Physical fitness is a critical part of a firefighter’s duties. See more information on preparing for the requirements. Candidates should continue to prepare for their fitness requirements throughout the hiring process in preparation for the first day of the academy if hired. Read more about AFD "readiness recommendations" and Project FireFit.
2019 Cadet Hiring Process
Components of the hiring process are listed below with further information linked for details.
* Ranks 1 through 400 will be invited to move forward in the hiring process.
** Final Hiring List is subject to changes based on appeal outcomes.
Candidates with rank 201 through 400 are assigned to Group 2. Group 2 will begin their pre-hire process March-2020, starting with the background check process.
Please notify FireEmployment@austintexas.gov with any changes to your contact information.
Final Ranked List
The ranked list with composite scores for the 2019 hiring cycle is posted above. Candidates with rank 1 through 400 are eligible to continue with the AFD hiring process.
AFD will invite (via email) candidates ranked 1 through 200 to participate in the first pre-hire screening.
Candidates with rank 201 through 400 will be invited to participate in the second pre-hire screening process projected to occur during Spring 2020.
All remaining pre-hire screening exams are pass/fail so candidates may be eliminated, but the rank order of the eligibility list stays the same.
The exam scores are posted by Candidate ID Number. If you no longer have your Candidate ID Number, send a message from the email address you listed on your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the number. If you are unable to email from that address, include for identification purposes your Name, Address, City, State, and date of birth in your email when requesting your Candidate ID Number.
Questions should be communicated via FireEmployment@austintexas.gov.
Applicants will receive a number of e-mails from this e-mail address. Please be sure you take measures so that they get through to your inbox and are not flagged as spam or junk.
Application Process (CLOSED)
Written Exam (CLOSED)
Structured Oral Process
Candidates will not be provided with their scores from the Structured Oral Process. Composite scores will be posted mid-July under the heading Initial Ranked List.
Military Points (CLOSED)
If you submitted a DD214 you can view the FINAL 2017 Military Bonus Points list below. All questions should be emailed to FireEmployment@austintexas.gov
2019 Military Points Awarded – updated as of 7/1/2019
Questions? Email FireEmployment@austintexas.gov.
The Austin Fire Department (AFD) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. AFD is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, email FireEmployment@austintexas.gov.