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: Written test results will be emailed by the week of June 24th. Do NOT email or call to ask for your results - this page will be updated if there is a change. The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation will take place on June 28 & June 29. This oriendation is completely optional. Personal History Questionnaires (PHQs) will be reviewed between now and the first Trial of CPAT. CPAT Trial 1 will take place on July 20, August 1, and August 3. An email with sign-up information will be sent out the week of the 24th. If you have already taken CPAT with another IAFF-licensed facility, 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: 

  • June 28 & June 29: CPAT Orientation
  • 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: Conditional offers will be sent out to those moving forward no later than the week of July 1st. You must pass polygraphs, Occupational Health screenings, a physical, and have favorable references in order to move forward with hiring.

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • July 1: Conditional Offers
  • July 8 - July 16: Polygraph
  • August 20 - August 22: Health Screenings & Physicals

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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