Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a City of Merced Firefighter!

Firefighting is only the beginning. City of Merced firefighters serve the community in many ways including fighting fires, providing emergency medical services, responding to hazardous materials spills, performing on specialty response teams, providing education to the public, investigating fires and enforcing code.  Professional firefighters work as a team to protect life and property during all types of emergencies. You must be in excellent physical condition to meet the demands of the job. Firefighters work quickly, while handling heavy equipment for long periods of time and wearing special protective gear in hot and hazardous environments. If you have a strong desire to help others and be a part of a growing and diverse professional organization, then begin your professional firefighting and emergency medical services career with the Merced Fire Department.

The Merced Fire Department is not currently recruiting for Firefighters, however, please view other job opportunities at the City of Merced.

Recruitment Process

Firefighters need to be physically fit in order to perform their job safely.  Candidates may find out more information pertaining to the Physical Ability Test by watching the video below.