Want to Work With Us?

Employment applications can be obtained and submitted to the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES).  The local DES office is located at 2836 Neuse Boulevard.  You can contact them at (252)514-4828.  DES does not accept applications until they have announced and posted an opening.

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.

For more information concerning employment with New Bern Fire-Rescue, visit the Human Resources website or contact them at (252)639-7571.

Training and Hiring Requirements

firefighter_truck.jpgAll 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.