Applying for a Firefighter Position

We're glad you're interested in applying for the position of City of Springfield Firefighter! Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Facebook page and "Like" us to stay up to date on the Firefighter hiring process.

2016 Recruiting & Testing Information

Accepting Applications January 6, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Invitation to Test Sent by March 15, 2017

  Written Exam & Physical Agility Orientation
March 29, 2017:
  12:30 PM 
March 30, 2017:
   8:00 AM
  12:30 PM   
1st Round Interviews April 3, 2017 - April 19, 2017
2nd Round Interviews May 1, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Physical Agility Test Date/Time/Location TBA
Academy August 2017
All Dates and Times are subject to change. 

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

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.
Depending on circumstance, some out-of-state candidates may be offered the opportunity to interview the day after completion of the written exam. This option will be subject to available interview slots and by prior request only.

Note: To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application.
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.” 

After the entire process concludes, only those applicants who satisfactorily complete each phase of the testing process will 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. To check the status of this position (accepting applications, scheduling testing, 2nd interviews, filled, etc.) please see position status.