Job Opening – Firefighter – Overland Park Fire Department


The City of Overland Park Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.

Responsibilities: This is a highly skilled fire fighting, emergency medical services and fire prevention position. Extinguishes and prevents fires to protect life and property; maintains fire station equipment, apparatus, quarters, and operating equipment; provides public education; and prevention duties. Work is performed in accordance with general supervision and written procedures, under the command of a superior officer. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record. Associates Degree in Fire Science and/or Emergency Medicine is preferred. Emergency Medical Technician Certification in the State of KS or National Registry. Prior to applying must have current CPAT certification, and have taken the Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) and achieved a score of 70% or better. Must have a current EMT and AED certification by the Kansas Board of EMS or National Registry. If National Registry certified, employee must obtain Kansas Board of EMS certification within first year of employment. Employees hired prior to July 1, 2011 must be Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 qualified and have satisfactory progress with the ongoing competencies and requirements of the equivalent of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Competencies for the First Responder at the Operational Level, and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications and Certifications. Employees hired after July 1, 2011 must have Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 Certification in the State of Kansas or equivalent International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Certification. No City residency requirement.

Attaching a resume does not complete the application. You must fully complete the application to be considered for employment. All fields including the required licenses and certificates must be completed or you will be automatically disqualified. An email address is necessary to apply online and receive an electronic confirmation that you successfully submitted the application.

Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen, physical, and psychological evaluation.

Qualified applicants will be scheduled for a FireTeam Video Test the week of 10/10/16. Learn more at Copies of all required certifications will be collected at this time and are mandatory before allowing entrance into the exam. A photo ID will be required before allowing entrance into the exam.

Normal Work Hours: 24-hour shift; schedule to be determined by supervisor

Salary: $3,259/mo.

Application Deadline: 09/30/2016

Benefits: Full-time


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