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Friday, April 18, 2014
Human Resources

305 Chestnut Street
1st Floor
Wilmington, NC 28402
Tel: 910-341-7840
Fax: 910-341-5841


To qualify, an applicant must possess a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 19 years of age and have maintained a satisfactory driving record.  Applicants will be required to successfully complete the following: 

  • Aptitude Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Strength and Agility Test
  • Oral Interview
  • Pass City's driving standard
  • Criminal/Credit history check
  • And other posted requirements
Benefits & Salary
Starting salary: $28,081. Comprehensive benefits package including an additional 3.5% contribution to 401k or 457 plans and 3% to the 457 plan and if you elect to contribute 3% to the 457 plan, the city will match your 3% contribution. 

How do I Apply?

To be considered, a City of Wilmington employment application must be completed and forwarded to Human Resources before 5:00 PM on the closing date for the posted vacancy.

Do not forward a completed application for the position of firefighter unless we have posted such a vacancy.

Photocopies of the following documents and those requested in the actual job announcement must be included with your application for firefighter:

  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma, High School Transcript or GED Certificate
  • Current Driver's License
  • Documents of related training (if applicable)

Failure to provide copies of all the required documentation with the application will disqualify candidates from consideration.   


Applicants who have applied for the Firefighter position have been notified via written letter of the dates, times and locations of the written test and practice strength and agility course. It is very important for applicants to read their letters carefully and follow these directions. From this point forward all communications to candidates will done via email only. As a reminder the process will take approximately six months from closing date of job until the first day of employment.


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