Job Postings

The Village of Grafton 

The Village of Grafton Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the newly created full-time position of Division Chief. The Division Chief will be the primary Fire Inspector and regularly respond with part-time staff to Fire/EMS calls while on-duty, and after regular work hours. Some afterhours Duty Chief coverage will be required. A 20 mile residency will be required within 12 months of appointment. The Division Chief will have a department vehicle available for take home assignment if the Division Chief lives within the Village or Town of Grafton corporate limits.


  • Fire Inspector 1 
  • Fire Instructor 1 (Emergency Services Instructor 1)
  • EMT (Paramedic highly desired)
  • Driver Operator: Pumper 

Associate's Degree or higher in Fire Protection or related field from an accredited college or university; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Applicants must also have a minimum 10 years of continuous responsible experience in fire and EMS work, with the most recent 5 years in an administrative officer and command capacity role (chief, deputy chief, assistant chief or captain) in a community fire/EMS department, preferably comprised by full-time staff and paid on-call personnel and/or a combination of experience and education. Must possess a valid Wisconsin Vehicle Operators License. Appointee shall be subject to completion of a 1 year probationary period.


  • Application Submittal
  • Application Review
  • Assessment Center Process
  • Oral Interview
  • Background Check 

The starting salary range is $57,013 - $67,080. All applications shall be marked DIVISION CHIEF POSITION and arrive at Grafton Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024 no later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015.

Employment application and a complete position description can be found at:

Applicants must submit the following information when applying;

  • Complete Village of Grafton Employment Application Form 
  • Cover letter 
  • Formal resume 
  • Authorization for Release of Information Form 
  • Copies of required State Certifications

Fire Public Information Specialist 1
City of Madison

SALARY: $27.11 - $32.17 Hourly; $2,168.97 - $2,573.84 Biweekly; $4,699.44 - $5,576.65 Monthly; $56,393.22 - $66,919.84 Annually




OPENING DATE: 12/16/14

CLOSING DATE: 01/11/15 11:59 PM

This is responsible professional public relations work in developing and implementing a comprehensive Public Information Program on behalf of the Madison Fire Department. This position coordinates all media relations, and prepares and disseminates appropriate public information regarding departmental activities, events and operations (e.g., structure fires, vehicle accidents, statistics, safety precautions, public safety notices, etc.) to both respond to the public interest and promote departmental objectives. This position serves as the primary spokesperson for the Fire Chief and Fire Department.

This series is structured to provide advancement from Fire Public Information Specialist 1 to Fire Public Information Specialist 2, as a function of the employee's career development, but generally at most within two years of starting employment as a Fire Public Information Specialist 1. Progression from a Fire Public Information Specialist 1 to Fire Public Information Specialist 2 is based on increased employee expertise and responsibility, independence of action, and experience in and knowledge of Fire policies and procedures with respect to public information.

Fire Public Information Specialist 1

This is the entry level of the Fire Public Information Specialist career progression series. This work is characterized by more structured and/or closely reviewed professional assignments. Under limited supervision, employees are expected to exercise professional judgment and discretion within established parameters.


Paid-On-Premise EMT
Clinton Fire Protection District

The Clinton Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of paid-on-premise EMT. This is to fill two current openings. Standby rate is $9.00 per hour with an increase to $12.50 per hour when on a call. Benefits include modern equipment and facilities; we do not have sleeping quarters so shifts are limited to 12 hours, and assistance with continuing educational opportunities are available.

Applications can be obtained at the Clinton Fire Protection District located at 145 Ogden Avenue in Clinton or by calling 608-676-5550. Applications may be picked up at the station Monday through Friday between the hours of 0600-1800.

The Villages of La Grange, La Grange Park and Western Springs, Illinois
Executive Director
Consolidated Dispatch Center

The Villages of La Grange, La Grange Park and Western Springs are communities located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 15 miles west of downtown Chicago. Through an Intergovernmental Agreement, the municipalities are developing a consolidated dispatch center to serve the public safety needs of the combined communities and are in search of a communications executive to serve as its first Executive Director. The Executive Director will report to a Board of Directors (Village Managers of the member communities) and work closely with an Operations Committee (3 Police Chiefs and 3 Fire Chiefs of the member communities). The consolidated dispatch center, anticipated to be fully operational in 2015, will provide E911 Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services dispatching to the member communities, which has a residential service population of approximately 42,000 and an area of approximately 7.5 square miles. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field. A master's degree in public administration or related field is a plus. Candidates should have at least ten years of increasingly responsible experience in an operational public safety communications position with five of those years in a supervisory or administrative capacity, preferably in a multi-position, multi-jurisdictional environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional certification as an Emergency Number Professional through NENA, Registered Public Safety Leader through APCO, and Emergency Medical Dispatch certification is considered very desirable for this position.

The Executive Director's responsibilities will include managing and directing a staff of 14 full time employees and the operations of the 911 Center. The candidate must have requisite skills in the areas of project and personnel management, budget development and administration, financial accounting, long range financial planning, training, 911 system design, maintenance and operations of equipment, including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software, hardware and process. Candidates should have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and regulations pertaining to 911 systems and 911 system design, equipment and practices.

The successful candidate will be a highly effective, experienced administrator with a proven track record in progressive communications systems management, with the ability to work closely with municipal officials. The consolidated dispatch authority will offer a competitive benefits' package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting salary: $ 100,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply no later than December 31, 2014 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 references to to the attention of Leo C. McCann or Paul M. Harlow, GovHR USA , 650 Dundee Road #270 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100.

Paid-On-Premise Firefighter/EMT-IT or Firefighter/Paramedic
Dousman Fire District

The Dousman Fire District is currently accepting applications for the position of paid-on-premise Firefighter/EMT-IT or Firefighter/Paramedic. This is to fill current and anticipated openings. Standby rate is $7.25 per hour with an increase to $19.00-$20.00 per hour when on a call, depending on EMT certification. Participation in WRS is also authorized if the hour requirements are met. Additional benefits include modern equipment and facilities, living and sleeping quarters at all three stations, and paid educational opportunities.

Applications can be obtained at Dousman Fire District Station 1 located at 107 S. Main Street in Dousman or online at Applications may be picked up at the station Monday through Friday between the hours of 0600-1500.

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Camp Douglas Rescue, Inc. 

EMT's NEEDED: Local & Out of Area Welcome

Camp Douglas Rescue Inc. is looking for motivated, energetic, team oriented and enthusiastic people who would like to care for people in their time of need.

If you have ever wanted to make a difference or wanted to help out your community this opportunity may be for you. Our organization strives in being professional and committed to providing quality Emergency Medical Services that meets the needs of our community.

If you are interested in obtaining an education to become an EMT or AEMT, or if you are currently licensed as an EMT-Basic, EMT-IT, AEMT or Paramedic, we are looking to increase our staffing. Camp Douglas Rescue, Inc. is also interested in hiring Paramedics to practice as an AEMT in preparation for a possible license upgrade in the future.

Benefits: Camp Douglas Rescue, Inc. may pay for your EMT education, refreshers, and some additional training. We are looking for people to staff at our Station for 12 to 24 hour shifts as hours may vary. We also pay volunteer EMT's that live within the local service area to respond from home with additional pay for each call taken.

If this sounds like something that might be a right fit for you, give us a call!

EMS Office: 608-427-6969 Leave Message or Email: for an Application Packet or Additional Information

James Newlun ~ EMS President

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