Translation Disclaimer

Berkeley Fire Department Recruitment Homepage
Berkeley Fire Department Recruitment Homepage


Application Process:

Application Period

  Application Filing Period:     June 27 – August 1, 2016

  Written Test Dates:              August 20 and 24, 2016


  Candidate Orientation Workshops:        August 20 and 24, 2016

  Open House Dates:             August 20 and 24, September 23 and 24, 2016


  For additional information and submission of a job interest card, go to



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.


Fire Bottom Banner


Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Berkeley Fire Department Recruitment Homepage, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-3473
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903