Fire Department Employment

Open Positions

The City is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Applications must be submitted to Human Resources and not brought to the Fire Station.  Please ensure all requirements for employment are met and documentation is attached.

Requirements for Employment Eligibility

A high school diploma is required. You must have successfully completed the Tri-County Test  or Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) for firefighter within the 12 months prior to applying and possess a State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance and minimum State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification.

In addition, the City of St. Augustine prefers the completion of the National Testing Network (NTN) FireTEAM exam. To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to, select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for St. Augustine Fire Department. 

 When you visit the website: 

  • Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test.
  • Review all information related to the City of St. Augustine’s firefighter position including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.

  • Review detailed information about the testing process.

  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the City of St. Augustine. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the City’s eligibility list.  The City of St. Augustine will select candidates on the list and have them to participate in the steps in the selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of St. Augustine’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the City of St. Augustine where the final decisions are made.

Extensive background, physical, psychological exam, and drug screen required.

Tri-County Test

The Tri-County Test is administered by First Coast Technical College, which can be contacted at 904-547-3542.