Job Posting: Shawnee Fire Department


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CITY OF SHAWNEE, KANSAS invites applications for the position of:

Firefighter – Recruit

SALARY: $39,603.20 /Year

OPENING DATE: 10/04/17

CLOSING DATE: 10/31/17- 04:00 PM


The City of Shawnee is actively accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The Firefighter position performs duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger.


With or without accommodations, a Firefighter must be able to:
Understand the basic functions of City services.
Conduct Fire Department tours, business and residential inspections, public education fire prevention programs, demonstrations, and presentations.
Perform required emergency medical services in conjunction with EMT-B certification. Ensure the general safety of the public. Drive or ride in emergency vehicle/apparatus under routine and stressful conditions.
Operate a variety of rescue equipment and tools. Perform emergency rescue services. Perform post-fire salvage.
Connect and lay hoses; operate hose nozzles and direct fog and water streams; raises and climb ladders.
Maintain physical fitness and participate in the Fire Department annual physical.
Work well with others in a collaborative environment. Maintain the trust and confidence of co- workers, City staff and the general public. Must be able to work independent of direct supervision.
Inspect and maintain emergency equipment, radios and other equipment to ensure proper operating condition. Perform general maintenance work related to the upkeep of Fire station buildings and fire apparatus.
Understand and adhere to City and department policies and procedures. Ensure adherence to safe work practices.
Comprehend and apply basic maps and geographic locations.
Understand and perform basic computer programs and operations including email, MiS Word/Excel, and data entry applications.
Understand and perform standard mathematical computations.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


Must be 18 years or older and have a High school or general equivalency diploma (GED). Certification as a State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), – EMT – Advanced (A), or Paramedic.
The following International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications through the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute or equally recognized and accredited organization:

Firefighter I

Firefighter II

HAZMAT Awareness

HAZMAT Operations

Certified Physical Agility Test (CPAT) Certification taken within the last 12 months will be accepted.

Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) Certification (IPMA Exam B-5) taken within the last 24 months with a passing score of 70% or greater will be accepted.


Tentative Timeline (Dates subject to change)

October 31, 2017 – Position closes

Week of November 6, 2017 – Initial Interviews

November 13, 2017 – December 1, 2017 – Ride-along component Week of December 4,

2017 – Staff Interviews

Work Schedule
Shift fire personnel work a regular pattern of 24-hour shifts in a 28 day work period. This includes: 24 hours on shift (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.), 24 hours off duty, 24 hours on duty, 24 hours off duty, 24 on duty, 96 hours off duty (this schedule is often referred to as the “California Berkley Shift”).

Application Instructions

Please submit copies of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Kansas EMT, Certification, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, CPAT and FSEE certifications. Please attach these documents in pdf format to your on-line employment application.
The duties listed above are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.
The City of Shawnee offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, life and vision insurance as well as paid time off, educational eimbursement, and retirement benefits.
The City of Shawnee is proud to be an EEO employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer physicals and drug testing.


11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 913-742-6252