Firefighter Position

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Firefighter



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South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Firefighter

Last updated on December 21, 2020
PST Partner Agency since September 08, 2017

Testing Deadline: January 22, 2021.

Important Information

View our hiring announcement here!

Your PST-administered written exam must be completed by January 22, 2021.

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 by mail (ATTN: Vanessa Allen) or via email to, or via Fax 360-925-3818 by 1700 on January 22, 2021.

Community Information

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue serves an estimated population of 75,018 citizens and is governed by a board of five (5) elected Fire Commissioners who focus on the needs of the community and progressively set the policy and direction for the district at large. The Fire District covers approximately 118 square miles in the Port Orchard and surrounding communities. 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, and office staff.

Department Information

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue employs 9 Engine Companies, 1 Ladder Company, 4 Medic Units and 6 Aid Units. The Operations Division includes the coordination of our paid staff of 83 and also utilizes over 50 volunteer firefighters. These personnel are stationed throughout the district at one of the six 24-hour staffed stations and six 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. The settings for these stations include waterfront, urban, suburban and truck communities.

Area Information

County: Kitsap
Population: 75,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is January 22, 2021.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is January 22, 2021.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue will be establishing an eligibility list for a one-year period.  The list will be established and maintained from scores that are received prior to the 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.

Salary Information

Firefighter wage range is $5,210 - $7,443 per month, depending on qualifications, plus benefits.

Benefit Information

Health Care: WFCA PPO Plus plan, the District will pay 100% of the employee’s premium costs and 97% 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.

Employer matching Deferred Comp options available.

Tuition reimbursement. 

Education and wellness incentives.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Firefighter Requirements

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

PST or any verifiable CPAT within the last 12 months.

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 by time of hire
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
EMT Certification Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores January 22, 2021

Contact Information

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue - Firefighter

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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