Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016, applicants can log on to our new applicant tracking system iCIMS to complete an applicant profile and to complete the Firefighter application. Yahoo users are strongly advised to create alternative e-mail addresses. The Commission regularly sends out mass e-mail correspondences. Yahoo identifies mass e-mails as spam. Therefore, you are at risk of missing critical information.
Application is now CLOSED.
A limited number of applications will be accepted and there are a limited number of Firefighter Written Test appointments. Therefore, you will not be allowed to schedule a test appointment at this time. Also, if you had tested in the year 2015, you are not eligible to test at this time.
Upon verification of your eligibility and acceptance of your application, selected applicants will be scheduled to attendone Denver Fire Department Orientation/Mentoring session. Attendance is mandatory for consideration for further processing with the Denver Fire Department.
Sessions are tentatively scheduled for the evenings of February 9, 10, and 11, 2016.
The selected applicants who complete the Orientation/Mentoring session will be sent an e-mail invitation to schedule a Firefighter Written Test appointment. Due to the limited number of test appointments, walk-in testing will not be allowed.
By Invitation Only - Firefighter Testing begins on Monday, March 1, 2016 and ends on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Minimum qualification requirements and study guide information can be found on our website at www.denvergov.org/civilservice
The Civil Service Commission has established a first tier of Minimum Qualifications that a Fire applicant must meet in order to be eligible to test. Those who do not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be subject to "automatic disqualification."
Applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications. Except as noted herein, any failure to meet one or more of the minimum qualifications will result in your immediate disqualification. Please note that some standards have particular time limits associated with them. If this applies to your situation, you may later become eligible and apply once those time limits have lapsed.If you have already scheduled an appointment and find that you do not meet the minimum qualifications, please contact the Denver Civil Service Commission at (720) 913-3365.
The minimum qualifications for Firefighter have been updated effective April 15, 2011. Please see the following link to Commission Rule 3, Qualifications for Original Appointment.
No one expects a Fire applicant to have a "perfect" background. However, your background is required to reflect the maturity, integrity and judgment appropriate for a Firefighter; otherwise you are not likely to be successful in the testing/selection process.
Firefighters are required to demonstrate the highest possible personal integrity through their honesty and ethical conduct. Firefighters must be truthful. Firefighters need to faithfully perform their duties and always do the right thing for the right reason.
Firefighters must possess good common sense and must demonstrate through their past behavior that they can analyze a situation quickly, make sound and responsible decisions and take appropriate action.The Commission will conduct criminal and motor vehicle records checks. The Commission considers your age at the time of any offense, the severity of the offense and any fines and/or penalties imposed. Any demonstrated behaviors that exhibit a pattern of unwillingness to comply with laws, rules, regulations or orders raises serious concerns about your character and your judgment.
Do not assume that juvenile records are automatically cleared upon becoming an adult. Additionally, accepting a plea bargain or completing a deferred judgment or sentence does not necessarily clear your criminal record. Please verify your eligibility prior to submitting a Fire application.
Firefighters must demonstrate maturity, good decision making skills, initiative and the ability to follow through on commitments without constant supervision and detailed instruction. Firefighters must critically analyze options and determine an appropriate course of action in a given situation. Firefighters must maintain good working relationships and must be able to interact effectively with the public.
Firefighters must deal effectively with others in a cooperative and courteous manner. Firefighters must be able to work effectively alone or as a member of a larger team. Firefighters must demonstrate impartiality in dealing with issues of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, disability, religion and cultural diversity.
Firefighters must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of a Firefighter (with or without reasonable accommodation). The mental and physical demands of the Fire Academy followed by an extensive probationary period and rigorous work schedules place heavy demands on those entrusted to serve as a Firefighter. Are you physically and mentally prepared to become a Firefighter?
All visitors to the Webb Building are subject to security screening.
For questions regarding Firefighting positions, please contact:
Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department
Jeff Wilson, CSC Senior HR Professional