Fire Service Job Postings

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Firefighter – Entry Level – Topeka, KS

The Topeka (KS) Fire Department will hire several firefighters in September 2018 and in January 2019. Registration is now being accepted for the upcoming entry-level firefighter examination to be held March 20, 2018 and June 26, 2018.

Full list of requirements and test registration portal available at

Test registration deadline:

  • March 15, 2018 for March 20th test
  • June 20, 2018 for June 26th test

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Firefighter Recruits – City of Dallas, TX

The City of Dallas is recruiting new applicants at


  • Forty-five (45) semester credit hrs. with a GPA of (C) 2.0 or greater from an regionally accredited College or University (excluding developmental courses) OR a minimum of four (4) years of active military service with the Armed Forces of the United States with an “honorable discharge”. (DD214 required)
  • Must be at least eighteen years of age to apply but not have turned 36 by the date that you take the Civil Service written test.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Pass the Departments Candidate Physical Agility Test.
  • Vision (20/40 in one eye & 20/100 in other eye correctable to 20/20 and 20/40)
  • Satisfactory employment record.
  • Free from use of controlled substances or excessive use of alcohol.
  • Must not have been convicted of any serious crime and or have criminal charges pending.


  • Paid Academy
  • Insurance- Life, Health, Dental and Vision
  • Pension Plan plus optional 401K and 457 plans
  • Work approximately 10 days per month (shift)


Fire Chief – City of South San Francisco, CA

Salary Range: $205,125–$248,202, DOQ
Filing Deadline: March 2, 2018
Online Application:

The City of South San Francisco (estimated population 65,000) is located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. Perhaps best known as the “Industrial City,” South San Francisco has grown into a vibrant community that offers its citizens a place in which to live comfortably in fine residential areas; a place of recreation in parks, swimming pools, and marina; and a place to work in more than 2,800 firms and businesses.

The City is now seeking a strong leader and experienced fire management professional to serve as its new Fire Chief. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, progressive, and outside-the-box thinker who understands fire service traditions and works well within the fire command structure while also exploring creative ways to meet the Department’s mission. He or she will be someone who not only commands presence, but is also a service-minded individual with diplomacy, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to connect with people at all levels. A candidate who is comfortable leading from the front and capable and comfortable making public presentations and interacting with external and internal stakeholders on a regular basis will be ideal.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, would be qualifying. Typically, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in fire science, business or public administration, or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible command experience in a capacity equivalent to Battalion Chief in the South San Francisco Fire Department, would provide such opportunity. An appropriate and valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record is required. The annual salary range for the incoming Fire Chief is $205,125–$248,202, DOQ. Please visit our website at to apply online. Contact Mr. Joel Bryden at (916) 784-9080, should you have questions. Filing Deadline: March 2, 2018.


Fire Chief – City of Denton, TX

Starting Salary Range: $128,370 to $165,000 DOQ (Full Salary Range up to $213,094)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2018
Online Application: Click HERE to Apply!

Fire Chief, Denton, Texas (pop. Approximately 135,000) – The City of Denton is seeking a Fire Chief to lead the Fire Department. The Denton Fire Department (DFD) provides emergency medical services, emergency management, fire prevention and fire suppression for the city, in addition to overseeing the Community Improvement Services Division (Code Enforcement). The Fire Department is staffed by 186.00 sworn personnel and 5.25 full time civilians, Community Improvement Services has 11.00 full-time civilians. For Fiscal Year 2017-18 the combined operating budget for the Fire Department and Community Improvement Services is $30,572,874. The Denton Fire Department is a Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143 Department, and recently improved the ISO rating from a three to a two.

Denton is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Dallas and is the county seat of Denton County. The city is just over 98 square miles and provides Fire and EMS service to a portion of the unincorporated area of Denton County. The City includes a municipally owned electric utility; an airport; three libraries; parks, trails, and recreation centers; a water park and natatorium; a 2,900-acre natural heritage area; and a resource recovery park. Its educated and creative residents value sustainability and collaboration, as evident in the City’s cutting-edge practices, vibrant art and music scene, and popular hot spots and events. With two universities boasting more than 50,000 students, two hospitals, an industrial district, and a lively downtown and entrepreneurial community, Denton is one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country and was ranked the No. 1 Best Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012.

The Fire Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager. Candidates should have thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention, emergency management, and emergency medical services principals, practices, techniques, and equipment. Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration, personnel policies and practices, labor relations, staff supervision, evaluation and professional development is highly desirable. Well-developed communication skills and the proven ability to exhibit a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community, and employees is necessary.

Candidates should:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Fire Service, which includes five years upper level management, such as a Battalion Chief or above, or any combination of education and experience that demonstrate the ability to complete the work.
  • Residency in Denton is preferred.

Starting Salary range is $128,370 to $165,000 DOQ; full salary range is up to $213,094. The City also offers excellent benefits including Texas Municipal Retirement System with a 2-to-1 match upon retirement; an optional ICMA/RC’s 457 deferred compensation plan; medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; vacation, sick leave, holiday, and other highly competitive benefits. Candidates should apply by February 12, 2018, with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to Joellen Earl at Phone: 847-380-3238. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Firefighter/Paramedic – Santa Rosa, CA

Final Filing Date: February 6, 2018
Salary: $38.49 – $46.21 Hourly ($6,672.25 – $8,010.33 Monthly)
Full Job Announcement & Online Application:

The City of Santa Rosa is recruiting for the exciting and challenging position of Firefighter-Paramedic. This recruitment is being conducted to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future Firefighter – Paramedic vacancies within the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Firefighter-Paramedics serve the public by performing fire suppression, prevention, and rescue activities while protecting life, property and the environment; providing basic and advanced life support medical care and treatment; and performing fire prevention duties.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) responds to over 26,000 incidents per year, operating out of 10 fire stations. SRFD staffs ten (10) paramedic engine companies and two (2) paramedic truck companies. SRFD is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, hardworking, honest, forward thinking, mechanically inclined, problem solvers and who are used to working in a team environment.

Firefighter-Paramedics are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive firefighter training program. Firefighter-Paramedics are also expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn and perform journey-level skills in all areas of work assigned.

Qualification requirements:

  • Be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL); Applicants must be active on FCTC’s SEL. Applicants must have a passing score on the FCTC Written Test between February 6, 2017 and the final application filing date of February 6, 2018 and a FCTC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issue date on or after August 6, 2016. Information on these tests can be obtained at
  • Possess a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy
  • Possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License with the ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license with the ability to obtain and maintain a DMV Health Questionnaire and Firefighter Endorsement by the end of probation

To view the complete Firefighter job description, please click HERE.

Essential Duties:

  • Drive and operate all fire apparatus and equipment
  • Respond to rescue calls as part of an engine or truck company and administer medical care
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment related to fire suppression, rescue and hazardous materials emergency activities
  • Serve as a hose operator in firefighting situations including laying hose lines, pulling working lines, holding the nozzle to direct the stream of water on the fire, placing, raising, lowering and climbing ladders and assisting in overhaul and salvage operations
  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rescue equipment, fire apparatus, hoses and other support equipment
  • Participate in continuous training in fire suppression, prevention and inspection through both simulated and on-the-job exercises
  • Operate engine pumping equipment
  • Inspect commercial, residential and other occupancies for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  • Conduct fire prevention inspection and education programs
  • Operate communication equipment
  • Learn and study Fire Department rules and regulations, fire hazards and firefighting techniques, and related subjects

Selection Process:
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in a selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligible list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies. An oral board interview process has been tentatively scheduled for March 2, 2018.


Fire Chief – Albany, GA

Deadline for First Review of Applications: February 8, 2018
Salary Range: $76,800 to $110,300 DOQE
Online Application:

Beautifully positioned on the banks of the Flint River and known for its southern hospitality, Albany has a population of 75,769 and is the hub of Southwest Georgia for working, shopping, cultural activities, and education. Albany is known as “The Good Life City” and has gorgeous weather year-round and a low cost of living, making the City a great place to raise a family.

The City of Albany operates under a commission-manager form of government. The Board of Commissioners is comprised of the Mayor and six Commissioners. Albany’s next Fire Chief will report directly to the City Manager. The Fire Department consists of five divisions and operates 11 fire stations.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, business, or related field from an accredited institution and must have 10 years of progressively responsible work in fire and EMS services, with at least 5 years of experience in high-ranking command positions. Experience in comparably-sized cities and/or departments is preferred.

The candidate must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license or be eligible to obtain one after appointment and must live within the city limits of Albany within one year. The salary range for this position is $76,800 to $110,300 DOQE.

For more information on this position contact:
Bill Peterson
Senior Vice President, SGR Executive Recruitment
Cell: 469-450-4442


Fire Chief – Bureau of Fire – Lancaster, PA

Salary: $105,906.12 – Full-Time; Excellent City benefit package
Application Deadline: 5 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018
Online Application:

Primary Function
Responsible for directing all activities of the City Bureau of Fire, with a primary emphasis on the formulation and execution of broad policies and the coordination of work within the department and on an interdepartmental level; serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Leadership Team.

Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, fire science or other related field is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 – 15 years experience required, 15 or more preferred, as a firefighter in the professional fire service, including at least six (6-8) years of experience in a supervisory role or an equivalent level of experience and training as determined by the City.
  • Executive Fire Officer or Chief Fire Officer certification is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania State Driver’s License.
  • NIMS 300 – 400
  • Fire Instructor II
  • First Responder certification
  • Hazardous Materials Operation certification
  • Safety Officer certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician certification preferred, but not required.


  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle.
  • This position generally maintains a Monday – Friday, day shift schedule. It will require the employee to perform overtime or unscheduled work in accordance with operational demands and this includes emergency response as well as participating in meetings and functions outside of the normal work week.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
  • This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.

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The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer