Employment Opportunities

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Are you interested in joining our team of dedicated professionals?  Employment is governed by the City's Civil Service Rules. Below is information on how to apply.  

Current Collective Bargaining Agreement

Entry-Level Positions

The Aberdeen Fire Department utilizes National Testing Network for testing for entry-level positions.  When the department has the need to create a new eligibility list, it will use a list of the top scoring candidates that meet the minimum qualifications as provided by National Testing Network.  Top scoring candidates will be invited to participate in an oral board interview process conducted by the Aberdeen Fire Department.

ENTRY-LEVEL job qualifications and APPLICANT informaTION

To apply for an entry-level position, visit National Testing Network.

THE ABERDEEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ANTICIPATES CONDUCTING ORAL BOARD INTERVIEWS FOR ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC CANDIDATES IN MID-MARCH, 2024.  VISIT NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK TO SCHEDULE YOUR WRITTEN AND PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTS PRIOR TO MARCH 8, 2024.

Lateral Positions

The City of Aberdeen has an open continuous recruitment for Lateral Firefighter/EMT and Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic.  Lateral applicants are those who have current experience as a career firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic.  When the department has the need to establish a new lateral eligibility list, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral board interview process conducted by the Aberdeen Fire Department.

Lateral job qualifications and applicant information

To apply for a lateral position, visit the City of Aberdeen Human Resources Job Oppurtunites page.

THE ABERDEEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ANTICIPATES CONDUCTING ORAL BOARD INTERVIEWS FOR LATERAL FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC CANDIDATES IN MID-MARCH, 2024.  SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CITY OF ABERDEEN HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO MARCH 8, 2024.

Volunteer Firefighting

The Aberdeen Fire Department does not utilize volunteer firefighters.  If you are a resident of the City of Aberdeen and are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, many of our surrounding departments may be able to help.  Contact them directly for more information about their programs.