How do I apply for Firefighter Recruit?


During an open active recruitment, please visit www.normanok.gov/content/recruiting to view the minimum qualifications for Firefighter and to download the application bundle along with all the associated forms.


For City of Norman job postings: http://www.normanok.gov/hr/hr-job-postings

For City of Norman job line mailing list: http://normanok.gov/hr/hr-jobline-mailing-list


Is there a minimum/maximum age to apply?


Yes.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and not over 45 years of age (unless prior member of the Oklahoms Firefighter Pension and Retirement System).


Does Norman require employees to live within the city limits?


No.


What education/experience is required to apply?


EMT Basic National Certification is strongly desired.


Is there a study guide for the written examination?


Yes.  Visit www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com.  It is OPTIONAL - You do not need to purchase the study guide in order to pass the test.  The Norman Public Library also has a few study guides available.


What are the requirements for the physical agility test?


Candidates can learn the minimum requirements for repetitions and times at the optional physical agility information meeting scheduled during the recruitment process at the Fire Training Center, 2207 Goddard Avenue in Norman, OK.


Where do you conduct the physical agility test?


The physical agility test location is determined during the hiring process.


If I recently tested at Eastern Oklahoma County Consortium (EOC), do I still need to take the Norman written exam and physical agility test?


Yes, each applicant will need to take our written exam and physical agility test.


Is there any consideration for alternate testing dates for applicants who live out-of-state or military members who are currently stationed out-of-country?


No.  The schedule that we have included on our recruiting forms website details the available testing dates.  Unfortunately, we are unable to schedule additional dates.


Are bonus points given out? (ie: Military service, volunteer firefighter service, etc.)


No


Where is the Norman Fire Academy held?


The Norman Fire Academy is held at the Norman Training Center, located at 2207 Goddard Avenue in Norman, Oklahoma.


How long does the Norman Fire Academy last?


The Norman Fire Academy lasts approximately 16 to 24 weeks.


If I am currently a Firefighter with another agency, do I still have to attend the Norman Fire Academy if I am selected?


Yes.  Currently, the Norman Fire Department does not have a lateral transfer program.  All Firefighters hired must attend and pass our academy.


Does the City of Norman have a college incentive program? 


Yes.  Depending on your degree, you may be eligible to receive an additional monthly stipend.  This monthly payment also applies to EMT and/or Fire Service certifications.


What are some of the benefits for Norman Firefighter Recruits?


  • Sick leave is accrued at 16 shift hours per month.

  • Vacation leave is accrued as follows:

    • 0-60 months                14 hours per month

    • 61-120 months            18 hours per month

    • 121-180 months          20 hours per month

    • 181 months and over 22 hours per month

  • 12 Paid Holidays

  • Group Health and Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • College Incentive Pay

  • HAZMAT Pay

  • Retirement


What is the base annual salary for a Firefighter Recruit?


  • As of July 1, 2016 –  $45,790


Are there any other requirements/restrictions I should be aware of?


Ability to perform essential duties of a Firefighter Recruit.

No felony convictions.

Valid driver's license (out-of-state applicants must have ability to obtain Oklahoma Driver's License).

Good driving record. Disqualification from our selection process will occur if you have any of the following:

  • Applicant has been convicted of two or more DUIs, DWIs, or DUIDs within ten (10) years, or has been charged with a DUI, DWI, or DUID within the past three (3) years.

  • Applicant has had a conviction for reckless driving, attempting to elude, racing, or leaving the scene of an accident within three (3) years or has received five (5) or more traffic citations within the past (6) years.