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Civil Service Employment

The application process for the establishment of a Firefighter Eligibility list will begin on September 13, 2021, until October 13, 2021.



  • 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


$52,597.43 per year with excellent benefits and vacation

HOW TO APPLY:           

Obtain application on our website here or in-person at:

City of Allentown – City Hall

435 W. Hamilton Street

Allentown, PA 18101-1699

Required Documents for Submission:

  • 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 Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 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 on the City’s website (

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