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Employment and Volunteer Information

Employment Information

Current openings and employment applications can be found and filled out online on our Career Opportunities page. (PLEASE NOTE: This off-site link does NOT work with Internet Explorer. You must use Chrome, Firefox or Safari to see any job listings.)  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City's Human Resources Department at (252) 639-7571.

Once the closing date for an available position has passed, all applications are forwarded to the City of New Bern Human Resources Department.  New Bern Fire-Rescue offers a competitive salary and employee benefits.

Training and Hiring Requirements
All new hire candidates must complete a screening process of employment involving multiple steps. The first step is the application process. Candidates selected from the application pool must then complete a Physical Agility Test. Qualifying candidates then move on to the oral interview portion of the hiring process. This includes general knowledge requirements and scenario-based interviews. Qualifying candidates from this stage are then eligible for hire.

Volunteer Requirements

If you would like to become a New Bern Fire-Rescue Volunteer Firefighter, you must meet the following requirements: 


Be at least 18 years of age at time of application


Live within a 30 minute drive time to Headquarters Station


Must be available for 12-24 hour shift work


Must possess a valid drivers license


Must successfully pass a medical/drug screening


Must complete volunteer application (available at Headquarters Station, 1401 Neuse Blvd.)


Must obtain a criminal background record check (see below)


Must obtain a driving record abstract (see below)


Agility Test Information


For your convenience, we have listed the contact information below for obtaining this information. Please deliver your complete application package, in person, to the Headquarters Fire Station, located at 1401 Neuse Boulevard.

Craven County Courthouse Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Clerk of Court
302 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

(Corner of Craven & Broad Streets)
$25.00 Fee - Cash
(then go to DMV/Driving Record)
(252) 514-4734

Allow 2 weeks for processing.
$11.00 Fee