NWCFD is currently accepting applications to
keep on file for one year.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - September 4, 2020
Job Title: Firefighter/EMT
NWCFD is conducting a hiring process for the creation of five (5) new full-time Firefighter/EMT positions. Four (4) of these positions are Federally funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant for the first three (3) years. All new positions are permanent.
Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, hazardous material incidents, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under the direct supervision of a company officer.
NWCFD offers a competitive benefits package including 100% employer-provided (-$50/monthly employee contribution) medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for each employee, 50% employer-provided medical coverage for qualified dependents, health reimbursement account (HRA), Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System, eligibility to voluntarily participate in the supplemental State of Kansas KPERS 457 deferred compensation plan, $2,000/annual tuition reimbursement, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, paid holidays (x2.0 of regular wages on holidays worked; 12 hours on holidays not worked), and paid bereavement leave. Firefighters work a modified Berkeley shift schedule of alternating days of 24 hours on-duty and 24 hours off-duty for a total of three-shift days over five days, followed by four days off. Firefighters are compensated with an overtime rate following the FLSA Section 7(k) exemption.
Annual Earnings (Base; Excluding Overtime & Benefits Package):
$39,341 (Post-Probation in 1st Year)
Lateral pay will be considered for qualified candidates with previous full-time experience
Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications by December 1, 2020:
Must be 20 years or older
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
High School Diploma or equivalent
Firefighter I and II certifications
Current Kansas or National EMT certification
Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification
Written Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70 percent or better within the past two years
The ability to pass a post-offer physical, drug screen, and background investigation
NWCFD Employment Application and copies of certifications, CPAT, and FSEE results must be included to be considered as a qualified candidate. Please submit all documents along with an NWCFD Employment Application (available at the address below or online at the top of this page) via mail, email, or in-person at:
Battalion Chief Brandon Shipman
Northwest Consolidated Fire District
9745 Kill Creek Rd.
De Soto, KS 66018
Questions can be directed to Battalion Chief Brandon Shipman at (913) 585-0077 (M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Local CPAT and FSEE Testing Centers:
Johnson County Community College:
Metropolitan Community College:
Hutchinson Community College: