Job Opening – Firefighter/EMT-B – Ottawa Fire Department


Position Title: Firefighter/EMT-B
Department: Fire

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: February 27, 2016

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: $13.33-19.33 per hour depending on qualifications.

Additional Starting Pay Incentives:
• 2% Associate’s Degree
• 4% Bachelor’s Degree
• 7% Master’s Degree

Date Opened: January 23, 2017
Date Closed: February 19, 2017
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.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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