Firefighter Position

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Paramedic



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South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Paramedic

Last updated on February 02, 2024
PST Partner Agency since May 25, 2022

Vacancies: 10

Testing Deadline: April 14, 2024.

Important Information

Your PST-administered written exam must be completed by April 14, 2024, but applications will be reviewed as they come in.  This is a highly competitive recruitment so the sooner you can test the sooner your application will be reviewed. 

You must have successfully passed a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) conducted by Public Safety Testing (PST) or National Testing Network (NTN) within the last 12 months and, if conducted by NTN, you must provide proof of certification when submitting your formal application packet to South Kitsap Fire & Rescue (do not submit proof to PST).

The South Kitsap Fire & Rescue application packet can be found by clicking here.

You must send proof of NTN CPAT and a completed South Kitsap Fire and Rescue application either in person, via email  

Community Information

The South Kitsap Community has its center in the City of Port Orchard, WA. Surrounding the county seat lies the 12 stations of South Kitsap Fire and Rescue (SKFR). The settings for these stations include waterfront, urban, suburban, and rural communities. These communities include the City of Port Orchard, Orchard Heights, Retsil, Manchester, Olalla, Burley, Glenwood, Sunnyslope, Navy Yard City, and Gorst. Altogether, these small communities and neighborhoods encompass 117 square miles and set the boundaries for our district.

The district serves an estimated population of 79,429 citizens and is governed by a board of five elected fire commissioners who focus on the needs of the community and progressively set the policy and direction for the district at large.

The headquarters station, located in the Orchard Heights neighborhood, is the central office for the district’s Administrative Division and management team. The fire chief and two deputy chiefs oversee three division chiefs, four battalion chiefs and office staff. Organizationally, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is served through the Emergency Services Section and Administrative Services Section.

Department Information

The Emergency Services Section includes the coordination of our career firefighters, volunteer firefighter program, and fire prevention. South Kitsap Fire and Rescue maintains a career staff of 106 and also utilizes over 30 volunteer firefighters and support staff. These personnel are stationed throughout the district at one of the seven 24-hour staffed stations or five volunteer stations. As South Kitsap Fire and Rescue prepares for its future, our goal is to provide the most effective and efficient level of service possible within the limits of our available resources.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Administrative Services Section encompasses physical resources, computer services, human resources, and administrative support staff. Physical resources include equipping, supplying, and maintaining all district facilities; purchasing and maintaining emergency and staff vehicles; and providing tools, equipment, and uniforms for all of our members.

Services provided by SKFR include but are not limited to all types of natural and manmade emergencies including fire responses, ALS and BLS emergency medical services and transports, rescue events, hazardous conditions, emergent and non-emergent service calls, business inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement, hydrant inspections, and public education and information.

Area Information

County: Kitsap
Population: 79,429
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Paramedic has 10 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is April 14, 2024.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is April 14, 2024.

The position will remain open until filled, we will use eligibility list listing and maintained from scores that are received on application deadline from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are expected to be filled by the "rule of three". Conditional offers of employment will include successfully passing a driver’s background check, criminal background check, background investigation, psychological exam and medical exam to include drug testing.

Multiple Vacanices 

Salary Information

$7,931.02-$11,103.40 per month depending on role/qualifications

Benefit Information

Health Care: WFCA PPO Plus plan, the District will pay 100% of the employee’s premium costs and 95% premiums costs for employee’s eligible insured dependents.

Kelly Days: 16 Kelly days per year.

Vacation: 12 hours per month (increases with years of service).

Sick leave: 9 days per year.

Deferred Comp available.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

You must send proof of NTN CPAT and a completed South Kitsap Fire and Rescue application either in person, via email by 1700 on  April 14, 2024.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Paramedic Certification Yes
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Contact Information

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Paramedic

1974 Fircrest Dr SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366 Kitsap County


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

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