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At this time due to the uncertainty and economic challenges, we do not have information on recruitment dates. Please check the website at least monthly to obtain the most current information on the status of our next testing process.
BEGINNING A CAREER WITH TUCSON FIRE
Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter with the Tucson Fire Department must first go through the Civil Service testing process. To work for TFD in any uniformed position, a candidate must complete the testing process AND complete the department’s training Academy.
TFD does not hire into any uniform position except for Firefighter.
The following Minimum Requirements must be met in order to apply:
- Must be at least 18 years of age (at time of application)
- Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver’s license
- Sound mental and physical health, good character
Currently, it is not necessary to have either an EMT certification or a Firefighter I or II certification in order to apply. Nor is it necessary to live within the Tucson City limits, although this may be a requirement in the future.
Tucson Fire works in conjunction with the City of Tucson Human Resources Department when it conducts a recruitment and testing process. The process traditionally consists of the following events:
- Application Period
- Written Exam
- Oral Boards
The Application Period is usually open for approximately 2 weeks. During the established time period, candidates must complete an online application.
The Human Resources Department administers the first step in the recruitment process, the written exam. More information will be provided regarding the written exam when the recruitment and testing process is determined.
The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is administered after the written test, and only those candidates scoring high enough on the written test will take the CPAT. The CPAT is a pass/fail test, and will have no numerical impact on a candidate's total score.
The Oral Board Interviews are conducted following the CPAT. Only those candidates scoring high enough on the written exam and passing the CPAT, will be invited for an interview. The oral board interviews will account for a portion of a candidate's total score.
Candidates who successfully complete all three portions of the testing process will be placed on an Eligibility List (“eligible-to-hire” list) according to their rank, where rank is based on a candidate’s total combined score. As positions become available, those applicants scoring high enough on this list will be invited for a second interview. Hiring decisions will be made based on this interview. Pending approval to work as a firefighter from the City Physician (after a thorough physical examination), and a successful background check, those accepted are hired as firefighter Recruits. A probationary period of 18 months is served from the date of hire.
Recruitment information and dates: To Be Determined
Application Site: To Be Determined
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED HERE?
Contact the Training Division (520) 791-4701
Applicants should be aware that successful completion of all phases of the testing process does not guarantee employment. The eligibility list will remain in effect for one year.
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