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Job Opportunities – Full Time Firefighter
Completed Application Due July 13, 2020
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Full-Time Firefighter (Posted 6/22/2020)
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The Johnson County Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for the position of Full-time Firefighter. The starting wage range is $12.82 to $14.52 per hour (non-exempt) dependent upon qualifications. The District provides a benefit plan including employer paid health, vision and dental coverage for the employee along with paid leave, retirement plan and other miscellaneous benefits. The Full-time Firefighter’s primary work schedule will be 9 hour shifts, Monday – Friday.

Applicants must be 18 or older at the time of application, must possess a High School Diploma or GED, Firefighter I & II (IFSAC or ProBoard), possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Missouri and meet other qualifications and abilities as outlined by the District in the detailed job description.

Qualified applicants will be required to participate in a hiring process which includes a written examination, physical capacity test and background investigation. Successful candidates may then be offered employment, at the time of an opening, and will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

The completed application, cover letter and detailed resume with copies of current certifications may be submitted by e-mail to or delivered by direct mail or in person to the District no later than 12:00 PM, Monday, July 22, 2020 with the selection process to follow.

Job Description – Full-Time Firefighter

Definition

Fire fighters are responsible for the protection of life and property through firefighting activities, fire prevention and public education.  Many activities performed by a fire fighter may be performed under conditions which require strenuous physical exertion and may pose significant work hazards related to personal injury and stress.  Considerable time is spent in the special and routine maintenance of equipment and apparatus and in the routine care of buildings and grounds.  Work is performed under the supervision of a Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Officer or Incident Commander.  Fire fighters may serve as incident commanders when required.

Essential Functions

  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency requests for service of various natures as requested.
  • Extinguish fire.
  • Perform salvage operations (i.e. throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, removing debris, search for hidden hazards, etc.).
  • Participate in various forms of rescue (i.e. vehicle crash extrication, farm equipment extrication, water related rescue when required, etc.).
  • Clean and inspect equipment and apparatus after and between uses.
  • Make minor repairs to equipment and apparatus as required and authorized and perform routine preventative maintenance tasks and provides documentation of completed actions.
  • Keep fire station, equipment and grounds in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Participate in training activities and instruction sessions.
  • Perform fire prevention and public education presentations as required
  • Prepare reports regarding incidents, trainings and other activities as required.
  • Drive and operate various fire service related vehicles.
  • Operate various fire service related equipment, hose, nozzles and tools.
  • Work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities and conditions.
  • Perform other related job duties and related job tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • IFSAC or Pro Board endorsed Firefighter I and II.
  • Must be able to fluently read and write the English language commonly used in the United States of America.

Experience

  • Combinations of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Special Requirements

  • Must maintain a vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Missouri, with an acceptable driving history.
  • Must have visual acuity to discern traffic signs and address numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light and be able to distinguish between the colors of red, yellow and green.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.

Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Fire prevention, suppression and rescue techniques.
  • District policies and guidelines.
  • Building types, construction types and significant structures in the District.
  • Road locations, landmarks, water supply locations, unusual hazards and areas presenting higher risk.

Ability to:

  • Work in various environmental conditions (heat, cold, wet, dry, light, dark, etc.).
  • Regularly lift 100 pounds.
  • Stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl on a regular basis and for prolonged occasions.
  • Work in high or precarious places.
  • Apply common understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Be punctual and attend work regularly.
  • Perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Remain calm and decisive under stress.
  • Work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, and religion or job type.
  • Perform all work functions, duties and activities in accordance with District policies and guidelines.

Current Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Lagers L-7 Retirement Plan
  • PTO

Current Schedule

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Application Process

  • Must submit a current District application for employment, resume and cover letter.

Selected Candidates Process

  • Must successfully pass a physical agility evaluation or possess a current (within 12 months) CPAT certification
  • Must successfully pass a written evaluation.
  • Must participate in an oral interview process.

The current application process is to develop a candidate pool for potential open positions.

The application for this position is available HERE or may be secured at the Johnson County Fire Protection District Headquarters (122 W. Young, Ave., Warrensburg, MO 64093). The completed application, cover letter and detailed resume with copies of current certifications may be submitted by e-mail to or delivered by direct mail or in person to the District no later than 12:00 PM, Monday, July 13, 2020, with the selection process to follow.