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Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter
Last updated on May 04, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 19, 2012
Testing Deadline: February 13, 2023.
Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) is hiring entry level Firefighters.
This is an exciting time to be a Kirkland Firefighter!
Thanks to the passage of Fire Proposition 1 in 2020, we're making major investments in firefighter staffing levels with the goal of hiring 20-25 new firefighters over the next three years, as well as building new fire stations and renovating a number of existing stations.
Kirkland is continuously accepting applications for the hiring process for Firefighter positions.
The PST written test score is required to be dated between February 14, 2022 and February 13, 2023. All test scores are valid for one calendar year.
Applicants must possess a valid CPAT assessment dated between February 14, 2022 and February 13, 2023. 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 March of 2023.
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.
Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) has a staff of 109 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.
# of Staff: 109
Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter has 6 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 13, 2023.
Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) plans on hiring 20-25 new Firefighters over the next three years.
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.
Effective September 1, 2021, Kirkland Fire Department requires all candidates to be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of the interview process.
$6,353 - 8,586/month (current rates)
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 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
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||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.|
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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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