Firefighter: Reno Nevada

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Salary: $52,673.75 – $74,383.55 Annually

Job Description:

This is an open competitive opportunity for individuals who meet the minimum qualifications. This is a continuous testing process that will establish an eligibility list for current and future openings. As applications are received, results will be merged into one eligible list according to final ratings, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission: Rule VI, Section 11, Continuous Examination.

This is the entry level position for the Fire Department with responsibility for firefighting, life saving, and other related work activities connected with the response to emergency and other incidents, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, facility maintenance, work and skill readiness and other related tasks. 

Examples of Essential Functions

Respond to fires and other emergency or public assistance incidents in a timely, safe, and skilled manner and participate in their control through hose laying, ladder operations, ventilation, extinguishment, salvage and other activities as part of team effort.

Rescue person endangered by fires or other hazards and administer first aid to injured parties when assigned.

Conduct inspections and other fire prevention tasks including fire safety education to eliminate or reduce fire hazards and enforce fire codes.

Develop and maintain high levels of work knowledge and skills for various duties through training, manipulative drills and other skill maintenance programs.

Operate and maintain properly and safely firefighting and other related equipment and apparatus in an efficient and effective manner.

Keep fire station and other facilities in a clean, orderly and usable condition.

Assist in completing other day-to-day work such as record keeping and map maintenance.

Perform various public information and relations tasks, as appropriate and assigned through written and oral form.

Maintain an adequate level of physical fitness to perform firefighting, rescue, equipment operation, and other related tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet all minimum qualifications at the time of appointment. 

Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a current, valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.
Possession of current, valid Nevada Emergency Medical Technician certification or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification,
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).

Note: Applicants who do not currently meet the minimum EMT certification requirements at the time of application must submit proof of enrollment in either one of the certification processes as part of their online application to be considered further in the hiring process. 

Supplemental Information

The Reno Fire Department through the Civil Service Commission requires firefighter applicants to pass the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN) examination to be eligible for hire. After you have completed the exam, you will need to apply through the City’s process to be placed on the eligible list. 

If you have not already taken the NTN exam, you may sign up at, select Fire and sign up for the Reno Fire Department. 
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Reno Civil Service Commission. Your final ranking on the eligible list will be determined by your most recent score received from NTN. 
National Testing Network, Inc.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and CPAT testing in a standardized, professional environment. They do not replace the Reno Fire Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. Please visit for additional information about what to expect when testing with the National Testing Network. 

If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Questions about the information on this announcement and updates to application information should be directed to the Office of the Civil Service Commission at (775) 334-2223 or

The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter. 


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


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