Conditional Offer of Employment

Once Fire Department Investigators complete all background checks, they will turn the information over to the Fire Chief. All viable candidates will then be scheduled for an interview with a Chief’s panel. When all interviews are complete, Fire Department Officials will rank each candidate; based on all gathered information, conditional offers of employment will go out to only the top candidates. The offer is contingent upon the results of the following elements:

Medical Evaluation

Successful candidates to this point will be scheduled for a physical examination and drug screen with a City of Marietta-contracted medical facility.


A polygraph test is administered to verify the information you have given the City of Marietta during this selection process.

Psychological Evaluation

Both the written and interview sections of the psychological testing are administered by the City’s psychologist. The psychologist will review the results of written tests and then interview candidates. This process should take approximately four (4) hours.


Once candidates successfully complete all stages of the employment process and accept a final offer of employment, each is fitted for uniforms and issued Marietta City Rules and Regulations, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, and Fire Department Policy and Procedures. On completion of Orientation with the Personnel Department, candidates are considered Recruits and will begin the 24-week Marietta Fire Department Fire/EMS Training Academy.