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Fire Inspector/Public Education Specialist
Village of McFarland

The Village of McFarland Fire & Rescue Department is seeking a Fire Inspector/Public Education Specialist. We are seeking a highly motivated professional with experience conducting fire inspections, sprinkler system plan review, fire alarm system plan review, and creating occupancy preplans. The individual must also demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as the position interacts throughout the community with various members of the community. 

McFarland Fire & Rescue Department provides EMS and fire protection services to over 9,700 citizens in the Village of McFarland, the northeast area of the Town of Dunn, and the west area of the Town of Pleasant Springs. The Department is a combination department with a fulltime Chief, five fulltime Advanced EMT’s, and 60 paid on call employees. 

Required qualifications include: Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Fire/EMS field, one (1) year experience as a fire inspector; certifications in Firefighter I, Fire Inspector I, EMT-B or higher, and NIMS 100, 200, 700. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid WI driver’s license; strong oral and written communication abilities; ability to meet established physical fitness standards; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities. Must be able to obtain State of Wisconsin AEMT, Motor Pump Operator and Fire Detection, Prevention & Suppression Inspector certifications within one year of appointment. 

Desired qualifications: Firefighter II, Wisconsin State Certified Emergency Services Instructor I, Sprinkler Plan Review, Fire Alarm System Review, Wisconsin Building Inspector, and Motor Pump Operator - Aerial. 

This is position is a fulltime position with a typical working schedule of Monday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The starting wage for the position is $23.86 per hour with future range to $27.42 per hour. The Village of McFarland offers an excellent fringe benefits package that includes vacation, holiday, personal holiday and sick time off, health insurance, State of Wisconsin retirement, and several other benefits. 

Application deadline is Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Application packets can be obtained at, phone 608-838-3278 or email For more information contact Chief Chris Dennis at 

608-838-3278 or

City of Kenosha 

General Overview of Position
Work Schedule: Twenty-four (24) hours on duty followed by forty-eight (48) hours off duty

This position is represented by Local 414 of the International Association of Firefighters (AFL-CIO-CLC) and is covered by a fair share agreement.

This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications.  Firefighter recruitments are conducted approximately every two years.  This recruitment will establish an eligibility list of qualified applicants that will be considered for any Firefighter vacancies that occur between late 2017 through 2018 unless the list is replaced or extended by the Police & Fire Commission, or ten (10) or fewer names remain on the list. 

Appointed incumbents are on probation for a full calendar year after completion of basic recruit training and may be removed without cause and without any right of appeal.  Appointed incumbents must obtain a Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) license within two years of their hire date and maintain such EMT throughout the term of their employment.  Failure to maintain the EMT license shall subject the appointed incumbent to termination.  Appointed incumbents also, at the discretion of the City, may be required to obtain and maintain a paramedic certification within an eight (8) year period.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the paramedic training when assigned or failure to maintain any required paramedic license or certificate shall subject the appointed incumbent to termination.  

Incumbents hired must comply with all departmental policies and procedures.

Residency requirement: Prior to the completion of the probationary period, applicants must reside within Kenosha County, Racine County (except the Town of Waterford; however the Village of Waterford is acceptable), Franklin, Oak Creek, or South Milwaukee. The incumbent of this position is required to maintain such residency during the term of employment. 

More information can be found online, here

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