Seattle Department of Human Resources Susan McNab, Director (Acting)


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Online Registration (preferred method)

Quickly register online and securely pay your registration fee with Visa or MasterCard. If you are unable to pay the fee due to financial hardship, you will be given the option of completing a fee waiver.

Fire Entry-Level Exam Application
Application Period: October 6-December 29, 2006
Exam dates: Written exam - January 20, 2007

Please click on "Position Requirements" to view tentative dates for oral exams and further information on the exam process

Please click here for information on the Written Exam Study Workshops

Police Entry-Level Exam Application

Application Period for March 4, 2007 Exam:  October 7, 2006 through February 2, 2007.

Lateral Applicants Please Note:
You will be tested over a 2 day-period, Sunday & Monday, the 4th and 5th of March. You will take the written exam on Sunday, March 4th. If you pass the written exam, you will be scheduled to participate in a physical agility exam late that afternoon. If you pass both the written and physical agility exams you will be scheduled for an oral board interview and required to fill out a Personal History Questionnaire on Monday, March 5, 2007.

Out-of-state Entry-Level Candidates Please Note:
If you pass the written and video exams on March 4th (papers will be graded on site), you will be invited to participate in a physical agility exam on the afternoon of March 4th. If you also pass the physical agility exam, you will be required to take a portion of the psychological exam on Monday, March 5, 2007.

Pick-up an Application
During an open or ongoing application filing period, application forms for Fire and Police Exams may also be obtained at the Personnel Department Job Information Center located at:

City of Seattle
Personnel Department
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, 54th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Request an Application by Mail
During an open or ongoing application filing period, an application may be requested through the mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope ($.39 stamp for Fire Fighter Application and $.55 for Police Officer Application) to:

City of Seattle
Personnel Department
P.O. Box 34028
Seattle, WA 98124-4028

Please write "Fire Fighter" or "Police Officer" in the lower right hand corner of the envelope to indicate which application you are requesting.

Questions and Assistance
Questions about the application process, exams, test dates, or other related information should be directed to the Personnel Department Fire & Police Exams Unit at: (206) 615-0581 (Fire) or (206) 684-0235 (Police).

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and is committed to diversity in the workplace.