HomeResidents ­ Human Resources ­ Firefighter Recruiting

Fire Recruiting

We are currently not recruiting certified firefighters.  We have an active job posting for non-certified firefighters from Dec. 28 - Jan. 31, 2023.  Physical agility testing and interviews will be on Feb. 6 and 7, 2023.  If selected, please see step 4 for dates of recruiting school.

Steps of the Hiring Process for Non-Certified Firefighters

 
There are multiple steps to the Firefighter hiring process:

Step 1 - Application for Employment

All interested parties must complete the online submission process, which includes your resume.  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 - Oral Panel Interview

An interview to assess applicants' knowledge, experience, decision-making skills, communication skills, and judgment ability will be conducted by the Department. The interview panel will select the top 5 or six candidates to move forward in the selection process.

Step 3 - 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.  

NOTE:  Steps 1-3 may not be conducted in the stated order.

 

Step 4 – The Top 5/6 candidates are selected for Firefighter Academy.

The Fire Academy will be a joint venture with a neighboring Fire Department.  The Firefighter Recruit Class will start on March 20, 2023; and will conclude around June 9, 2023.  Upon successfully completing the recruiting class, the member would move forward to the EMT-Advanced training.  This course will start around July 1, 2023, and will take approximately 24 weeks.  This class will take place two days a week, and the other three days will be occupied by working in various stations and completing various job-specific tasks.  The member will be on a 40-hour work week for the entirety of the process through Recruit School and the EMT program.  Once they have successfully completed all of these requirements, they will be assigned to their 24-hour shift and station.  If they cannot successfully pass these steps, they will not be qualified for a full offer as a Johns Creek Firefighter.

Step 5 - Conditional Offer of Employment

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

Step 6 - 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, 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 7 - Polygraph

All sworn positions in the Fire Department require the applicant to submit to a Polygraph Examination.  A polygraph-certified Police Department employee or the 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 8 - 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 perform work safely.  This exam will include but is not limited to the following:  EKG, Substance Abuse Screening, Medical Exam, and a TB Test.

Step 9 - 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 as 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 background findings.
 
Steps 6-9 may not necessarily occur in this order.

Step 10 – Attend and successfully pass Firefighter Academy, which includes both the fire portion and EMTA portion.

 

Qualifications

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)
  • 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 the last three (3) years
  • No convictions (including 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 a lifetime
  • All circumstances surrounding a pending case will be considered before making a final hiring decision
Ineligible if:
  • Has been convicted of a felony 

Citizenship

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 the candidate's birth certificate or naturalization certificate. For information regarding citizenship requirements, contact the USCIS.

Residency

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.

Benefits

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.