**INFORMATION UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018. UPDATED INFORMATION IS IN RED BELOW**
Queen Creek Fire and Medical and Gilbert Fire & Rescue are looking for men and women committed to service, professionalism, and integrity.
This spring the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department and Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department will be conducting a joint application for the written test for firefighter. This joint application will only be for the written test phase of the recruitment.
This joint application process for the joint written test will produce a list of eligible applicants, each department will then draw from that list for an interview process.
Candidates must complete the written test co-sponsored by Gilbert Fire and Rescue and Queen Creek Fire and Medical to be administered in April 2018. Candidates must pass and have a valid CPAT at the time of the interview with Queen Creek. Candidates must have a valid AZ State Certified Emergency Medical Care Technician-Basic (EMCT-B) or Paramedic at time of interview with Queen Creek. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED in order to apply with Queen Creek.
The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department Ride-A-Long program will be temporarily suspended for those who are participating in the fire recruitment beginning March 19, 2018. This program will start up again once the recruitment is complete.
Check back to this page frequently as more information will be provided and updated. For questions about the recruitment, please call (480) 358-3395.
March 2018: A job application can be submitted starting on March 19 at 6:00 pm using Town of Gilbert website; only job applications submitted during this period will be accepted. Deadline for applications is March 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm or when a total of 960 applications have been received. Applicants must declare whether they are testing for Gilbert, Queen Creek or both at time of application. A "cap" has been set at 960 applications to be accepted for the written test. This phase has been completed.
April 11-13: Written test sponsored jointly between the Town of Gilbert and the Town of Queen Creek. There will be eight time slots available for the written test. Those who are eligible to take the written test will be notified after the application process through the Town of Gilbert has closed. This phase has been completed. IMPORTANT NOTE: Queen Creek has not determined a "cut-off" score for the written test at this time and it will take some time to determine what factors need to be considered as we prepare for the next phase of the recruitment. Please be patient as we will post updated information relating to this at the time it becomes available. WRITTEN TEST RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE GILBERT FIRE AND RESCUE WEBSITE AT https://www.gilbertaz.gov/depa
July 2018 (Anticipated): Volunteer Intern Academy to be held. Time and location TBD. Consists of four Saturdays held at a local training academy. This step is considered part of the hiring process, evaluation criteria and scores will determine who will receive an invitation to attend the Fire Recruit Academy as a full-time employee.
August 2018 (Anticipated): Conditional job offers made.
September/October 2018 (Anticipated): Fire Recruit Academy Class 2018-2 begins and runs for fifteen weeks.
Early 2019: Fire Station 414 opens.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I turn in my application now for the firefighter position?
No, you need to wait until the official posting is released with the Town of Gilbert and this is scheduled to begin on March 19, 2018. No applications will be accepted prior to the official job posting being released.
2. Do I need to have my CPAT at the time I interview with the Town of Queen Creek?
Yes, you will be required to show proof of your valid CPAT from an IAFF/IAFC licensee when you arrive for the first interview. The CPAT must be valid within the past year from the time of the interview. A valid CPAT will include any successful completion of the CPAT from May 2017 to present. You will not be allowed to interview without providing proper validation.
3. Do I need to have a valid State of Arizona Emergency Medical Care Technician-Basic (EMCT-B) or Paramedic at the time I interview with the Town of Queen Creek?
Yes, you will be required to show proof of your valid STATE OF ARIZONA EMCT-Basic or Paramedic certification when you arrive for the first interview. Completion of the college course but awaiting official results from National Registry will not be accepted. An EMT or paramedic certification from another state will not be accepted. A National Registry certification will not be accepted. Your certification must be from the State of Arizona. You will not be able to interview without providing proper validation.
4. Do I need to have be Arizona State Certified Firefighter 1 and 2 when I turn in my application?
No, this is not a requirement at the time of application for Queen Creek.
5. Where can I get my CPAT done?
Queen Creek Fire and Medical will only accept a valid, successful CPAT administered by an IAFF/IAFC licensee.
6. Does QCFMD participate in the Public Safety Pension Retirement Systems (PSPRS)?
7. What shift schedule is QCFMD on?
We are on 48/96 (48 hours on, 96 hours off).
8. Do I need an Arizona drivers license?
Applicants need to be eligible to receive an Arizona drivers license around the time one becomes a full-time employee. You do not need to have one at time of application.
9. Is there a cap on applications?
Yes there will be a cap of 960 applications between Queen Creek and Gilbert's joint process.