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    Firefighter  (most recent hiring schedule)

    The City of Asheville is currently accepting applications for the position of firefighter.  If interested, please apply online - deadline is December 30th.

    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: December 16-18th.   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, January 8th at 5:30pm
    Saturday, January 10th at 8:30am
    Saturday, January 10th at 1:30pm

    Physical Ability testing is February 2nd -11th.

    Panel interviews are the week of February 16th.

    Chief interviews are the week of  February 23rd.

    Completion of all pre-employment conditional requirements March 2nd - March 27th. Tentative hire date March 30th.

    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 $30,832.46 /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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