CLOSED. No longer accepting applications for this position
Selah Fire Department is actively recruiting candidates for the fulltime position of Fire Department Training Officer.
The department is looking for a professional with the energy, vision, desire and passion to help instruct and educate our department. The position requires performing a wide range of duties involving the planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of the training division for a full-service combination career and paid on call fire/EMS emergency response agency. This includes preparing training schedules, coordinating trainings, instructing trainings, record keeping, providing reports and leadership in an officer role. The ideal candidate shall be experienced in firefighting and comfortable in a command role of structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle accidents and value all employees which includes a very strong paid on call firefighter program.
About the Department
We are a full-service combination department providing structural and wildland urban/interface fire suppression, Haz-Mat response, non-transport EMS, public education, code enforcement and fire investigation. We are currently staffed with 12 career and 55 paid on call members, all of which train to Firefighter I standards. We serve a population of over 20,000 and cover 65 square miles out of 4 stations, 1 in the City of Selah and 3 in Yakima County Fire District #2. Call volume for 2022 was 2,064 of which 80% were EMS calls. Our first due response area also extends beyond our districts borders to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife property, US Bureau of Land Management property, Washington State Department of Natural Resources property and into an adjoining county.
Although uniquely isolated, we have major state and interstate highways, rail lines, and air traffic that pass through our initial response area. These transportation routes provide the main connection between eastern and western Washington for commercial, military, and private transportation. We are rimed by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and United States Bureau of Land Management land on our northern border, a military training installation on our eastern border, the City of Yakima, a metro area with a population of over 93,000 and home to Yakima Valley Community College on our southern border, and two small fire districts and United States Forest Service land on our western border.
Applications must be submitted to the following location:
*Qualified applicants will be notified via email regarding details of the testing process which will follow the procedures and timeline as closely as possible. Please make sure you have sufficient access to your email as all information regarding this job recruitment will be conducted via email. If you need accommodations to submit your application packet or prefer to receive communication another way, please contact the Human Resources Department.
Please note: no late submissions will be accepted.
Application Packet Requirements:
|October 2, 2023||—||Advertise position. Application period opens|
|October 23, 2023||—||Application packet received by 5:00 p.m (PST) at Selah City Hall, Attn: Treesa Morales. Marked “Fire Department Training Officer Position”|
|October 24-25, 2023||—||First review of applications and verification of requirements. Per Civil Service Rules, applicants will be given an option to provide missing material until October 25th. Notice of missing documentation will be sent via email. List of top 5 candidates made.|
|October 26, 2023||—||Top 5 candidates notified of process advancement. Written and practical assessment and schedule given out.|
|November 2, 2023||—||Written assessment due and practical assessments held.|
|November 6-8, 2023||—||Chief interview scheduling and interviews.|
|November 9, 2023||—||Civil Service – score approvals.|
|November 13, 2023||—||Conditional job offer made contingent on a successful background investigation, physical examination, and work ability assessment.|
|Nov. 14 – Dec. 8, 2023||—||Background investigation conducted and complete Dr. physical/drug screen – On Scene Medical.|
|November 20, 2023||–|
|Complete medical physical/drug screen with On Scene Medical, Kennewick (at 10:30 a.m.)|
|Week of Dec. 11, 2023||–|
|Work ability test – combat challenge|
|December 13 or 14, 2023||–|
|Final Job offer (dependent on all testing results confirmed).|
|January 1, 2024||—||Anticipated Position hire date & 1st day on the job|
Applicant must be available for all date listed in proposed timeline