Job Posting: Lenexa Fire Department


The City of Lenexa, Kansas Fire Department is currently seeking highly motivated men and women who are passionate about serving the public and delivering the highest level of professional service as a firefighter. The City of Lenexa is a progressive, dynamic, and growing community located in Johnson County, Kansas. The department is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and has been awarded the highest public protection classification rating by the Insurance Services Office. The firefighter position is a non-standard, rotating work, shift schedule (nine 24 hour shifts in a 27-day work period), requiring weekend and holiday work.


   Minimum of 18 years of age at time of employment offer
   Valid driver’s license with good driving record
   High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency
   Firefighter I and II certificate and EMT certification; OR a paramedic certification with or without the Firefighter I and II certificates
   Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 1 year of application submission
   Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) minimum score of 70%

Information for CPAT and FSEE opportunities can be found in the following links:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: National registry or Kansas paramedic certification highly preferred.

PROCESS: The application packet must be submitted before the close of business August 11, 2017. Structured interviews are scheduled August 14-16, 2017. Candidates moving forward in the process will interview with the Fire Chief August 17, 2017. Successful candidates who receive a conditional job offer will be required to successfully pass a psychological and medical exam, urine drug screen, and pre-employment background screening. Lenexa firefighters are required to establish residency to be able to report for work within 30 minutes within one year of hire. Starting salary for Firefighter is $40,238/yearly and starting salary for Paramedic is $44,262/yearly. Firefighter I and II certification training will be provided for successful paramedic candidates without these credentials. Competitive benefits package includes vision, dental, and health insurance; short-term disability; life insurance; state and city sponsored pension plans; and educational tuition reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Applications are only accepted online and must include both resume and minimum qualification certifications. All documents must be saved as a singular document and submitted with the online application. The resume should include education and credentials, as well as the previous ten years of employment history. Application packets must be submitted no later than August 11, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. C.D.T.  Additional information and application assistance is available at:

City of Lenexa, Human Resources Department

Job Posting: Firefighter Recruit – Waterloo, Iowa

Submit resume by going to, clicking on Career Opportunities, reviewing the complete Fire Fighter Recruit description and testing information and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline to submit resume is Noon Friday, August 4, 2017.

Please go to Fire Department on the City website and click on “Jobs” if you would like to register for a practice session(s) for the physical ability testing. You must submit a resume prior to registering for the practice.

$17.34 per hour effective 7/1/2017 ($47,789.04 annualized)


Entry level position under the general direction of a Company Officer, Captain and Battalion Chief responsible for combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, responding to medical and rescue calls, assisting in answering emergency calls, educating the public regarding injury and fire prevention, performing general labor tasks in the care and maintenance of Fire Rescue property and equipment, attending training courses related to fire fighting and fire prevention, assisting in fire station drill sessions, performing assigned fire inspections of buildings, fire escapes and other related structures for compliance with fire prevention ordinances and other duties as assigned. An illustrative list of essential functions and physical abilities are listed in the job description. Acceptable experience and training: high school graduate/equivalent by deadline date for resume; must be eighteen years of age by deadline date for submission of resume.; must obtain EMS State Certification to EMT level within one year probation; may be required to obtain paramedic certification after completing one year on the job and maintain this certification for ten years; must obtain Fire Fighter I & II Certification with International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board) approval within one year probation; must obtain and maintain Haz-Mat Certification with IFSAC or Pro Board approval at least at operations level; current driver’s license and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria; must obtain and maintain Iowa Class D Driver’s License after appointment. Required knowledge and abilities include but are not limited to the following: ability to learn the operations and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment used by the department; ability to learn the locations of City streets, principal buildings and fire hydrants; able to pass State-mandated post job offer physical examination, a drug test, a psychological test and a background investigation.

Miscellaneous: eighteen years of age by resume deadline; color vision, far visual acuity and peripheral vision as mandated by State standards; hearing as mandated by State standards. Information on these standards will be in the information sent after a resume is submitted. Legally eligible to work in the United States; no alcohol or drug dependency; willing to comply with Residency Policy for Critical Employees (must live within ten-mile radius of Waterloo City Hall within two years of hire date or as approved by Chief of Fire Services); no felony conviction or conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude.

Minority, female & disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.