One of the first steps in the application process for the position of Firefighter/EMT with the City of Marietta is the written examination. Components of the test may include but are limited to the following:

Reading Comprehension
Interpersonal Skills
Mechanical Reasoning
Basic Mathematics


  1. Be early; no one will be admitted after test instructions have begun. There will be no exceptions.
  2. You must show a picture ID when you check in.
  3. You must have the test ticket that shows the applicant number you received when you submitted your application in person, online, by FAX, or by mail.
  4. You must bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils for taking the test.

The City of Marietta Human Resources Department will notify you of your assigned test date and test session.


Applicants must take the test on his or her assigned date and time, unless military service prevents you from making your appointed time. We may require you to produce your orders as proof of the conflict. Be advised that applicants are not guaranteed an appointment change.


If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (770) 794-5562.


The Human Resources Department will mail out the final results of the written examination by letter. The Fire Department will mail background booklets to the highest scoring candidates. The booklet includes a criminal/credit history release form and a request for copies of your driving history, birth certificate, high school or college diploma, and DD-214, if applicable. Notarized release forms for the criminal/credit history and other documents must be returned to the Chief's office within the required time. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THESE ITEMS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.


If you believe you need the City of Marietta to provide special accommodations so that you may participate in the above activity, please call the city's ADA Coordinator at (770) 794-5568 at least 48 hours before the test.

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