The Mercer Island Fire Department is a progressive fire agency that exemplifies professionalism and service to the community. The department employs 28 firefighters in the suppression ranks, who serve a unique community with a population of roughly 23,000. The department offers many opportunities to its staff.
Starting $67,804 annually.
Top Firefighter $95,638 (Includes longevity pay) annually.
- Work Hours: Firefighters work a 48/96 hour shift schedule. Shifts are based on a 48-hour work week.(2 days ON, 4 days OFF)
- Uniforms: Each firefighter is provided with full uniforms and equipment.
- Insurance: The City pays 100% of an firefighterís medical and dental premiums, and 90% of qualified family memberís premiums.
- Vacation: Starting, 5 paid shifts per year.
- Holiday: 5 paid shifts per year.
- Sick Leave: Earn 20 hours per month.
- Retirement: Firefighters are enrolled in the State Retirement Plan (Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters, Plan 2). A deferred compensation plan is also available.
- High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.
- AA degree or equivalent hours, at time of written test.
- 18 years of age by the date the written exam is given (no exceptions).
- Ability to perform the physically demanding functions of the job.
- Ability to meet minimum medical standards after a job offer is made.
- Ability to pass a background investigation prior to being hired.
- Ability to work 24 OR 48 hour shifts, or a regular 40 hour work week when assigned
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Ability to read a map.
- Ability to deal with people in a compassionate, friendly and effective manner under stress and unpleasant conditions.
- Ability to meet performance and regulatory standards.
- Ability to operate equipment safely and work with basic mechanical tools.
- A valid Washington Stateís Drivers License, or ability to obtain a license as needed.
- Ability to meet driving record requirements.
- US Citizen or documentation of ability to work in the United States (may vary in accordance with Civil Service rules for each jurisdiction).
- Complete application materials.
- Pass the written test.
- Pass the physical agility test.
- Undergo a thorough background investigation, to include a polygraph test and psychological evaluation.
- Participate in an oral interview.
- Undergo a medical examination, to include drug screening.