Firefighter/EMT: Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Deadline: June 14, 2018


Deadline: June 14, 2018

Salary: $48,144.72 Annually

Job Description:

The final eligibility (hiring) list will be ranked by overall points. Points shall be earned through the online (written) exam and honorable US military service (with a valid DD214 form), if applicable. Date and time of application will be used to determine list standing in the event that 2 or more individuals have the same number of overall points.
We will use the eligibility list to hire emergency response positions until the list has been deemed void by the Fire Chief. (1) When a potential opening occurs, the District will reference the eligibility list to find the highest ranking individual who holds the professional certifications and qualifications we desire for that opening. (2)The most qualified individuals will be contacted to participate in the final testing and interviews specifically designed for that opening. (3) Final testing may include participation in a physical agility test, a written test, and oral interviews, if deemed appropriate for the position. (4) The Fire Chief will choose from the most qualified final candidates for each opening. You are responsible for informing KCFR, in writing, of any changes to your contact information (including email address).IMPORTANT: Please note that these positions are no longer covered under Social Security, as a result from the Social Security Section 218 Proclamation 2012-02.

To be eligible to test you must have met the following minimum requirements as of the date you submit your application:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age, and
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license, and
  3. Have a High School Diploma or GED, and
  4. Have a current EMT license. (NREMT or State EMT certifications) – Continued employment is contingent on obtaining an Idaho State EMT card,and
  5. Have obtained IFSAC FF1 Certification or Equivalent – We will consider IFSAC FF1 equivalency in the following formats: 1) Certification of successful completion of an IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting course. OR 2) Obtain documentation from your current Training Officer outlining in detail how your training meets the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting standards (specific curriculum and hours). This documentation must be on their Fire District/Department letterhead and include the Training Officers name, current contact phone number, and email address.
    Please do not apply until you have a current EMT license. You are required to provide us with a copy of your current EMT license (card must include Number, Effective/Expiration Dates, Provider Level), at the time of application.

How to Apply: (Deadline for Applications 4:00 PM, PDT on Thursday, June 14, 2018)
Part 1: Go to to print our application; complete the entire application packet
Part 2: Cover Letter
Part 3: Provide a copy of your current State EMT or NREMT license
Part 4: Provide a copy of your IFSAC FF1 or Equivalent Certification/Documentation
Part 5: Required Exam Fee – $15.00 (see information below)
*Veterans wishing to claim preference points must also attach a copy of the DD214 form to your application (must be an honorable discharge).

Applications will be accepted through postal services, hand-delivered, or email. No late applications will be accepted – NO EXCEPTIONS. Failure to complete and submit ALL application materials together will disqualify your application.

Kootenai County Fire & Rescue – Administration Attn: Jayme Nipp
1590 E. Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID 83854

Application packets will be processed and all individuals will be notified of eligibility/ineligibility to take our written exam at our Administration office scheduled for June 25th & 26th. Applicant notifications will be sent in a timely manner, but please allow time for review and processing due to a high volume of applications.

REQUIRED FEE: KCFR is charging a $15.00 (fifteen dollar) fee to take our exam. With your application, please send us the exam fee. This is a non-refundable fee unless you are deemed ineligible to test, if this occurs, you will be refunded the full amount. Note: If we do not receive this fee with your application, you will be ineligible to take the online exam and unable to participate in our testing process.

NOTE: Applicants may order the practice “NFST Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: guides/. The NFST Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to access the instant download successfully!

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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