Job Posting: Firefighter – Hays, KS

City of Hays
1507 Main St
Hays, KS 67601-

Contact Information
Alissa Disney

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Primary Duties:
The City of Hays is looking for the next energetic full-time Firefighter. If you are looking for a rewarding hands-on career, this is the job for you! This position responds to emergency situations including fires, persons trapped, hazardous conditions, & medical emergencies. This position also inspects equipment daily, conducts safety training for the public, inspects fire hydrants, & completes all necessary training. After completion of the training period, this position works 24-hour shifts every third day. Weekend & holiday work is required. Firefighters are expected to respond to major emergency calls when off-duty.

Aptitude & physical tests & background investigations will be conducted. Next available aptitude & physical test is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th. Applicants will receive more information about the testing process when application is received. Job offers contingent on pre-employment physical exam & drug screening.

Valid Kansas driver’s license & High School Degree or GED required with a technical degree or some college credit preferred. The ideal candidate would have the ability to read & interpret written instructions, have strong communication & mechanical skills. This position requires Firefighter I & EMT certifications within 12 months of employment & Driver Operator & Firefighter II within 24 months. Firefighters must establish their primary residence within the approved district within six-months of appointment.

Compensation: $37,238
Full Pay Range: $37,238 – $55,828 with additional overtime & promotion opportunities available. Placement within the pay range based on experience. The City of Hays offers great benefits including family health insurance, paid time off, KP&F retirement & holidays.

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted online at or in City Hall, 1507 Main, Hays, KS until December 1, 2017. Questions about the position may be sent to Alissa Disney at or by calling 785-628-7320. EEO

TimeLine: 12/1/17
Date Posted: 11/8/2017 2:22:13 PM


Job Posting: Firefighter/EMT – Ottawa, KS

Position Title: Firefighter/EMT-B Department: Fire

Date Opened: October 18, 2017
Date Closed: November 19, 2017

Position Summary: Duties of the Firefighter/EMT include protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, as well as providing EMT care where needed. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods and EMT duties.

How to Apply: Complete On-Line Application at

Written Testing: Nov. 22nd 8am at Firehouse #1, 720 W. 2nd

Certifications: In order to be admitted to testing every applicant MUST PROVIDE CURRENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION, PROOF OF CURRENT Kansas or National EMT Certification and FF I – FF II (IFSAC) or Proboard. No exceptions will be made.
Pay Range: Grade 10F $13.89 -$20.13 per hour depending on qualifications.
Additional Starting Pay Incentives:  2% Associate’s Degree
 4% Bachelor’s Degree
 7% Master’s Degree

Hours: 24 Hour Shifts; 212 hours every 28 days/2756 hours per year.

Residency Requirements: Regular part-time and regular full-time employees shall, within one year of date of hire, establish and maintain residency within Franklin County or within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall, AND within the state of Kansas.

Additional Information:
High School Diploma or GED is required.
Requires a valid Kansas driver’s license and insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.
Must possess and maintain Kansas or National EMT certification and complete all other assigned trainings.
The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.
Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.
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Job Title Department Reports To FLSA Status Salary Grade Retirement OSHA
Last Update
Firefighter-EMT B
Fire Captain
Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay) 10F
Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication April 2015
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Duties of the Firefighter/EMT include protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, as well as providing EMS care where needed. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods and EMT duties.
 Receive and respond quickly to all calls for service.
 Extinguish fires and respond to hazardous material emergencies.
 Remove persons from danger and provide appropriate medical care; complying with established medical
 Operate nozzles, hand fire extinguishers, hand tools, and other equipment as necessary to fight fires,
affect rescue, and provide emergency medical care.
 Perform maintenance on department building, apparatus, and tools to ensure cleanliness and proper
working order.
 Perform technical and specialty work in arson investigation, public education, building inspections, and
related functions as time and training permits.
 Participate in formal and phase-intensive training and instruction sessions in firefighting methods, basic
life support, and other Fire Department activities.
 Comply with all City ordinances and policies, as well as federal laws, state laws and ordinances.
 Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.
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Essential Job Functions
Ancillary Job Functions

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 EMT certification.
 Firefighter 1 & 2 certification.
 Some prior firefighting and/or emergency services experience preferred.
 Ability to perform specialized firefighting and supervisory duties, respond to emergencies, render aid to citizens, and utilize all firefighting equipment with a degree of skill.
 Ability to cooperate with others and to accept the lines of authority.
 Considerable knowledge of the methods, principles, and practices of modern firefighting.
 Thorough knowledge of the geographies of the City of Ottawa.
 Ability to acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fire ground techniques, first aid,
and related matters.
 Ability to make technical and tactical decisions in high-priority situations.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business
entities, and the general public.
 Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
 Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.
 May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
 May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures,
oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous
bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.
 May be required to wear a respirator.
 Must meet the requirements of the City’s physical examination for firefighters.
 Must be able to pass the bi-annually required physical agility tests administered by the department.
 Must be able to talk, hear, feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with
hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
 Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
 Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to
identify/distinguish colors.
 Must be able to lift 100 or more pounds.
 Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.