Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our Job Opportunities page for current openings. Select the position, then select “Apply”. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.What is the best way to find out about new openings?Expand
To be alerted when new openings are posted, please fill out an Job Interest Card. New openings will also be posted on our website.What are the wages and benefits for an entry-level firefighter?Expand
A. Base Wage for Firefighter/EMT $49,348 and
Other benefits include:
-100% Employer Paid Health Insurance for Employee and Family
-Employer Contributions to HSA
-Employer Matching 401(K)
-Post-Employment Health Plan
-Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
-Wellness ProgramWhen does the PCFD offer testing for firefighters?Expand
Our next testing process is scheduled to take place in January 2022.What is the testing process for firefighters?Expand
- Applicants must first pass a written test. The written test is typically a general aptitude test with 100 questions. Applicants have two hours to complete the test. The exam breakdown includes:
- Mechanical Aptitude
- Situational Judgement and Reasoning
- Directional Orientation
- Reading Comprehension
- Basic Mathematics, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Spelling
- Applicants passing the written test will be invited to participate in the task performance test to measure physical ability to perform the essential duties of a firefighter. This is a pass/fail test. Applicants that do not pass the task performance test are not eligible for hire.
- Oral-board interviews are conducted to help rank candidates for ride-along purposes.
- Selected candidates are invited to ride with our full-time crews to help evaluate the candidate’s ability to work with others, their motivation, and work ethics.
- A Chiefs’ interview is the final step in the testing process.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- Must be twenty-one years of age or older
- Utah Firefighter Level I Certification (not required at time of application)
- National Registry and Utah Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification.
- Valid driver’s license and positive driving record
- Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
- Must be a citizen of the United States of America at the time of application, or provide proof of appropriate work permit
Yes, our current policy states that tattoos, brandings, and body piercings shall not be visible while in uniform (a short-sleeved uniform shirt) and working in the public eye. Employees may not use bandaging or sleeves to cover tattoos, brandings, or body piercings.