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Fire & Emergency Services

Firefighter - Civil Service Lateral Transfer

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Join us as a firefighter through a Civil Service Lateral Transfer. Bring your expertise to our dedicated team and continue your mission of saving lives and protecting the community. Make a real difference and take your career to new heights with us. 


Fire & Emergency Services

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Full Time

Albany, NY

Residency Required Within 180 Days of Hire:



*These are the minimum qualifications necessary by law to be considered for this position. If you do not have the needed experience or equivalent experience required for this role, kindly consider applying for another position with us.

  • Must have been appointed from a NYS FF Civil Service List with CPAT certification and meet all other City of Albany Civil Service Requirements for lateral transfers:

  • Roster card, current job description, and the exam announcement for the exam you passed must be  provided by your current civil service agency to the City of Albany Civil Service office at 

  •  A written request from both the Albany Fire Department and the individual employee looking to transfer; 

  • Must have completed required Probationary Period and reached Permanent Status with current FD 

  • Civil Service Commission approval for the transfer; 

  • Must be a FF currently serving with a NYS Career Fire Department and have 229 Basic FF Training Program Certification, including: 

  • Apparatus Operator Pump 

  • Apparatus Operator Aerial 

  • Must be a NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technician in good standing with NYS EMS 

  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License 

  • Submit to background investigation 

  • Live within the five (5) contiguous counties of Albany County by hire date 

  • Subject to probationary period as governed by the Albany Municipal Local Civil Service Rules

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