Thank you for your interest in employment as a Pittsburgh Firefighter Recruit. We are currently accepting online applications for Firefighter. The recruitment period will end November 14, 2008. The tentative written examination date is Saturday, December 13, 2008. Dates for the Physical Ability Examination will be announced.

General Firefighter Requirements

Firefighter Recruit applicants must be:

At least eighteen years of age at the time of filing the application.
A resident of the City of Pittsburgh at the time of filing the online application and continuously remain a Pittsburgh resident up to and throughout employment.
In excellent physical condition with vision corrected to at least 20/30.
Possess a current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License and also be able to obtain and maintain throughout employment the Department of Public Safety, Fire Bureau-Driver's Certification of Emergency Apparatus.
Able to obtain and maintain the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.
The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts a pre-employment and promotional background investigation on all applicants being considered for positions. Applicants may be disqualified from consideration based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).

2008 Firefighter Salary Rates

Firefighter Recruit: $132.27 per day while in the Training Academy.
$34,390 per year upon graduation from the Training Academy.
(2008 Salary)

Firefighter Benefits

Health insurance
Life insurance
Vision and dental insurance
Pension plan
Paid vacation and holidays
Uniform allowance
Promotional opportunities
(Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)

NOTE: The filing deadline is November 14, 2008. If you need assistance in filing your online application, contact the Civil Service Office, 4th Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on or before 4:45 P.M., Friday, November 14, 2008.

Go to the link below to apply. Good luck !!!

Assistant Chief Brent Collins, Cleveland Fire Dept. Entry Level Contributor Author since 2002

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