Hiring Qualifications

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Required Qualifications: 

        • Minimum Age: 18 (at the time application is made) 
        • Valid drivers’ license from state of residence, with a reasonable driving record 
        • High school diploma or GED certificate (consideration will be given to college course work from an
          accredited institution) 
        • Successful completion of a rigid physical examination and drug screen 
                o Far visual acuity should be at least 20/30 binocular with contact lenses or glasses 
                o Far visual acuity uncorrected should be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contact
                   lenses or glasses 
                o Successful long-term soft lens wearers should not be subject to uncorrected criterion 
        • United States citizenship or legal alien status (must provide proof of identity and authorization to
           work in the United States) 
        • No residency requirements currently exist

Preferred Qualifications:

These are not requirements, but preference will be given to candidates with these qualifications: 
        • Clean driving record 
        • College experience with a degree 
        • EMT-Basic Certification 
        • Physically ready to meet the final requirements of the Trainings Abilities Course at time of entry 
        • Some firefighting experience