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Application Process

How to Apply:

All City of Kirkland jobs are posted on the web at link iconCandidates are able to create a free, secure applicant account and apply online instantly. Resumes and/or application materials submitted via email will NOT be accepted.

Applications for Firefighters, Police Officers, Corrections Officers and Dispatchers are accepted at external link iconwhere candidates can complete an application online and select a testing date for written and physical ability examinations.

If you do not have access to a computer, either contact a local resource (options listed below) or contact the Human Resources Department at 425-587-3210 for assistance.

Local resources for free computer and/or internet access:
Kirkland Library external link icon
308 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 822-2459
Redmond Regional Libraryexternal link icon
15990 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 885-1861
Bellevue Regional Libraryexternal link icon
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 450-1765

Application Process:

Generally, entire application process from the time application screening to the job offer takes approximately 4 to 5 weeks.

You can view screening status of positions that you have applied for by logging into your account in and clicking on the Job Applications tab.

Testing: Many, but not all, positions require testing prior to conducting interviews. Testing, when used, will be job related. If you are invited to test, we will contact you by email and explain what the test will cover, when and where to go, and what (if anything) to bring. Upon review of test results, we will invite a select group of candidates to interview.

Interviewing: If you are selected to interview we will contact you by phone or email.

Background Screening:
Pursuant to RCW 10.97, all finalists for positions are required to complete an authorization for the City of Kirkland to conduct a criminal history check. This may include additional fingerprint-based checks if deemed necessary to obtain the appropriate clearance for the position for which you are applying. Note: A conviction record will not necessarily disqualify you for employment unless such a record would reasonably affect your fitness for the job for which you have applied.

Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process, or those needing an application in an alternative format, please call (425) 587-3210 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (425) 587-3111.

For questions about any of the above information, please contact the City of Kirkland Human Resources Department via email, or call (425) 587-3210.

Human Resources
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3210 | F. 425.587.3215