APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING SEPTEMBER 4th
Firefighter (tentative hiring schedule)
The City of Asheville will begin accepting applications for the position of firefighter on September 4, 2015. If interested, please apply online - deadline is October 2nd.
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. Number to call for scheduling will be posted soon.
The written exam takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete and dates are set for:
Thursday, October 8th at 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 10th at 8:30 am
Saturday, October 10th at 1:30pm
Physical Ability testing will held November 2-11.
Panel interviews are the week of November 16th.
Chief interviews will begin December 3rd.
Tentative start date of academy is January 25th.
All dates are subject to change and we will notify you by email as needed throughout the process.
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
Annual Leave - 12 days per year
Deferred Compensation Plan
401 (k) Contribution
Dependent Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Long Term Disability
Medical and Dependent Care
On-Site Medical Office
Sick Leave - 12 days per year
Sick Leave Sharing Bank
Holiday Leave - 11 days per year