Career Firefighter/EMT


For Yakima County Agencies Only

The Selah Fire Department is now accepting employment applications to develop a hiring list for the full-time, entry level firefighter/EMT position. The current starting salary for this position is expected to be $54,700 annually.

Applications due by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021:

To apply, deliver the following to:

Treesa Morales – Human Resource Manager
Selah City Hall; 115 West Naches Ave
Selah, WA 98942

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Professional Resume
  3. Completed Application
  4. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
  5. Copies of Certifications expected as Minimum Requirements, including a current:
    • Washington State EMT certification
    • Wildland Red Card FF II or higher
    • Washington State E.V.I.P certification
    • IFSAC Firefighter I certification or equivalent

2021 Firefighter Application Packet

Proposed Hiring Timeline

Thurs, Sept 16Cover letter, resume, and application due by 5:00pm
Thurs, Sept 30Knowledge Assessment held at Selah Fire Station 21 at 6:00 pm
Tues, October 12 Physical Agility Test (Combat Challenge) at Yakima Station 95
Tues, October 19 Situational Assessment Center held at Selah Fire Station 21
Thurs, October 28Oral Board held at Selah Fire Station 21
TBACivil Service Meeting to Certify Candidate Ranking
Tues, November 9 Chiefs’ Interviews of Finalists
Fri, November 12 Position Offered Contingent on a Successful LEOFF 2 Physical Examination and Background Investigation
Mon, January 3, 2022 Anticipated Starting Date

The City reserves the right to make minor changes to this schedule as necessary.