Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter
Last updated on January 23, 2024
PST Partner Agency since March 19, 2012
Testing Deadline: February 01, 2024.
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 6, 2023 and February 2024. All test scores are valid for one calendar year.
Applicants must possess a valid CPAT assessment dated between February 6, 2023 and February 2024. 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 2024.
Kirkland Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements
|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
|Driver's License Required
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
|No adult felony convictions at any time.
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language
|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
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
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
You may also click on the test event of interest below to sign up:
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