Application Filing Period: February 23 – March 30, 2015
Written Test Dates: April 16, 18, 20, 2015
Open House Dates: April 16, 18, 20, 30, 2015 and May 2, 3, 2015
For additional information and submission of a job interest card, go to www.cityofberkeley.info/jobs
Step One - Application & Supplemental Questionaire:
Each applicant must meet the Minimum Qualifications. Review the Job Brochure and the General Information Booklet, and complete an online Job Application during the open application period listed above.
Step Two - Testing Process:
Applicants will be scheduled for a written exam. Candidates who pass the written exam will be placed on an "eligibility list." A selected number of these eligibles will be invited to the departmental selection interviews.
Step Three - Department Selection Process:
The Department Selection Process includes:
Applicants will be notified of the scheduled testing date, time and location.
Step Four - Background Investigation & Pre-Employment Medical
Applicants will be asked to sign an authorization form allowing the Berkeley Fire Department to conduct background checks. Information gained in the background investigation will be used in consideration of candidates and their possible employment as entry level Firefighters.
All candidates must successfully pass the medical exam including pre-employment drug screening (may also include pre-employment psychological exam) in order to be eligible for consideration for employment.