Hiring Process

CPAT Orientation Video


Garage Fire 028Our hiring process runs from January 1st until January 31st each year.

In order for your application to be complete the following criteria must be met by the applicant:

-Must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or Accredited GED.

-Applicant must have a valid appropriate drivers license.

-Applicant must have completed all 3 modules of the Career Readiness Certificate program and obtained a SILVER or better Rating, PLUS a Level 3 or above Workplace Observation. For more information on the Career Readdiness program click here, or contact the following personnel from Gaston College:

Donna Blake
704 922 2267
Teresa Hudspeth
704 922 6456
Melvina Booker
704 922 2244

-After your application criteria is met and your application is processed, you will be scheduled a time for our Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Look below for information on the CPAT test.

-Have a tattoo? Click here to read our tattoo policy BEFORE applying.

Please click here for the online application.

For questions about the process, call Assistant Chief William Warren at 704 866 6797.

For questions about applications, contact City of Gastonia Human Resources at:

181 S South Street

Gastonia, North Carolina

(704) 854-6622 

Click here for the official CPAT manual.

Click here for the CPAT orientation video.