All applicants should check their status online at www.vbgov.com/careers AFTER March 7, 2014. If you've forgotten your WAVE username and password, contact Human Resources at 757-385-4157.
The Written Test will be held February 11th, 2014 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Make-up dates will not be scheduled. Applicants will be emailed instructions to register for a test session. Only applicants who have registered will be permitted to take the Written Test.
Applicants must also bring the following documents for test admission:
• Photo Proof of Identification i.e. Driver's License, Military ID
An optional Study Guide is available for applicants to purchase. Click here to access the Study Guide.
MORE ABOUT THE WRITTEN TEST:
The National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI) consists of a series of multiple-choice questions and rating scales designed to test important cognitive abilities and personality attributes that are necessary for effective job performance as a firefighter.
The examination measures eleven essential areas grouped in two sections: cognitive and personality. The cognitive section consists of verbal comprehension, verbal expression, problem sensitivity, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, information ordering, mathematical reasoning and number facility. The personality section consists of stress tolerance, team orientation and motivation/attitude.
STUDY GUIDE (optional)
A study guide is available for purchase. While not required, VBFD recommends that you purchase the NFSI Study Guide. The study guide is designed to help you become acquainted with the types of questions included in the examination. It will also inform you of the rules governing the testing process, provide you with some general test-taking strategies, provide you with specific instructions for completing the examination answer sheet, and provide you with information about common testing errors and strategies for avoiding them. The NFSI Study Guide is available at www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com.