Applying for a Firefighter Position

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2020 Recruiting & Testing Information

Accepting Applications January 10, 2020 - February 14, 2020. Apply now!
Written Exam Monday, March 23, 2020; 5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 8:00 am
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 12:30 pm
 Physical Agility Test Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - candidates will be assigned a testing time after successfully passing the written exam. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be an additional PAT day if necessary.
Interviews Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Out of State Candidates Only*
April 2020 - Dates & Times TBA
Academy August 2020
**All dates and times are subject to change.**

All communication regarding testing times and locations will be sent via E-mail.  Please ensure your E-mail address used to apply is current and still valid.

*Depending on circumstance, some out-of-state candidates may be offered the opportunity to interview the day after completion of the written exam and physical agility test.  This option is very limited and must be required and approved in advance.

Testing Locations (see map)
Written Exam
Police & Fire Training Center
2620 W. Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO
Physical Agility Test     
Fire Training Annex
3131 S. Clifton
Springfield, MO

    Fire Written-PAT Parking Map

Process for Applying for Firefighter

  • Apply online.
  • Submit all required documentation.  Candidates must submit appropriate documentation prior to the application deadline.  For example, if you possess 36 hours of college credit as a minimum qualification, you must submit a college transcript by the deadline.  Candidates who fail to submit appropriate documentation prior to the deadline will not be considered or invited to test.
  • Prepare and watch your email for information regarding the testing cycle.
The eligible list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted.
City employees desiring consideration, please be aware that according to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no city employee “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.” 
Candidates must satisfactorily complete each phase of the testing process to be considered eligible for hire. The list of eligible candidates remains in effect until a new list is established at the completion of the next process - typically the same time the following year.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet
The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing required.