Fire Service Job Postings

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Fire Chief – Oakland, CA

Salary range: $155,513 – $233,269 annually, DOQ.
Application deadline: July 3, 2017

The City of Oakland seeks a fresh perspective in a new Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is an at-will management level, department head position reporting directly to the City Administrator. The new Fire Chief will join a proud organization with a rich history of providing exceptional service and a tradition of excellence in serving the community. The Chief will be an active, involved and highly visible leader with a proven reputation for being accessible, honest, and transparent. She or he will be an empathetic, communicative, collaborative, and decisive leader with sensitivity, political acumen, astute environmental awareness, and an inspiring demeanor to move OFD forward.

Key Priorities for the Ideal Candidate:

  • Delivering safety and fire prevention in Oakland;
  • Being accountable and holding staff accountable to the community;
  • Empowering the community to participate in fire safety;
  • Implementing policies and practices within OFD that promote trust, accountability, and proactive behavior and contribute to effective and efficient services in the community;
  • Assessing skill gaps and leading the development of training programs for all sworn and non-sworn staff;
  • Fostering a collaborative and innovative department that effectively engages interdepartmentally and beyond;
  • Building and nurturing Oakland’s relationships with regional fire agencies and all potential grantor organizations.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a proven leader, with an inclusive style, able to educate and inspire others in the department and able to promote leadership development for the executive team;
  • Have a proven history of proactively developing relationships with the community and regional partners for the benefit of the department; and of engaging the community;
  • Understand the Wildlife Urban Interface (WUI) in a diverse city like Oakland;
  • Have extensive knowledge of large, complex urban environments and a successful track record of equitably serving and working with all spectrums of multi-racial, multi-cultural, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Exhibit outstanding communications skills; hands-on, open, and receptive to working with people to create and sustain an environment of trust and respect;
  • Display a demonstrated commitment to fire science, fire prevention, problem solving, staff development, and morale building to set a positive tone within the department;
  • Have an open mind to facilitate and introduce innovative alternatives beyond traditional fire services;
  • Have experience as a department head with excellent personnel, finance, and budget management experience;
  • Have experience leading and managing departmental reforms necessary to move the department forward; and
  • Come prepared to assess the department’s needs and develop a plan to collaboratively address the issues identified

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be called until after an interview takes place).


Firefighter – Omaha, NE

Application Deadline: May 11, 2017

Education & Experience Requirement
The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.
High school diploma or its equivalent. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at time of application and throughout employment with the City of Omaha. Must be able to read and comprehend at least at an 11th grade level.

Special/Preferred Qualifications
By the end of the training academy, eligible candidates must hold a current certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) OR hold  a current  Nebraska EMT license  (Title 172 , Chapter  11 of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services) which may be obtained by completing  an Emergency Medical Technician Course that meets the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  and National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician course. If you have not obtained this certification by the time of the training academy, you will obtain it during the training academy as one of your classes.

Must be able to work varying shifts, weekends, and holidays. Must be willing to submit to (following a final consideration) a background investigation, credit history, and driving abstract. Must be willing to submit to (following a conditional offer) a psychological and medical examination, a drug, vision, hearing test, and possibly a polygraph test. Must have far visual acuity less than 20/40 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, or far visual acuity less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles, uncorrected. Must be able to distinguish colors and be able to see peripherally with both eyes.  Must be willing to sign an agreement not to consume any tobacco products, on or off-duty during the probationary period (1st year). Must be willing to submit to random drug testing after being hired.

Who Can Apply
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements.

How To Apply
Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the online application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Contact Points
City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam, St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183 Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: Email:

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Firefighter Testing – Topeka, KS

Test Registration Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017

The next Topeka Fire Department new hire class will commence in October 2017. To be eligible for consideration for the October new hire class, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed the NTN FireTeam written examination by June 9, 2017.
  • Be 21 years of age by October 9, 2017.
  • Have current Kansas EMT certification or National Registry EMT certification to take written test.
  • Obtain KS EMT certification by August 14, 2017 to qualify for conditional offer of employment.
  • Have CPAT certification by August 14, 2017 to qualify for conditional offer of employment.
  • Must not have any automatic disqualifiers.
  • Must meet city vehicle operation insurability guidelines.

Full details and registration information available at

All written testing must be completed by Friday, June 9, 2017. To ensure time to schedule the examination, test registration deadline is Monday, June 5, 2017.

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Firefighter/Paramedic – City of Brentwood, MO

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

The City of Brentwood Fire Department is currently developing a hiring/eligibility list to be used for future hires. The eligibility list will be maintained for 12 months. These positions are full-time, benefit-eligible, and offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and employee health, dental, life, vision, disability, and pension programs.

Responds to medical emergencies and administers life saving measures. Controls and extinguishes fires and engages in search and rescue operations for the preservation of life and property. Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds as directed. Works under the supervision of the Fire Captain or Lieutenant in accordance with defined procedures. Occasionally, employees in this class may be required to relieve an officer of higher rank and when so assigned, are responsible for the operations of all engine company activities and the supervision of assigned fire companies and equipment at the scene of the fire until relieved of command by an officer of higher rank.


  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be a high school graduate or hold the equivalent (GED);
  • Possess and maintain a valid state of residence driver’s license;
  • Possess and maintain a good driving record;
  • Must be a graduate of the St. Louis County Fire Academy and a Certified State Firefighter I & II;
  • Must possess and maintain as a condition of continued employment, a valid State of Missouri Paramedic license;
  • Must possess a current AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification;
  • Must possess a current AHA Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Certification;
  • Must possess a current AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification;
  • Must possess a current Basic Trauma Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support or International Trauma Life Support Certification;
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position as determined by the City’s fitness for duty testing and have a current candidate physical agility test (CPAT) certification;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to articulate and concisely communicate orally and in writing.

Submit a completed City of Brentwood-Fire Department employment application packet. The application can be picked up at the Brentwood City Hall, 2348 S. Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood, MO or Brentwood Fire Department, 8756 Eulalie Ave. Brentwood, MO between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Application packets must be returned to Human Resources by Friday, May 26, 2017. Applicants will be contacted after the closing date with the date, time, and location of the written examination. (

The City of Brentwood is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Brentwood is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required for all positions. Additional pre-employment testing may be required for certain positions.

It is the policy of the City of Brentwood not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex or disability except where specific requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification. EOE/A/M/F/D/V


Paramedic/Firefighter (Entry-Level & Lateral Transfer) – City of South San Francisco, CA

Salary: $8,250.00 – $10,026.00 Monthly


The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Economic and Community Development; Public Works, Information Technology; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Human Resources; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full-and part-time employees.

South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. The City is also located along the Bay Area’s main transportation routes, including highway 101, highway 280, Caltrain, San Francisco International Airport, and Bay Area Rapid Transit District commuter rail system. South San Francisco is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry, housing over 200 biotech companies.

Incumbents perform paramedic ambulance transport services, engage in medical aid, firefighting, and all other suppression and prevention activities to protect life and property; drive, operate, and maintain fire apparatus and equipment; assist and participate in training, inspections, and related fire prevention and public education activities.

The South San Francisco Fire Department currently has a Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, 4 Battalion Chiefs, an Emergency Medical Services Chief, a Fire Marshal, 15 Fire Captains, 1 EMS Captain, 39 Paramedic/Firefighters; 15 Engineers; 4 Safety Inspectors; a Management Analyst, a Senior Administrative Assistant, an Administrative Assistant I, and an Office Specialist.

The City has five stations, staffed 24-hours per day. Two fire stations have paramedic ambulances. The City of South San Francisco is the only Fire Department in San Mateo County providing its own paramedic transport services. The Paramedic ambulances respond to medical emergencies, as well as structure fires and other hazardous incidents.

The South San Francisco Fire Department exists to protect the members of our residential and business communities, our neighbors and visitors, their property, and environment. We will work to prevent injury and damage through education, fire prevention and municipal code enforcement, and to respond to the impact of fire, medical emergencies, natural and human-caused disasters, and release of hazardous materials.

An eligible employment list will be created for the position of Paramedic/Firefighter, and will be used to fill current and future vacancies. This classification encompasses the full range of firefighter duties and Paramedic Ambulance Transport Services. Incumbents currently work a 2/4 work schedule with a 24-day work cycle (2/24 hour shifts with 4 days off). Training is provided to protect life, property, and the environment from the risks of fire, explosion, and hazardous materials.

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Multi-City Firefighter – Chandler, Scottsdale & Tempe, AZ

Open Registration Multi-City Firefighter Recruitment: begins May 8, 2017 at 8am

The cities of Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe will be holding an Open Registration for interested candidates to test for the position of Firefighter. The registration process will open May 8, 2017, beginning at 8am.  Please visit, to review the test registration process and eligibility requirements.

Please note that the registration and written test completion process is intended to establish a Firefighter eligibility list for the three participating cities.

Please note that additional selection procedures and salary ranges will vary by city.


Fire Chief – City of Paso Robles, CA

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017

The City of Paso Robles offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position is up to $171,569 annually, DOQ. The excellent benefits package includes the following:

  • Retirement:
    • Current Members: PERS 3% @ 55, highest three years, employee pays 9% member contribution. City participates in Social Security.
    • New Members: PERS 2.7% at 57 with employee paying ½ of the normal cost as required by State law, highest three years. City participates in Social Security.
  • Health insurance provided through CalPERS including dental and vision. Medical: City pays $600/month of employee premium, $1,150/month of premium for employee with one dependent, and $1,500/month of premium for employee with two or more dependents. Vision: City pays full premium for employee & family. Dental: City pays full premium for employee and partial premium for family.
  • Vacation Accrual: 10 to 25 days annually based on years of service.
  • Holidays: 12 paid per year.
  • Sick Leave Accrual: 12 days per year.
  • Administrative Leave: 56 hours a year to either use or cash out annually.
  • Deferred Compensation: The City contributes $4200 per year and will match up to an additional $2500 – dollar for dollar.
  • Life Insurance: $200,000 City paid.
  • LTD and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): City paid.

If you are interested in pursuing this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).

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Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic & Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic – Salem, OR

The Salem Fire Department is seeking self-motivated, professional Firefighter/Paramedics to become a part of our organization.Teamwork, respect, honesty, open communication, integrity… if these values resonate with you, consider joining our dedicated staff serving the City of Salem and its citizens.


  • Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
  • Career Development & Advancement
  • Special Operations Teams (TRT, HAZMAT, ARFF, Water Rescue, SWAT Medic)

EEO/Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.