Applications are now being accepted for Firefighter/Paramedic, deadline for application has been extended to May 13, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. Visit the City of Hoover Web Site for more information.



$15.92 Hourly


Benefits Include

  • Annual merit increases
  • Education incentives for Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate Degrees from accredited colleges
  • Promotional opportunities
  • 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty schedule
  • Employee benefit package
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Alabama State Retirement system
  • Tuition reimbursement (for accredited colleges)
  • Health benefits (Blue Cross Blue Shield medical and dental)
  • Bilingual pay incentive



Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Hoover is dedicated to providing equal opportunity for employment to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other protected status.

For information, please visit the City of Hoover Job Opportunities page.

If you miss the application deadline, please fill out a Job Interest Card, and sign up for updates to employment opportunities with the City of Hoover Fire Department.



Minimum Qualifications: 

1.High school diploma or GED

2.Possession of a current and valid Alabama Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certification*

 3.Fully credentialed and current Alabama Paramedic License as of May 2, 2014

 4.Ability to pass a NFPA-1582 medically required physical for Firefighters and all other City of Hoover pre-employment requirements

 5.Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain/maintain a City of Hoover driver's permit

 *Any candidate certified as Firefighter I will not be eligible for full-time employment with the City of Hoover until he/she has fulfilled the two-year service commitment/financial obligation to their current employer required by the Code of Alabama, Section 36-21-7.1

 Examples of Duties: 

Responds to all types of rescue, fire suppression, medical, and non-medical emergency calls, and implements actions required to save lives and property, and protect the environment; operates standard fire suppression, rescue and medical equipment safely and efficiently to achieve desired outcomes while adhering to departmental policies and applicable State or local laws and protocols; performs routine and preventive maintenance of City equipment, facilities and vehicles; following demonstration of competence, drives City vehicles as assigned in a safe manner; participates in non-emergency activities such as fire prevention inspections, public education programs, and public relations events; receives and responds to citizen requests for general information or assistance; monitors departmental radio transmissions and telephones; completes all required reports; performs other duties as directed.

 Supplemental Information: 


 •A valid and current Alabama Personnel Standards Commission  Firefighter I Certificate.

•A copy of a fully credentialed Alabama Paramedic license issued no later than May 2, 2014.

NOTE: Other documentation such as training certificates should NOT be attached to application. If you have any problems attaching your certifications or submitting your application, please call a Human Resources representative at 205-444-7549.

 Once you have submitted your application to a posted position, you cannot go back and add attachments. Please do not attach any documents other than an Alabama Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certificate and an Alabama Paramedic License. Please call a Human Resources representative if you have any problems with the attachments.

 The above documents must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.  After this date, no documents may be submitted and your application will not be considered.  


 Qualified candidates will be scheduled to participate in a written examination on June 3, 2014 or on June 4, 2014.  Candidates will be sent notification stating an assigned date, time and location. Candidates passing the written examination will be placed on an eligibility list and will be eligible for consideration for employment with the Hoover Fire Department. Selected candidates will be further screened through an interview (or interviews) in order to evaluate related experience, certifications, and special training.  Firefighter candidate finalists must successfully pass a fire-related physical agility test, background investigation, psychological and medical examination.

 This list of applicants will be valid from the date of the examination until the needs of the City dictate otherwise.  The names of the candidates who previously took the Firefighter written exam in January 2014 will be removed from the list on June 30, 2014.


 After a job offer has been made, but prior to beginning work with the Hoover Fire Department, candidates must pass a NFPA 1582 qualifying medical examination.  Candidates will be rejected for any condition that will prevent them from performing in a reasonable manner, with or without accommodation, the duties of Firefighter.


 Candidates are strongly encouraged, but not required, to prepare for the examination by studying the FPSI Candidate Test Preparation Manual for Entry Level Firefighters, Tenth Edition. This study guide may be obtained for $13.00 once your application AND all required documents have been successfully completed and attached.  You may come by the Human Resources office or send a check or money order for $13.00 payable to the City of Hoover.  Our address is City of Hoover Human Resources Department, 100 Municipal Lane, Hoover, AL 35216.


 Candidates selected for employment with the Hoover Fire Department are initially hired as part-time “Extra Board” Firefighters.  Extra Board Firefighters are required to work at least four (4) shifts per month to be scheduled around his or her current shift at their primary employer.   Extra Board Firefighters are expected to accept full-time employment with the City of Hoover when offered such a position.  Employees not accepting full-time employment when offered may have their employment with the City of Hoover separated.


If you need assistance during the application process, please contact an HR Representative at (205)444-7549, or email us at Computers are available in our lobby for the completion of your application.


100 Municipal Lane • Hoover, AL 35216