Applicant must be a current City of Richmond employee in order to participate in promotional examinations.  

As per the City of Richmond Personnel Rules Section 2:

Each employee working under a probationary appointment may take the examination; however, the appointment shall be conditional upon  his/her successful completion of probation in the lower classification.  Promotional examinations in the Fire and Police Departments shall be  limited to qualified, permanent employees in the department.

Current internal job opportunities for the City of Richmond.