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    Firefighter  (tentative hiring schedule)

    The City of Asheville application period for the position of firefighter is September 4, 2015 through October 2, 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.   

    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.  AFDPAT will be held at  20 Canoe Lane. A training center map will assist in parking and check in locations. 

    Panel interviews are the week of  November 16th.

    Chief interviews will begin November 30.

    Tentative hire date 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
    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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