Application Process

Submitting an Application

The City of Bremerton does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes. You can apply for current openings by any of the following methods:

A separate city application must be submitted, either via on-line or paper application, for each position you are applying for. The announcement for each position will state whether or not further documentation is required. 

Resumes alone will not be sufficient for consideration. Completed paper application packets may be submitted in person or by mail. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date unless otherwise indicated.

Application Screening

Read the announcement thoroughly, submitting an application packet without all required documentation will prevent you from being further considered.

Examination Process

For all recruitments, the examination process will be specified in the job announcement. Applicants will be notified approximately 2 weeks after the closing date of the announcement whether or not they have been selected to participate in the examination process.

Examinations may include written tests, personal qualifications, physical or performance tests, or evaluations of experience. They may also include interviews, or any suitable evaluation of fitness, or any combination of such tests. Each examination shall include one or more of the above mentioned examination options.

The examination announcement includes a list of all parts of the examination, minimum passing scores, applicant limit, and weight assigned to each part of the examination.

For Civil Service recruitments, a candidate who feels that the scope, content, or practicality of any part of an examination is unfair may file an examination protest in writing with the Civil Service Officer within five working days immediately following the administration of the exam.

Exam scores are released to candidates following the examination protest period. Candidates will be notified of the results of their exam either either by mail or email.

Hiring Process

Candidates who pass the examination(s) are placed on a hiring list. Registers remain in effect for 1 year.

Departments request the certification of an eligible register as vacancies occur. When the Human Resources Department receives a certification request from a manager, a list of the top 3 candidates for Civil Service eligible registers and the top five from non-Civil Service hiring lists are sent to the hiring authority.

The hiring department then makes their final selection from any one of the top 3 or 5 (depending on type of hiring list) candidates.

Time Frame

The application and examination process takes approximately 4-8 weeks to complete depending on the position and the complexity of the examination(s).

For more information contact Leighann Denton at 360-473-2320, or Debbie Klinefelter at 360-473-5348.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any disability.