Employment Opportunities

We are no longer accepting applications.
The application period closed July 24th, 2017 at 5 p.m.


Firefighter Trainee Applicant Tentative Hiring Schedule

The City of Asheville application period for the position of  is May 29th - July 24th. To be notified when the position is posted, please fill out a firefighter.  If interested, please apply online.

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

  • Written Human Relations and Comprehensive Exams will be held August 3rd,  August 5th and August 6th. Qualified applicants will get notification of their assigned exam date and time.
  • Practice dates for AFD Physical Ability Test will be held at  20 Canoe Lane, Asheville, NC 28804.  Sign ups for practice dates will be available on written exam dates.
  • AFD Physical Ability Testing will be held at 20 Canoe Lane, Asheville 28804 August 21st - August 26th. (Map)
  • Panel Interviews are scheduled September 5th - September 13th.
  • Chief Interviews are scheduled September 18th - September 22nd.
  • AFD Fire Academy will begin January 8, 2018. 

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

All dates are subject to change


Additional Information:


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 $32,630/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