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:  The Final Test for CPAT will take place on Saturday, October 5th at 9:00AM (EST). 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. Invites for Structured Oral Interviews will be sent out the week of September 23rd to those that have passed their PHQ review and have passed CPAT. (NOTE: Please be advised that if further background, missing documentation, and/or PHQ review results in disqualifying information, you may be removed from the hiring process)

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • October 5: CPAT Trail 3
  • October 14 - October 18: Structured Oral Interviews (SOIs)
  • November 1: Conditional Offers
  • November 4 - November 18: Polygraph


Certified Firefighter Applicants: Congratulations to all Certified Candidates! Your first day will be New Member Orientation on September 26th. Welcome to the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Fire Department!

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • 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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