Employment Opportunities

Applications closed - Firefighter


Firefighter  (tentative hiring schedule)

The City of Asheville application period for the position of firefighter is generally open June through July 22. To be notified when the position is posted, please fill out a job interest card.  If interested, please apply online.

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: TBA

Physical Ability testing TBA

Panel Interviews TBA

Chief Interviews TBA

Completion of all pre-employment conditional requirements will be completed by first of November.   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