Firefighter Career Opportunities – Lenexa Fire Department


The City of Lenexa, Kansas Fire Department is currently seeking highly motivated men and women who are passionate about serving the public and delivering the highest level of professional service as a firefighter. The City of Lenexa is a progressive, dynamic,
and growing community located in Johnson County, Kansas. The department is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and has been awarded the highest public protection classification rating by the Insurance Services Office. The firefighter position is a non-standard, rotating work, shift schedule (nine 24 hour shifts in a 27-day work period), requiring weekend and holiday work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be acquired prior to conditional job offers on July 26, 2019.

  • Minimum of 18 years of age at time of employment offer
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency
  • Firefighter I and II certificate and EMT certification; OR a paramedic certification with or without the Firefighter I and II certificates
  • Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 1 year of application submission
  • Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) minimum score of 70%

Information for CPAT and FSEE opportunities can be found in the following links: a New Window. a New Window. a New Window.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: National registry or Kansas paramedic certification highly preferred.

PROCESS: The application packet must be submitted before the close of business May 31, 2019. Structured interviews will be scheduled from June 24 to June 28, 2019. Candidates moving forward in the process will be scheduled for a ride along activity between July 8 through July 12, 2019. Finalists will participate in an interview with the Fire Chief July 22 through July 25. Successful candidates who receive a conditional job offer will be required to successfully pass a psychological and medical exam, urine drug screen, and pre-employment background screening. Lenexa firefighters are required to establish residency to be able to report for work within 30 minutes within one year of hire.

STARTING SALARY for Firefighter is $40,653/yearly and starting salary for Paramedic is $44,718/yearly. Firefighter I and II certification training will be provided for successful paramedic candidates without these credentials. Competitive benefits package includes vision, dental, and health insurance; short-term disability; life insurance; state and city sponsored pension plans; and educational tuition reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Applications are only accepted online and must include both resume and minimum qualification certifications. All documents must be saved as a single record and submitted with the online application. The resume should include education and
credentials, as well as the previous ten years of employment history. Application packets must be submitted no later than May 31, by 5:00 p.m. C.D.T. Additional information and application assistance is available at:

City of Lenexa, Human Resources Department




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