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Employment Opportunities

At the Rio Verde Fire District, we are committed to supporting our Firefighters in delivering excellent customer service to our community and visitors.  We believe this commitment to professionalism provides for a great work environment and enhances the trust between our customers, community, and our Firefighters.  We have developed, and are committed to, a culture of excellent service delivery, realistic training opportunities, and an environment of caring for our members and their families.


As a Rio Verde Firefighter, you will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a lasting and resilient environment that fosters high standards in internal and external customer service, fireground operations, emergency medical service delivery, Firefighter survival, innovation, and a positive labor/management relationship.


If you feel trust, reliability, and customer service are pivotal elements of a great fire service career, we would love for you to apply to become a Rio Verde Firefighter.


The Rio Verde Fire District anticipates hiring no less than three full-time firefighters in July 2024. If necessary, new hires will begin employment as civilians and attend a regional academy beginning mid-September. 


  • Applications accepted beginning Monday April 8, 2024

  • Application deadline 11:59pm on Friday, April 26, 2024

  • Orientation opportunity on Monday, April 15th to learn about our organization

  • Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of May 20, 2024

We will be hosting an orientation for anyone interested in joining our organization. Please come spend some time with us and learn what Rio Verde Fire District is all about.

When:   Monday, April 15th @ 10:00am
Where:  RVFD Station 442  
(17619 E. Rio Verde Drive, Rio Verde, AZ)


The Rio Verde Fire District anticipates hiring no less than three (3) full-time firefighters around mid-July.  To be considered for this hiring, applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024. Interviews are planned for the week of May 20, 2024.


Click here to read the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Arizona EMT or CEP (CEP requires current ACLS and PALS or PEPP certification)

  • CPR for Healthcare Providers

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Valid Arizona Drivers' License

  • Successful completion of a CPAT from a licensed agency within the last 6 months  (for those currently employed with a Phoenix Regional Automatic Aid Agency, proof of successful Department Physical within the last 12 months may be accepted in lieu of CPAT)

  • Pre-employment MVD Record and Background Check

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing




  • Vacation and Sick time

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (partially paid by District)

  • HealthiestYou Telehealth program (paid by District)

  • Life Insurance (paid by District)

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (paid by employee)


Application Process

  • Click here to open our employment application.

  • Please complete the application in it's entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • When you have finished, save or download the application (option depends on what browser you use).

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your application. Only applications uploaded here will be accepted.

  • Applications MUST be received by 11:59pm on Friday, April 26, 2024. We anticipate holding interviews during the week of May 20th.

  • Watch your email. You will be contacted whether you are selected for an interview or not.

You must upload a completed application to be considered during this hiring process.
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