Firefighter Candidate Testing (March 2018)

City of Gallatin

Gallatin, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

The City of Gallatin Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighter candidates testing. The test will be held on Saturday, March 24th.  Testing of firefighter candidates does not necessarily indicate available openings.  An eligibility list will be created as a result of this test and utilized to fill future openings in addition to current openings. Aptitude and physical agility tests will be administered to final candidates as part of the selection process. Firefighters average 56 hours per week. The schedule is a rotating shift with weekend work required. The starting rate is $11.70 + excellent benefits.

Position Requirements

Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma/GED.  Must be able to respond to the assigned Fire Station within 45 minutes in case of call back for emergency service.  Must complete FEMA online courses IS-100 and IS-700 within six months of employment.  Must have valid driver’s license.  Must meet physical standards established by the Gallatin Fire Department.

The following skills are preferred:  Commissioned Firefighters from State of Tennessee, Firefighting Certifications from accredited fire school, Certified as First Responders or EMTs. All non-Tennessee certifications must meet reciprocity standards established by the State of Tennessee. 


Application Instructions

Persons wishing to test must apply online at  Under the How Do I tab, click on Employment Opportunities. Once the Employment page pulls up, click the apply button and follow the instructions. All completed applications must be received no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Testing invitations will be emailed out to eligible candidates after the closing date. EOE.

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