Those interested in applying for the Firefighter Trainee position with the City of Richmond
may apply during a one-day-only event on
Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Applications are not available before this date.
A Firefighter Trainee participates in an intensive training program in basic firefighting and emergency medical treatment. The requirements for application acceptance are graduation from high school or its equivalent, a valid California Driver's License (CDL), a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate, and a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card. The candidate must also:
Be at least 18 years of age at time of application; AND
Be U.S. citizen or authorization to work in the United States; AND
Have vision of at least 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/30 and normal color vision; AND
Be in good physical health, and possess the appropriate physical strengths and abilities to do the work.
In the meantime, please follow this link and fill out a job interest card.
The candidate must be able to pass a written examination. If successful, the candidate is placed on acertification list.
Conditional offer of employment followed by medical examination and psychological test
Once the above has been completed, the candidate may receive an offer letter from the Human Resources Management Department to join the Recruit Academy. Upon successfully completing the academy, a trainee is promoted to the position of Probationary Firefighter for eighteen months.