Edmond Fire Department Recruitment
The Edmond Fire Department will be accepting online applications for the rank of Firefighter/Recruit beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 through Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Applicants who successfully complete all initial required phases of the hiring process will be maintained on a potential hiring list for a period of 18 months. Interested parties must fill out an application at Edmond.com/jobs.
For applicants currently going through the Fire Department Recruitment Process:
- Please note that we will notify those moving on to the physical ability testing via email if there are any changes in the dates of testing due to weather.
- If you are moving on to the physical ability test, we will also notify you via email regarding a sign-up form for practice times.
Edmond Fire Department Hiring Qualifications
- Citizen of the United States or have Resident Alien Status.
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- High school graduate or approved equivalent.
- Must demonstrate the ability to perform all required job functions and successfully complete a minimum physical/agility test as set forth by the City of Edmond and the Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension and Retirement System.
- Qualify in a battery of mental aptitude tests.
- Pass a rigid background investigation.
- Must possess a valid Oklahoma state driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier. (any valid driver license is acceptable for application purpose, valid Oklahoma driver license required for employment)
What to Expect from the Hiring Process
The hiring process for the Edmond Fire Department takes approximately 4 months to complete. There are several steps included that the interested individual MUST complete prior to being considered for employment. After each step the number of candidates moving forward to the next step is decreased due to individual performance on that process step.
- City of Edmond Questionnaire and Application
- Physical Ability Test Demonstration and Practice
- Physical Ability Practice Sessions
- Written Examination
- Physical ability Test (See video below.)
- Board Interview
- Fire Chief’s Interview
- Polygraph Exam
- CPI Psychological Testing
- Various Background checks
- State Pension Board Physical
- Post Offer Pre-Placement Physical Screening
The Edmond Fire Department looks for individuals with high levels of integrity, honesty, compassion and moral character. A desire to serve, a strong sense of work ethic and ability to communicate well with others are very important.
Once an individual is hired, they will attend the approximately 5 month Edmond Fire Department Recruit Academy.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Edmond is an equal opportunity employer. Edmond does not discriminate against employees and/or potential employees. Adverse action based upon an applicant's and/or employee's race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, pregnancy, disability, genetic information and military service is expressly prohibited. No decision affecting the terms, conditions and/or benefits of employment with the City of Edmond is based upon an individual's membership in any of the aforementioned protected classes.
All applicants must possess, or obtain a minimum certification of a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) within 18 months from date of hire and maintain certification and approval to operate under the Department Medical Director's license while working within the Suppression or Training Divisions for the duration of employment with the City of Edmond Fire Department.
The Edmond Fire Department does not require any specific licensure or certifications to apply for a position in our department. Due to job requirements and needs for department personnel, preference points are awarded to applicants who provide proof of appropriate licensure as a nationally registered EMT-B, EMT-A, or EMT-P as follows.
- Increase of 5% of final written score total for EMT-B.
- Increase of 5% of final written score total for EMT-A.
- Increase of 10% of final written score total for EMT-P.
Preference points will only be awarded to individuals who successfully pass the written test battery and who provide appropriate proof of current licensure at their assigned written test.