2018 FIREFIGHTER-RECRUIT PROCESS OVERVIEW1. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION – The background investigator will be contacting all candidates directly to obtain updated information that was provided in the background packets that were previously submitted. Information such as driving records, volunteer service dates/updates, employment updates, and reference contact information will be required. Candidates are responsible for responding to requests promptly. It is better to provide too much, rather than not enough information.
The background investigation includes being fingerprinted. Fingerprinting will be conducted for all candidates at the time of the written psychological exam on June 30, 2018. (Additional information is included in the Conditional Offer Letter)
2. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Successful candidates who are hired will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment Agreement, a Training Reimbursement Agreement and Promissory Note, and a Tobacco Free Agreement (acknowledging that as an employee of the Division you cannot use tobacco products in any form whatsoever and stating that the employee shall remain free from any use of tobacco products through the term of employment). Candidates will be given an opportunity to review the documents prior to accepting the conditional offer. Offers will be based on availability of positions. Fingerprinting through the County will also be required. Please note that these are only samples and updated versions will be provided on your first day of employment.
3. OTHER STEPS – Other steps during this process may include:
4. QUESTIONS – Specific questions should be directed to Frederick County’s Division of Human Resources; 301-600-1070; Email Human Resources
Tobacco Free Condition of Employment/Advanced Notice Agreement
Volunteer Service Verification Form
Forms and Background Packet Submission Checklist
Background Investigation Packet – White Envelope
Background Investigation Packet (fill-able form)
For assistance with any DFRS forms above contact 301-600-2907.
This site and documents are not presented as an all-inclusive source for information about this recruitment and selection process. DFRS reserves the right to update and modify the information on this site as necessary and appropriate.