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The Carmel Fire Department is NOT accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.
Please check back in the Fall of 2020.
By submitting job interest cards, you will be notified via email when the posting is active.
Job Interest Card – City of Carmel, Indiana Human Resources

Basic Requirements

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Physical Agility Testing

All Carmel Firefighter Applicants PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The Carmel Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department is interested in good citizens who are seeking a career in the fire service. From time to time the City will have openings for firefighters. The active pool of applicants will include all individuals who have submitted an application prior to the posted deadline and who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

The purpose of this position is to perform fire suppression and emergency medical response duties as a member of a fire and rescue team. All applicants must submit a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification prior to the hire date with the fire department.

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Phone: (317) 988-7703
Fax: (317) 248-7931


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Phone: (812) 888-2871

Written Aptitude Test Procedures

All qualified applicants will be sent a letter (at the email address listed on the application) advising them of a written examination session. The letter will indicate the date, location, and time of the exam. It will also include a brief explanation of the exam’s content and procedure.

All applicants desiring to participate in the examination will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of thirty five dollars ($35), which is a portion of the exam fee. The Carmel Fire Department will pay the remainder of the fee. Individuals who have a personal hardship and cannot afford the test fee may make alternative arrangements prior to the time of testing. Failure to appear or arrive on time for scheduled tests and/or appointments will result in disqualification from the hiring process.

Structured Interview and Background Investigation

Applicants who meet the required criteria on the written exam will then be scheduled for a structured interview. After the interview phase, the written exam and interview scores will be averaged together and the applicant’s name will be placed on an eligibility list in the order of the applicant’s score averages. Upon completion of the entry level testing process, selected applicants will be required to complete an in-depth personal history packet.

The data provided in this packet will be used to conduct the background investigation phase of the hiring process. All applicants must give truthful answers to all questions. Any misrepresentation or omission of facts will disqualify the applicant from further consideration. During the investigative process applicants will be required to take a polygraph examination or Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, criminal activity (including illegal drug use and theft), employment and driving history.

Current Salary and Benefits

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