incentives and premium pay. Firefighter/EMTs that become paramedics after the initial date of hire may upon approval of the Fire Chief additionally receive 10% of top FF salary as an EMS incentive pay once cleared to function in Yakima County.
Benefits Information: This position is represented by IAFF Local 3542. Generous benefits include: 13 Kelly Days, combined vacation/holiday leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage for employee and dependents, and sick leave. Employees in this classification fall under the Washington State LEOFF II pension program.
Department Information: Established in 1905 the mission of the Sunnyside Fire Department is to provide a dedicated, professional level of emergency services to the citizens of Sunnyside and the surrounding area; to effectively reduce the loss of life and damage to property at incidents that do occur; and to provide proactive programs in fire prevention and public education. Based in the tenants of Trust, Duty, Honor and Integrity the mission of the will be accomplished through cooperative efforts and using available funding in a cost-effective manner, by seeking out and utilizing new technologies, partnership opportunities and ideas to meet the diverse needs of the Community; and by providing support, training, and encouragement to the members of this Fire Department.Today the Sunnyside Fire Department, a combination organization with 18 approved staff and over 25 volunteers is an all-hazards agency deploying resources for fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation as well as advanced life support ambulance transport services to much of the lower Yakima Valley. Our goal is to have exceptional people providing compassionate service capable to safely provide a rapid response to meet the needs of our community and the surrounding area.
Age: 18 years of age or older at time of application to agency.
US Citizen: US Citizen or documentation of eligibility for employment in U.S.
High School Grad/GED: High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Valid unrestricted Washington State Driver's License or ability to obtain through reciprocity upon hire with good driving record to satisfaction of insurance carrier.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Ability to read, write and speak another language is considered to be an asset. Preference Points may be awarded for Spanish speaking applicants.
Vision: 20/50 naked vision
College: College degrees are not required but are highly preferred. Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 8.27.02 service credit preference points may be awarded for completion of an AA degree in Fire Science or for graduation from a technical school in firefighting. Educational incentive pay may be awarded after one year of employment pursuant to the current collective bargaining agreement.
Prior Experience: One year career or three years volunteer fire & EMS experience in a similarly sized or larger organization is preferred. IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter I or above is highly desired while completion of an equivalent basic firefighting academy or recruit school is required without a valid Firefighter I certificate. Candidates with no fire training and/or EMS experience will not be considered for employment under this announcement. All Fire & EMS certifications must be uploaded for review and consideration.
Candidates hired into this classification will be expected to successfully complete a one-year probationary period and successfully obtain and maintain IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazmat Operations, NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800, NWCG Red Card and EVIP certifications at a minimum as a condition of continued employment. Preference may be given to those who already hold these credentials. Additional training in hazardous materials, fire inspection, and technical rescue will be provided with the attainment of national certification highly encouraged.
All Fire & EMS certifications must be uploaded for review and consideration.
Fit-For-Duty: Must pass NFPA 1582 physical and medical screening examinations.
EMT Certification: Current National Registry or WA State EMT certification is required and must be maintained for duration of employment in classification.
AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS : All candidates will undergo a thorough and comprehensive background investigation pursuant to Washington law to determine suitability for employment in this job classification.
The City of Sunnyside is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex or pregnancy, marital status, age (40+), sexual orientation, veteran, disability, or other protected class status as defined in RCW 49.60, federal, state and local law, and is compliant with the ADA, GINA, ADEA, EPA, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.