Firefighter Recruit: Long Beach California Deadline: December 22, 2017

Firefighter Recruit

Deadline: December 22, 2017

Salary: $5,023.72 – $10,922.17 Monthly

Job Description:


Accepting online applications only.  Apply online 24 hours a day, beginning at 7:30 a.m., December 18, 2017 through 4:30 p.m., December 22, 2017.
For more information about the Fire Recruit examination, go to the Fire Recruit Information Sheet.
JOIN US for our Fire Recruit 2017 Workshop. Please click on the link for more information


Under immediate supervision in a training capacity, develops qualifications for the position of Firefighter; receives academy instruction in Fire Department Policies and Procedures, firefighting, hazardous materials handling, rescue techniques, emergency medical procedures, physical fitness techniques, safety procedures, community relations, and operation of firefighting equipment; observes and interacts, under supervision, with Fire Department personnel in the performance of firefighting and medical emergency duties; and performs training and/or administrative duties as required.


Qualified candidates must satisfy requirements A, B, and C by the filing deadline, December 22, 2017:
A.  A valid driver’s license.
B.  Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
C.  High school diploma or GED equivalency.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification required at time of final selection/appointment to the Fire Recruit Academy.
Completion of the FireTeam entry-level, firefighter examination is required.  All testing must be completed through National Testing Network (NTN) by January 5, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website for more information and to schedule a testing date as soon as possible.
Completion of a City of Long Beach job application is also required and will be available 7:30 a.m., December 18, 2017 through 4:30 p.m., December 22, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to complete their testing through NTN before the application filing period.
A fee is required to take the FireTeam examination.  Limited fee waivers are available through the City of Long Beach, on a first come, first served basis.  Proof of financial need is required.
Ability to:

  • read, comprehend, and retain technical training materials;
  • endure strenuous physical activity requiring good balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength;
  • make effective decisions; promote teamwork and effective human relations skills;
  • effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Willingness to: comply with Long Beach Fire Department’s Policies and Procedures, including grooming standards.
A physical examination to include medical history and physical examination screening for heart and lung function, blood and urine tests, and supplemental testing as required to determine that the applicant is free of disqualifying medical conditions as described in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 Standard on Medical Requirements.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Paramedic certification; bilingual English/Spanish or English/ Southeast Asian language skills; and college level Fire Science coursework/degree.SELECTION PROCEDURE

Application Packet………………………………… Qualifying
Math Examination…………………………..Qualifying
Reading Examination……………………………. Qualifying
Video Scenario Examination………………………….. 70%
Mechanical Aptitude Examination………………….. 30%
For information on testing, compensation, orientation dates and benefits with the Long Beach Fire Department, click on Fire Recruit Information Sheet.
A minimum rating of 70 must be attained in each part of the examination.  Candidates passing all phases of the examination will be placed on the eligible list.  Certification by score bands may be considered based on an analysis of test results.
The Long Beach Fire Department will require successful completion of the Biddle Consolidated Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to conditional offer of employment.  After a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to pass a reference check, thorough background investigation, and a job-related medical examination.
In support of the City’s Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public. 


How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.


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