Hiring Process

  1. Application
  2. Written Exam & CPAT Orientation
  3. CPAT Mentorship & Testing
  4. Interview
  5. Conditional Offer
  6. Background Check
  7. Medical Evaluation
  8. Psychological Evaluation
  9. Final Offer

The Frederick County Department of Fire and Rescue Services offers exceptional and diverse career opportunities for men and women seeking professional development and satisfaction.  With a variety of job assignments, unlimited opportunities for growth, and the chance to make a profound difference in the community.

Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024. 

If you would like notified when the position opens, please complete a Job Interest Card

Frederick County Government is committed to providing appropriate and reasonable workplace accommodations to enable all employees to perform at their full potential, enjoy all aspects of employment, and execute the functions of their position efficiently and safely. If you believe that you will require accommodations for application requirements, entrance examinations, or during the recruit training academy, please contact Sarah Campbell at scampbell@frederickcountymd.gov.  To prevent delay in your application process or participation in training activities, you are encouraged to submit your accommodations request as soon as possible.  FCG is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license
  • age 18 by July 30, 2024

*As a condition of employment, persons selected for all future training classes shall not use tobacco products in any form throughout the term of their employment whether on or off duty. Any use of tobacco products during the term of employment shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action and/or termination.