Career Opportunities

​Consider a Rewarding Career with the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Join our Team of DEDICATED, COMPASSIONATE, and HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. Become a Virginia Beach Firefighter!​

​​​​​​​​​The application process for Firefighter Recruit and Certified Firefighter has now closed.

Firefighter Recruit Applicants:  Personal History Questionnaires (PHQs) are currently being reviewd and may take several weeks to go through them all. CPAT Trial 1 will take place on July 30, August 1, and August 3. An email with sign-up information will be sent out soon. If you have already taken CPAT with another IAFF-licensed facility or plan to, you will be required to submit the card or certificate as proof as well as provide a copy of the facility's contact information. Please note that we will only accept cards from another facility that are dated between January 30, 2019 - July 30, 2019.

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • July 30, August 1, & August 3: CPAT Trial 1
  • September 7: CPAT Trail 2
  • October 5: CPAT Trail 3
  • October 14 - October 18: Structured Oral Interviews (SOIs)


Certified Firefighter Applicants: Official Conditional Offer Letters will be mailed out within the next two weeks. These offers are contingent on (1) being medically deemed fit for duty by the City's Occupational Health Department through a Pre-Placement Physical and Baseline Fitness Assessment and (2) the results of FBI fingerprints, polygraph results, and CPS background checks (3) receipt of all required documents.

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • July 8 - July 16: Polygraph
  • August 20 - August 22: Health Screenings & Physicals
  • September 26: New Member Orientation (NMO)

Important Note to ALL Candidates: Please make sure all contact information is up-to-date. Dates are subject to change.

For further questions or to be placed on the Interest List for future job postings, please email


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