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    Applications closed July 22, 2016- Firefighter


    Firefighter  (tentative hiring schedule)

    The City of Asheville application period for the position of firefighter is June 2, 2016 through July 22, 2016.  If interested, please apply online - deadline is July 22, 2016.

    Thank you for your interest in our hiring process. The Asheville Fire Department's hiring process is as follows:


    Tentative Hiring Schedule:

    Physical Ability Practice sessions: To be announced.   

    The written exam takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete and dates are set for:
    Thursday, August 4th at 5:30pm
    Saturday, August 6th at 8:30am
    Saturday, August 6th at 1:30pm

    Physical Ability testing is August 22nd-27th.

    Panel Interviews will be held September 6th-12th.

    Chief Interviews will be held September 19th-23rd

    Completion of all pre-employment conditional requirements will be completed by first of November. Tentative start date will be January of 2017.   ALL new hires will be required to complete AFD's Fire Academy regardless of prior experience or certifications.

    All dates are subject to change.


    Basic Employment Requirements

    • High School Diploma or GED 
    • 18 years or older Valid Drivers License
    • Excellent physical condition 
    • Successful completion of all testing components
    • Successful completion of thorough background check
    • Successful completion of drug and alcohol screening  



    Starting Salary $32,307/year
    Flex Plan
    Annual Leave - 12 days per year
    Credit Union
    Deferred Compensation Plan
    401 (k) Contribution
    Dependent Life Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Direct Deposit
    Employee Assistance Program
    Life Insurance

    Health Insurance
    Long Term Disability
    Medical and Dependent Care
    On-Site Medical Office
    Training Opportunities
    Sick Leave - 12 days per year
    Sick Leave Sharing Bank
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Holiday Leave - 11 days per year
    Bereavement Leave
    Military Leave

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