Borough of Wilson Civil Service

The Borough of Wilson will be offering a civil service exam for the position of full-time firefighter.  Applicants must be 21 years of age. Probationary firefighters’ starting salary is $69,485 with full benefits. Applications, additional qualifications, and details of the selection process may be obtained at the Municipal Building, 2040 Hay Terrace, during the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Completed applications and a $35.00 non-refundable application fee must be returned no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 31, 2024.


All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications. Firefighters shall reside within five (5) miles of the Borough Municipal building within twelve (12) months of appointment.

The following must also be included along with a completed application.


  1. A check or money order payable to the Borough of Wilson for $35.00
  1. A copy of the applicant’s high school diploma
  2. A copy of applicant’s Firefighter 1 pro-board certification
  3. A copy of applicant’s current Pennsylvania EMT/EMR card
  4. To qualify for veteran's preference points, veterans must submit a copy of their DD 214 at the time of application. (Documentary evidence of the aforementioned requirements must be submitted at the time of application.)


Civil service testing for the position of Firefighter in the Borough of Wilson.

The examination for firefighters will consist of a written and an oral examination which will be graded on a one hundred (100) point scale with the written examination representing seventy-five percent (75%) of the final score and the oral examination representing twenty-five percent (25%) of the final score.  In addition, each applicant will undergo a physical fitness test and a background investigation. This test and investigation will be graded on a pass/fail basis for every applicant.  After an applicant has been extended an offer of employment, the final appointment shall be contingent upon the applicant passing a physical and psychological examination.


  1. A timed physical agility test that will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
  2. All applicants who have passed the physical agility test will then move on to a written examination. The written exam will be graded on a one hundred (100)-point scale, applicants must score seventy five percent (75%) or above to continue in the application process. Applicants scoring less than seventy five percent (75%) or not obtaining one of the 30 highest scores will be rejected. The written exam will count towards seventy five percent (75%) of the applicant’s total score.
  3. All applicants attaining seventy five percent (75%) and tying at the thirtieth (30th) highest score will be considered as passing and shall proceed to the oral examination.
  4. The oral examination which will be graded on a 100-point scale with a score of seventy five percent (75%) or higher necessary for passing. The oral examination shall involve questioning the applicant on how he would handle situations relevant to fire department work.



Pursuant to the Veteran's Preference Act, 51Pa. Cons. Stat. 7101et seq., any applicant for the position of firefighter who qualifies as a "soldier; under this Act, shall receive an additional ten (10) points on top of their total score if that applicant successfully concludes the requirements under Section 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, and 4.8.


Part Time Fire Fighter Opportunity

The Wilson Borough Fire Department is looking for interested residents to join the fire department. All positions are paid (pay is based on experience). Must be 17 years of age and live within 3 miles of the fire station. If you want to become a firefighter in your community or have any questions, please contact the fire chief at 610-250-5481 or email .


Part Time Police Officer Opportunity

The Wilson Borough Police Department is seeking part time Police Officers. Applications may be obtained in the Borough Office, 2040 Hay Terrace Easton, PA between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM or by clicking here Employment Application.

 All applicants must be :

  • United States Citizen and have reached their 21st birthday before submitting the application.
  • They must also possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a Police Officer.
  • Possess a PA operator’s license prior to appointment.  
  • Have successfully completed ACT 120 (Municipal Police Officers Training) and be eligible for immediate certification as a Police Officer.

Applicants MUST submit copies of their operator’s license, Act #120 certification, or a current MPOETC card. Successful applicants will be required to pass a physical & psychological examination and a background investigation to include a polygraph examination. Wilson Borough Police Department offers a competitive salary. Wilson Borough is an equal opportunity employer.


School Crossing Guard

The Borough of Wilson is seeking applications for the position of School Grossing Guard. Approximately 20 shifts in a 2 week period, rate per shift is $13.00. You MUST pass a background check.

If you are interested in applying please click here Employment Application.

Please submit completed application to the Wilson Borough Police Department at 2035 Butler St, Easton, PA 18042.

If you have any questions please call 610-258-8746.