Employment Opportunity – Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic – Emporia Fire Department

POSITION TITLE:                     Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic 

OPENING DATE:                     May 5, 2015 

CLOSING DATE:                      May 29, 2015 

BEGINNING SALARY:              Firefighter/EMT: $11.97 per hour

Firefighter/AEMT: $14.17 per hour

Firefighter/Paramedic: $14.90 per hour                                               

                                                            DESCRIPTION OF JOB 

Under the supervision of a Fire Captain, the Firefighter/EMT, Firefighter/AEMT, Firefighter/Paramedic performs specialized work in the prevention and suppression of fires and providing life saving services (EMS).  Firefighting work includes combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, operating and maintaining fire department equipment and apparatus.  EMT/AEMT/Paramedic duties include responding with ambulance service to emergency medical service calls, transporting sick and injured persons in response area.  Duties follow prescribed policies and procedures, but independent judgment may be required in certain circumstances. Positions start out as part time until a full time slot opens


  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Available for written and physical agility test on June 20, 2015
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Possess Kansas or National Registry EMT Certification, AEMT Certification, or Paramedic Certification;
  • Must possess valid driver’s license;
  • Must successfully complete aptitude, physical agility tests;
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner and to work effectively with other employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Must be able to function calmly under stressful situations;
  • Must be a non-tobacco user;
  • Upon pre-conditional offer of employment must pass physical exam & drug/alcohol screening;
  • Must be resident of Lyon Co. or relocate upon employment. 

Submit an application through:


Human Resources Department

515 Market,   P.O. Box 928

Emporia, KS  66801

Or apply on-line at: www.emporia-kansas.gov

Written Test and Physical Agility testing is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015

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