05/28/14 220 W - + 3 - 4 Hiring Started for Raleigh Recruit Academy 40

Want to become a firefighter for the city of Raleigh? Recruitment has started for Academy 40. Applications are being accepted from May 27 (yesterday) to June 27. The recruitment web sites lists the details, along with this schedule of important dates:

Here are the web pages to check:

As noted in a prior posting, Academy 40 is proposed to start on October 27. As noted in this posting about the city's proposed budget, thirty additional firefighter positions are being added in the coming fiscal year.

Starting salary is $32,673.73, with a three-percent raise upon graduation from the six-month academy. Here's a web site with details on working for the City of Raleigh and employee benefits.

Tips for applicants? Read the application packet thoroughly, and follow all instructions. Arrive early to all appointments, to ensure that you're not accidentally late. (Oh, and refer to the city web sites for all dates and facts. Don't rely solely on some guy's blog!) Readers can add others.

Good luck!

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