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

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 Regional 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 29 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.  Those personnel staff a fire engine or ambulance, depending on the emergency.  In addition to the Fire Chief, the department has an Interim Assistant Chief, a Fire Marshal, a Training Captain, 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

2019 salary range for firefighter position: $5,763.84- $7,211.68 per month plus additional paramedic, longevity and education pay.

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 is adding Shift Battalion Chief positions in July 2019.  When that process is complete, the department’s organizational chart will be Department Organizational Chart-July 2019.

The City of Mukilteo hires lateral and entry applicants for our firefighter and firefighter/paramedic positions.  The process is slightly different for lateral and entry candidates.

  • Lateral candidates: applications for lateral candidates are accepted continuously.  A completed application includes the online application as well a resume and supporting documenation, which are uploaded with the application.  Testing is done periodically for qualified candidates.  Apply through the City’s portal at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mukilteo.
  • Entry candidates:  apply through Public Safety Testing, which conducts the City of Mukilteo’s written and physical ability examinations. Please visit their website at www.publicsafetytesting.com to select a testing date, time and location.

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.

Firefighter/EMT  Lateral applications accepted contiuously at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mukilteo

Job Description: Firefighter-EMT Lateral Job Description August 2015

Entry-level and Lateral) RequirementsEntry and Lateral Firefighter/EMT Agency Requirements

Firefighter/Paramedic Lateral applications accepted contiuously at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mukilteo

Job Description: Firefighter-Paramedic Lateral Job Description August 2015

Entry-level and Lateral) RequirementsEntry and Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Agency Requirements

Fire Captain

Job Description: Fire Captain Job Description August 2015

NEW!! Shift Battalion Chief

NEW!! Job Description: Battalion Chief Job Description June 2018

NEW!! Announcement


Agency Disqualifiers (List on Public Safety Testing takes precedence):  MFD disqualifiers

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