Firefighter Position

Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter



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Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on March 18, 2024
PST Partner Agency since March 19, 2012

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) is hiring entry level Firefighters.

This is an exciting time to be a Kirkland Firefighter!

Kirkland is continuously accepting applications for the hiring process for Firefighter positions.

The posted testing deadline is not the final day to submit scores, all scores should be submitted prior to this date. The testing deadline is the day that all scores are pulled from PST and used for interview invitations. All candidates should allow ample time for test scores to be uploaded to their profiles prior to the deadline.

The PST written test score is required to be dated between February 1, 2024 and February 2025. All test scores are valid for one calendar year.

Applicants must possess a valid CPAT assessment dated between February 1, 2024 and February 2025. All test scores are valid for one calendar year.

If CPAT is completed through PST, your scores are automatically provided to the Kirkland Fire Department when you apply. If CPAT is completed through another certified provider, upload proof of non-PST CPAT to your personal PST account. Save the file with this naming convention: CPAT-Date of CPAT test-Last Name.

Do not submit CPAT results directly to the Kirkland Fire Department.

The Kirkland Fire Department anticipates the next round of interviews to begin February 2025.

Community Information

The City of Kirkland is home to more than 92,000 people on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington. Kirkland enjoys stunning views of a vibrant waterfront, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. Just ten miles east of downtown Seattle, Kirkland provides easy access to urban hotspots like Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and pro sports stadiums while maintaining a charming, suburban atmosphere. 

Kirkland’s prime eastside location is also a gateway to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest including: 1,000 feet of shoreline at its own Juanita Beach Park, horseback riding at neighboring Bridle Trails State Park, and a plethora of hiking trails and campgrounds in the surrounding Mount Rainier and Olympic National parks. For skiers, snowboarders and winter sports lovers, Kirkland is just a short drive away from some of the best ski resorts in the region including Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass and the Summit at Snoqualmie.

Kirkland Fire Department carries on the tradition of service, compassion and involvement while serving a diverse and growing community. Kirkland is a wonderful place to work, live and visit. Come join us!

The City of Kirkland is an equal opportunity employer.

Department Information

Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) has a staff of 122 serving residents over 18 square miles from six fire stations, including our brand new Fire Station 24. New construction of Fire Station 27, as well as renovations at existing stations around the city, are underway to help KFD improve firefighter workplace health and safety, become more energy efficient and stay up-to-date on the latest equipment.

KFD is not just about fighting fires. KFD is an “all hazards” response team that includes handling Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescues, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Water Rescues. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) now make up about 75% of KFD’s calls for service.

The mission of the Kirkland Fire Department is to save lives while serving our community. KFD is looking for compassionate, empathetic individuals who value diversity and have the desire to serve in a welcoming community.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 92,175
# of Staff: 122

Hiring Status

Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter has 1 vacancy.

The minimum qualifications to apply are: 1) must be at least 19 years old, 2) must have a high school diploma or GED, 3) be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident or have the ability to legally work in the United States by the time of application.

Salary Information

$7423.66/month (current rates)  

Benefit Information

Medical/Dental/Vision - 100% employer paid for employee and dependents, Life Insurance, LEOFF 2 Retirement, Deferred Comp Plans, Sick/Vacation/Holiday Pay

Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Test scores valid for one calendar year.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

The agency will accept any verifiable CPAT.  Results are valid for one calendar year.  Upload non-PST administered CPATs to your personal PST profile using naming convention:  CPAT-Date of CPAT test-Last Name

Minimum Age 19
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or have the ability to legally work in the U.S. by the time of application.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
Veterans Preference Points Upon certification of hiring list from Civil Service Commission.
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 consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores Once Annually

Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter 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
Potential Adult and juvenile felony/misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified their application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter

123 Fifth Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033 King County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below