Hiring Process

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Application/Exam Registration

Online applications, exam registration and payment will be open on the City of Boise HR website starting January 2, 2018. Late applications or payment will not be accepted.

Written Exam

Scores will include Veteran’s preference points for qualified candidates.

Oral Board

Candidates who score above a determined cutoff score on the written exam may receive an invitation for an Oral Board interview. The results will be delivered to candidates via e-mail shortly thereafter.

Eligibility List

An eligibility list will be created of candidates who pass both the written exam and Oral Board interviews. This list will expire 1 year from the date it is established.

Physical Fitness Test

Select candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment with the Boise Fire Department. A medical exam including a comprehensive medical history, treadmill, physical condition assessment and other related medical tests will be performed with a physician.

The Boise Fire Department’s offer of employment is contingent upon passing a Physical Fitness Test which will consist of a 1.5 mile run in less than 11 minutes 30 seconds.

Strength and fitness preparation is a crucial step in the successful completion of the physical demands of the Boise Fire Academy. Individuals should engage in advanced physical training targeting muscle groups used in lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and other actions related to Firefighter tasks. A workout program may include distance running, sprints, rowing, stair climbing with weight pack and weight lifting to develop both the upper and lower body.