Applying for a Firefighter Position
2018 Recruiting & Testing Information
|Accepting Applications||January 12, 2018 - March 9, 2018|
|Invitation to Test||E-mailed by Friday, March 30, 2018|
|Written Exam||Monday, April 30, 2018; 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018; 8:00 am|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018; 12:00 pm|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - candidates will be assigned a testing time after successfully passing the written exam.|
|Physical Agility Test|
|Interviews||Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Out of State Candidates Only*|
|Academy||August 20, 2018|
**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.
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.
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.
To apply, complete an online application.