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Fire Recruiting

Are You Interested in Becoming a Firefighter for the City of Johns Creek?

Upcoming Assessments

Eligible interest parties will be contacted to schedule an appointment.  Test questions will be based upon information in the IFTSA book entitled Essentials of Firefighting, 5th Edition.
Only those interested parties who receive an email from the City will be permitted to participate in the assessments. These applicants should R.S.V.P. as instructed and bring their completed forms to check-in.

If an applicant does not successfully pass the Interview, he/she will be eligible to reapply.

If an applicant does not successfully pass the Physical Agility Test, he/she will be offered an opportunity to retest one time within the coming three weeks.  If still unsuccessful, he/she will be eligible to reapply.

Dates are to be determined for June 2022.

Steps of the Hiring Process

There are ten steps to the Firefighter hiring process:

Step 1 - Application for Employment

All interested parties must complete the online submission process, which includes your resume and salary requirements.  If selected for further consideration, you will also be asked to complete an Authorization for Release of personal records and/or other forms.

Resumes will not be accepted by email, in person, by mail, or by any other delivery method in lieu of online submission.  False or misleading information will result in immediate disqualification or termination if discovered after being employed.  

If a potential applicant has any disability that causes him/her to be unable to complete the online submission, contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation. 

Step 2 - Written Examination

A written test of a candidates' knowledge of NPQ I and II firefighter skills will be administered to Firefighter applicants, which may be administered online.  Only those candidates who pass the test will move forward in the selection process.  An exception to passing the examination may be granted to non-certified applicants at the City’s discretion.

Step 3 - Oral Panel Interview

An interview to assess applicants' knowledge, experience, decision-making skills, communication skills, and judgment ability will be conducted by the Department. Only those candidates who pass the panel interview will move forward in the selection process.

Step 4 - Physical Agility Test

The Physical Agility Test (PAT) is designed to measure strength, agility and endurance.  The exam follows the Georgia Certified Firefighters Physical Agility Test and will consist of a stair climb, ladder extension, ventilation exercise, hose advance, rescue drag and ladder removal/replacement.  The test is a timed exercise, and the applicant must complete the entire test in seven minutes or less.

NOTE:  Steps 2-4 may not be conducted in the stated order.

Step 5 - Final Interview

Once the recruiting process has been completed and the pool of candidates has been narrowed, a roster of eligible full-time candidates will be compiled.  If an opening for a firefighter occurs, eligible applicants will be invited to participate in final interviews.

The roster of eligible firefighter candidates remains active until exhausted or replaced.  The City reserves the right to delay filling any open position without notice to the eligible candidates.

Step 6 - Conditional Offer of Employment

A conditional offer of employment will be made to a qualified applicant following the final interview.  This offer is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing and passing the remaining steps of the hiring process.

Step 7 - Background Investigation

All applicants will submit to a complete Background Investigation.  As part of the background investigation, we will check the applicant's employment history, fire, financial, education, and military records as well as personal references.  Please note that the background investigation is ongoing and may begin as soon as the application for employment is received.

Step 8 - Polygraph

All sworn positions in the Fire Department require the applicant to submit to a Polygraph Examination.  A polygraph-certified Police Department employee or contractor employed by the City will administer polygraphs.  If results indicate deception, the applicant will be given the opportunity to explain, deny or admit the deception.  A second examination may be administered at the discretion of the City if it is determined to be necessary for consideration of the applicant continuing in the process.  

Step 9 - Medical Evaluation/Drug Screen

The Medical Evaluation is thorough, and it is essential that candidates be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict his/her ability to safely perform work.  This exam will include but is not limited to the following:  EKG, Substance Abuse Screening, Medical Exam, and a TB Test.

Step 10 - Psychological Evaluation

All public safety positions in the Fire Department require the applicant to submit to a Psychological Examination.  The Psychological Evaluation consists of written psychological tests as well an individual oral interview and evaluation by a contracted party on factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job of a Firefighter.  The information evaluated includes psychological tests as well as the background findings.

Note:  Steps 6-9 may not necessarily occur in this order.


Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be able to hear within the normal audible range (200 to 800 Hz) with or without correction
  • Must have 20/20 vision with or without correction
  • Must hold a High School Diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States 
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License (if out of state, must obtain a Georgia license)
  • Candidate must be certified as a State of Georgia AEMT, Cardiac Technician or Paramedic. If out of state, the candidate must be national registry certified to the level of AEMT or higher.
  • FF candidates must either (a) have a minimum of six months uninterrupted full-time fire service experience as a sworn firefighter with a paid, professional fire department,  (b) be a graduate of a Fire Science program with current or pending certification as a firefighter.
  • FF candidates must be a State Certified Firefighter under requirements set forth by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council or NPQ I certified minimum*
  • Candidates must meet the Hiring Standards set by the City of Johns Creek Fire Department
  • No felony conviction
  • No serious speeding (more than 10 miles per hour above limit), at-fault traffic accidents, vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, or misdemeanor convictions/violations/citations within last five (5) years
  • No termination for cause from a local, state, national civil service, or another fire department
  • No convictions (includes Judgment before Probation and Nolo Contendere) of DUI/DWI/BUI within the last three (3) years.  No more than one conviction of DUI/DWI/BUI during lifetime
  • All circumstances surrounding a pending case will be considered before making a final hiring decision
*Any candidate who is NPQ I or NPQ II certified but is not a Georgia State Certified Firefighter must successfully challenge the Georgia Firefighter Certification Examination.

Ineligible if:

  • Georgia State Firefighter Certification or NPQ I or NPQ II Certification has been suspended or revoked or is currently under investigation
  • Has been convicted of a felony 
Georgia State law requires that an applicant be a citizen of the United States as of the date employment commences as evidenced by a certified copy of said candidate's birth certificate or other certified proof of citizenship acceptable to the Council. For information regarding citizenship requirements, contact the USCIS.

You do not have to be a resident of Johns Creek to apply for or work as a JCFD Firefighter.

Selection Process
  • Applicants must meet the John Creek Fire Department's minimum requirements as well as the hiring standards.
  • Please note that the City of Johns Creek reserves the right to modify the selection process based on administrative considerations, legal requirements, or business/operational necessity.


The City of Johns Creek offers a comprehensive employee benefits package. For more information, contact Human Resources:

City of Johns Creek
Human Resources Division
11360 Lakefield Drive
Johns Creek, GA 30097

678-512-3200 or Human Resources

E-Verify ID:  100011

The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.