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The Mukilteo Fire Department relies on a dedicated team of self-motivated professionals to deliver quality service to the community.

We are currently accepting applications for Fire Fighter/Paramedic and Fire Fighter/EMT, both lateral and entry. Application deadline is September 16, 2021.

Apply here:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mukilteo

About Mukilteo

Mukilteo is a waterfront community situated on Puget Sound in southern Snohomish County between Everett and Lynnwood, and is about 25 miles north of Seattle.  This scenic area has views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Northern Cascade Mountains to the north and east.  Mukilteo is the home to the historic 1906 Mukilteo Light Station, located within Lighthouse Park which offers an accessible beach, picnic area and boat launch.  The city is also a regional transportation hub for the State Ferry System that connects Mukilteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island.

Today, the city’s population is the seventh largest in Snohomish County and has grown to 21,240 (April 2017) and its diverse, multi-cultural residents continue to share a great sense of pride, history and tradition of community involvement. Mukilteo amenities include quaint shopping areas, restaurants, financial institutions and several parks and open spaces for recreational opportunities. The city is also a neighbor to the Boeing Company, Paine Field Airport and other major employers along a technology corridor that reaches from northern King County through Mukilteo.

About the Mukilteo Fire Department

The Mukilteo Fire Department began a multi-year reorganization process in 2015 under the guiding vision “Excellence in Public Service.”  Duties and responsibilities of the department include prevention services, fire suppression services, fire cause and origin investigation, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness and response, and other special operations.

The Fire Chief is the administrative head of the department.  The authorized strength of 30 personnel respond from two stations, Station 24 in Old Town and Station 25 in Harbour Pointe.  Each station has three personnel on duty around the clock.  The three shifts work a 48/96 rotation.  Those personnel staff a fire engine or ambulance, depending on the emergency.  The administrative staff, in addition to the Fire Chief, includes three Shift Battalion Chief officers, a Fire Marshal, and a Senior Department Assistant.  All administrative staff have offices at Station 25.

The department receives funds from the City’s General Fund, an Emergency Medical Services levy, and billing for ambulance transports.  The department is organized into three divisions, Administration, Operations, and Prevention.

Salary and Benefit Information

2021 salary range for firefighter position: $6,070.34- $7,595.16 per month plus applicable incentives.

Paramedic incentive:

  • 8% incentive at time of hire, increasing to 10% after completing probation.

Education incentive:

  • 2% for AA Degree
  • 4% for BA Degree or higher

Longevity pay:

  • Completion of 6 – 10 continued years of service: 1% of base salary
  • Completion of 11 – 15 continued years of service: 2% of base salary
  • Completion of 16 – 20 continued years of service: 3% of base salary
  • Completion of 21+ continued years of service: 4% of base salary

The City pays 100% of the medical premium for employee and 90% for dependents. The City pays 100% of the dental and vision insurance premiums for employee and dependents. Additional benefits include life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, LEOFF II retirement plan, deferred compensation plans, educational incentives, and Tuition Reimbursement.

Applicant Information

The department organizational chart is MFD Organizational Chart 9-1-21.

The City of Mukilteo hires lateral and entry applicants for our firefighter and firefighter/paramedic positions.  When the City is accepting applications, they will be posted on the City’s website (link above).

The hiring process for both lateral and entry candidates has been established by the Mukilteo Civil Service Commission and testing is administered by the City’s Civil Service Chief Examiner.  Additional testing may include an oral board interview, physical skills assessments, Chief’s interview, background investigation, medical exam/drug screening, and a psychological evaluation.  Agency DisqualifiersMFD disqualifiers

File: http://mukilteowa.gov/wp-content/uploads/MFD-Organizational-Chart-9-1-21.pdf
Link: https://mukilteowa.gov/departments/fire/employment/mfd-organizational-chart-9-1-21/
File: http://mukilteowa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Agency-Disqualifiers.pdf
Link: https://mukilteowa.gov/departments/fire/employment/agency-disqualifiers/

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