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Civil Service Employment

The City of Allentown is recruiting applicants to establish a FIREFIGHTER eligibility list. Applications are being accepted from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, October 3, 2019.


  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old when he/she files an application
  • Possess a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license prior to appointment
  • No residency requirement to apply or be hired


  • $50,064.00 per year with excellent benefits and vacation


  • Download this application or pick one up, in-person at:
    • City of Allentown – City Hall
      Human Resources Department
      435 W. Hamilton Street, Room 233
      Allentown, PA 18101-1699


  • Completed Civil Service Firefighter Application
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60.00 must be returned with the application. Only certified bank checks or money orders will be accepted, NO personal checks or cash.
  • Military DD214, if applicable
  • Note: No other documents will be accepted at this time. This includes driver’s license, diploma, degree, resume, or certificates. Additional documentation will be requested along with the detailed applications upon successful completion of the written examination.


Applications must be received by Human Resources no later than Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • In order to be considered for the eligibility list, attendance at the written examination is required. This is the only test date and the location and time will be determined. Written test information will be mailed to all eligible applicants at least two weeks prior to the examination date.


The study guide for the written examination will be available through the testing company’s website. Information regarding the study guide will be provided with the letter regarding the test date and location.

The Civil Service Board Rules regarding hiring procedures are available in the Human Resources Department or you may download them now.

Under no circumstances shall this application packet constitute a contract, an offer of employment or the solicitation of an offer of employment. EOE