Current Employment Opportunites



The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has an immediate opening for a Human Resources Manager. This is a temporary, part-time, independent contract position. The pay scale is up to $75/hour, depending on experience. This is an on-site position.

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has 45 full-time career firefighter positions,13 full-time administrative positions, and 15 volunteer firefighters. The Department has grown significantly over the past 15 years, as has the need for professional HR expertise.

Immediate priorities include recruitment and retention of staffing, HR generalist support, and evaluation of Department HR needs in the future. The successful candidate should have a BA/BS degree in an applicable field, six or more years of experience with progressive HR support responsibilities, and proven staffing experience.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume to . Open until filled, first read of applications is March 1, 2024.



Bainbridge Island Fire Department has immediate openings for Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic.  Applicants must have graduated from the University of Washington/Harborview Paramedic Training Program.  Generous bonuses and promissory note payoffs are available.

  • View the lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Announcement
  • View the lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Job Description
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to



The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is now accepting test scores via Public Safety Testing (PST) for employment.  Visit PST here

All successful applicants will be sent to an EMT and Firefighter I academy.

To be considered for employment, you must:

  • Meet the required qualifications listed in the job description, excluding IFSAC Firefighter I and EMT,
  • Pass the Public Safety Testing firefighter test and submit your score to BIFD, and 

Submit proof of passing the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within twelve months prior to the application closing date. 

  • Documentation should be submitted with your application. 

Note:  BIFD does not conduct the CPAT. Third-party options such as Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network are available.

Questions may be emailed to



The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, social orientation, age, marital status, national origin, or physical disability unless based on a bonafide occupation qualification.