Greensboro Fire Department


Fire Department

1510 N. Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405

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The City of Greensboro Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the 79th Recruit Academy!

All of our actions are guided by our commitment to and measured by our success in building public trust and the future we and the community desire. Critical to our success is maintaining a work environment that fosters employee commitment to public service and making a difference in the lives of our residents.

Hiring Salary:   $43,214.00
Full Salary Range:  $43,214.00- $52,632.00

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum age: 18 (at the time you apply)
  • Must have a valid driver's license from state of residence, with a reasonable driving record and NO DWI convictions within 3 years of applying
  • Must pass the Firefighters Abilities Test (FFAT), Suitability Test, and panel interview
  • Must have a high school diploma/G.E.D. Certificate 
  • Must pass a rigid medical examination, drug screen, and background check
  • Must be a United States citizen or authorized to work in the United States
  • Applicants must list at least three references on their application
  • Corrected vision shall be at least 20/20 (Titmus) for both eyes together, and each eye separately, uncorrected vision shall be at least 20/100 (Titmus) in both eyes together but must correct to 20/20 with glasses or soft contacts, color vision deficiency is not acceptable, monocular vision is not acceptable
  • Hearing-cumulative loss shall not exceed pre-determined frequencies in either ear, shall not have a combined loss of greater than 160 dB in both ears, hearing aids are not acceptable 
An Ideal Candidate Would Also Possess (Preferred Qualifications):
  • College Degree/ related coursework with experience
  • Previous Experience as a Professional Firefighter 


Special Notes Concerning this Position:

City of Greensboro firefighters are not eligible to receive Social Security. However, firefighters are eligible to participate in LGERS, deferred comp, etc.
This application requires that applicants answer "all "supplemental questions.
Proof of certifications will be required prior to interviews.
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