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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Morgantown Fire Department Accepting Applications for Firefighter

Morgantown Fire Department Patch

MORGANTOWN – The Morgantown Fire Department is currently accepting applications for placement on a competitive hiring list for entry level firefighter positions.

Potential applicants can obtain an application from the Morgantown City Clerk’s office at 389 Spruce St., Morgantown, West Virginia or on the city’s website at morgantownwv.gov/jobs. Application deadline is April 11, 2018 along with a $25 application fee.

Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on the date of the written examination. They must be a citizen of the United States for three years, possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate, and a valid driver’s license.

Open houses and agility test practices will be held at the Northside Fire Station on March 10, 2018 and March 31, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The agility test will take place on May 12, 2018 at 8 a.m. at the Northside Fire Station.

Those who pass the agility test will receive a test booklet to study for the Written Civil Service Exam. This test will be held on June 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. The location for this exam is yet to be determined.

Applicants who pass both exams will be placed on an employment list, and upon movement in rank or retirement, will be called upon to move forward with the hiring process. Veterans will receive preference points under West Virginia Code §6-13-1.

If hired, candidates must establish and maintain a permanent residence within a 15-air mile radius of 228 South High St., Morgantown, West Virginia, after serving a one-year probationary period. 

For more information about the position, visit morgantownwv.gov/jobs, or contact the Morgantown City Clerk’s office at 304-284-7439. For more information about the agility test, watch the video on the Morgantown Fire Department's webpage.

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