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Employment Opportunities

The Rio Verde Fire District (RVFD) serves an unincorporated area in the pristine desert foothills northeast of Phoenix.  The priority of the fire district is to provide a superior level of customer service to the citizens of this community.  In addition to the basic requirements, individuals desiring to join the RVFD team should possess a strong sense of kinship and social acumen that exceeds traditional standards. The Rio Verde Fire District seeks individuals whose passionate desire is to provide value added service to the community, excel in fire service advances, and elevate to an exceptional level of customer care.


The Rio Verde Fire District is NOT currently recruiting for Reserves, however you may still submit an application for possible future hires.  Applications are held for one year from submission.


The RVFD defines a Reserve Firefighter as a suppression employee who is scheduled only on an as needed basis.


Reserve Firefighters are required to submit a minimum of two 24-hour shifts of availability each 28-day work period and may not work in excess of nine shifts (or 216 hours) per 28-day work period.


The successful applicant will be placed on the employee roster to work shifts when there are openings due to vacation/sick time or other special staffing needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Firefighter I & II

  • 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

  • Pre-employment MVD Record and Background Check

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing

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



  • Those required by law: unemployment, social security, worker's compensation, and earned paid sick time

  • Holiday Pay


Application Process

Click here to download our Reserve application.

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

  • If you complete your application electronically, please email it to with the Subject Line "Reserve Application".

  • If you prefer to print the application and complete by hand, it can be delivered in person or faxed to 480-471-1821.

The Rio Verde Fire District strives for a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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