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Kirkland Fire Department

  • ** Note: Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2017.     The Department anticipates interviewing numerous applicants.   Those invited to an interview will be the top-scoring applicants on the written exam.

    In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the PST written and PST CPAT tests by March 31, 2017.

     

    Kirkland uses "continuous testing" to periodically establish/update the Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list.   

    Under Kirkland's Civil Service system, only the top-scoring applicants on the written test will be invited to interview for the Firefighter position.

     

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for this agency, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!


  • Contact Information

    Kirkland Fire Department
    123 Fifth Avenue
    Kirkland, Washington 98033
    Phone: 425.587.3000
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/19/2012 | Last updated: 01/03/2017

Community Information

Kirkland, incorporated in 1905, is on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. With Bellevue and Redmond and Seattle just minutes away, Kirkland provides easy access to urban areas while still maintaining a suburban feel. City now has a population of approximately 81,000 and is the 12th largest city in Washington. Kirkland covers 18 square miles and has nearly 10 miles of shoreline.

THE CITY OF KIRKLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Department Information

See City Website.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 80,836
  • County: King

Agency Requirements:

 
  • Important Information

    ** Note: Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2017.     The Department anticipates interviewing numerous applicants.   Those invited to an interview will be the top-scoring applicants on the written exam.

    In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the PST written and PST CPAT tests by March 31, 2017.

     

    Kirkland uses "continuous testing" to periodically establish/update the Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list.   

    Under Kirkland's Civil Service system, only the top-scoring applicants on the written test will be invited to interview for the Firefighter position.

     

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for this agency, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 19   X
US Citizen Yes, or have the ability to legally work in the U.S. by the time of application. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Within medical standards. X  
Other Ability to maintain and uphold values and norms of Fire Department.
Employees are our most valued resource.
Customer service - both to our internal and external customers is essential.
We value mutual respect.
We are committed to an environment that fosters change.
We encourage positive communications in all forms.
We believe active participation in decision making strengthens our investment in the organization.
Leaders involve, inform, inspire, and support.
We believe in effective teamwork.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Quarterly    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
PotentialAdult and juvenile felony/misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Employment
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Current Hiring Status

Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Civil Service Firefighter eligibility list in late spring, 2017. The Department anticipates interviewing numerous applicants. Those invited to an interview will be the top-scoring applicants on the written exam.

In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the written and CPAT tests by March 31, 2017.

Salary Information

$5,813 - $7,855/month (2017 rates)  

 

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision, Life Insurance, LEOFF Retirement, Deferred Comp Plans, Sick/Vacation/Holiday Pay

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