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 reviewed and may take several weeks to go through them all. Please be advised that if further background, missing documentation and PHQ review results in disqualifying information, you may be removed from the hiring process. CPAT Trial 2 will take place on September 2. 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: 

  • September 7: CPAT Trail 2
  • October 5: CPAT Trail 3
  • October 14 - October 18: Structured Oral Interviews (SOIs)
  • November 1: Conditional Offers


Certified Firefighter Applicants: Official Conditional Offer Letters have been sent, please be sure to digitally sign and return them by July 31st. 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: 

  • August 20 - August 22: Health Screenings & Physicals
  • August 30: Final Offers
  • 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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