Job Postings

Fire Chief
City of Sheboygan, WI

The City of Sheboygan is seeking a candidate for the position of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for leading a team of professionals with delivering quality professional services including protecting lives and property from fire and harm through code enforcement, education, emergency and non-emergency services. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in Fire Science, Emergency Management or related fields is required, Master’s Degree is preferred. Fifteen years of progressive work experience is required with and at least five years supervisory experience as a Fire Chief, Lieutenant or higher in a paid municipal fire department. The salary range for this position (depending on qualifications) is $103,542 - $140,108 per year.

The City of Sheboygan offers a competitive and generous benefits package including paid time off, health, dental, vision and life insurance, disability insurances and a team- oriented work environment.

Employees receive pension benefits through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). This is a 50/50 contribution/match program. For more information, please visit

The City of Sheboygan is a public sector employer that employs talented individuals in various positions including a dynamic leadership team under the direction of the City Administrator.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall administration of the Fire Department, including the discipline, effectiveness, safety and efficiency of personnel.
  • Delegates duties to supervisory personnel and directs supervisory personnel in maintaining an effective department.

  • Responsible, through subordinate personnel, for training and development of all personnel, including methods of firefighting, emergency medical systems and use of equipment.

  • Evaluates the performance, effectiveness and/or productivity of all personnel and departmental functions.

  • Organizes and directs fire prevention, inspection and firefighting activities at large fires and emergencies.

  • Develops and executes policies, rules and regulations and general orders for administering the various activities of the department.

  • Directs the preparation of the department budget.

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Full-Time Firefighter
City of Fitchburg

The City of Fitchburg is now accepting applications for the position of full-time firefighter. This is a rare opportunity to join a highly respected department that emphasizes quality, innovation, trust, integrity, and customer service in everything it does. The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and be a state of Wisconsin certified firefighter I. An associate’s degree in a fire service related field and two years of previous firefighter experience are desired. This position offers a hiring salary of $56,163 and an excellent benefit package.

To learn more about this position, and to apply online, visit our website at: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Administrative Captain - Career
McFarland Fire & Rescue Dept.

The McFarland Fire & Rescue Department is seeking candidates for an immediate hiring and an eligibility list for Administrative Captain. Under the direction of the Fire & Rescue Chief, the Administrative Captain is responsible for overseeing and coordinating administrative and operational activities of the Fire and Rescue Department. The Administrative Captain also responds to emergency calls and covers the ambulance schedule as needed during normal working hours. The position is responsible for managing the departments training program, auditing payroll, auditing of incident reports, and conducts and/or coordinates yearly performance appraisals for paid-on-call employees. Additionally, the Administrative Captain may be required to act as the designee of the Fire & Rescue Chief in the absence of the Fire & Rescue Chief. A major portion of the duties for the position will be the coordination and development of training for the Department. The preferred candidate will have experience in training of EMTs and firefighters.

The Administrative Captain position is an exempt position and would be required to work a typical 40 hours per week, including providing ambulance coverage from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The typical shift may be modified in the future. The 2019 annual salary is between $61,461.00 and $70,680.16. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, income continuation, State of Wisconsin Retirement Service (protected), vacation, sick, and paid holidays.

Required Qualifications: An associate’s degree in fire science, emergency medical management, public, or business administration, or related field. A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in either the Fire or EMS service, Fire or EMS training development, and/or supervisory or administrative experience in both services which demonstrates leadership and managerial qualities. Must have current certifications in NIMS 300, Wisconsin certification as a Firefighter II, Advanced EMT with CEVO and CPR certifications with a preference toward Wisconsin certification as an EMT-Paramedic. Any combination of education and experience which in the sole discretion of the Village would demonstrate the employee’s ability to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position may also be considered. Must be able to possess or be able to obtain a valid WI driver’s license.

Application deadline is Friday, May 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Complete instructions, application packets, and additional information can be obtained at, phone 608- 838-3278 or email

City of Kenosha, WI

The City of Kenosha is currently accepting online applications through June 2, 2019, to establish an eligibility list of qualified applicants for Firefighter/EMT vacancies that occur in 2019 through early 2020. The job posting can be found by clicking on the following link or by visiting, and clicking Employment.


Keep in mind that the City of Kenosha does not accept paper applications. Applicants must apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link within the job posting.  Instructions on how to create an account and apply for this position can be found by clicking here.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM on June 2, 2019. Please post on departmental bulletin boards and feel free to share this posting with anyone who is interested. 

Community Risk Reduction Education Specialist
City of La Crosse

The City of La Crosse is recruiting for the position of Community Risk Reduction Education Specialist. This position is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of public education and volunteer programs for the Fire Department, Fire Prevention and Building Safety Division. This position manages and coordinates educational programs, special events, and volunteer programs as well as interfacing with the media regarding programs, and other City safety education related issues. An incumbent in this class serves as an information resource to the community and will train and direct the Community Risk Reduction Education programs as related to program areas and may oversee the work of volunteers. The position reports to the Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention and Building Safety.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Business Management, Marketing Relations, Communications or related field. Considerable experience (2-5 years desired) in progressively responsible public safety or community education programs, social work, counseling, public relations or marketing, involving public contact. Experience and/or training in public speaking. Starting wage for this non-exempt position is $26.69 - $30.56 depending on qualifications.

The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. The City of La Crosse supports attaining a representative workforce and workplace equity. Start date for this position is projected to be 7/1/2019.

Applications are accepted until position filled. Application materials and job information can be obtained at To be considered submit a completed City of La Crosse employment application to:

City of La Crosse Human Resources Department
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone (608) 789-7595

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An Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Fire Chief
Freeport, IL

Freeport, IL (24,091 est. 2017) a historic community in northwestern Illinois, Freeport is 25 miles west of Rockford, 20 miles south of the Wisconsin border and easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in every direction. The City is seeking a high-energy, highly professional, visionary, experienced candidates interested in serving as the next Fire Chief. Site of an 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate, known for more than 150 years as “Pretzel City” and home to several Fortune 500 companies, Freeport combines history and progress in an area offering both urban and rural living.  Freeport offers its citizens a very diverse lifestyle, incorporating the best of the old and new, the large and small. Tree-lined boulevards boast gracious 100+ year-old homes while new subdivisions offer the latest in design and construction. Their location– in the middle of a rural America yet close to several of the Midwest’s most progressive big cities, provides their residents with a myriad of choices to enhance their professional and personal lives. The City is a full-service organization which provides Fire/EMS, Police, Community Development, Public Works, Financial and Administrative services. Please note the following about this opportunity: 

The Freeport Fire Department currently employs 45 highly-trained professional operating out of three (3) strategically placed fire stations throughout the City. The personnel are trained and certified as FFII and III, EMT and Paramedics, and Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Technicians. The department currently maintains an ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) of a Class 3. The shift personnel are members of the IAFF Local 441. The Freeport Fire Department is a member of MABAS Division 17 covering Stephenson County, IL  providing state-of-the-art mutual aid services to the area. The department provides full fire, emergency medical services, (ALS), fire prevention, emergency management and specialized response team functions to the City and region.  EMS transports are to FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. The Department responded to over 4,900 emergency calls in 2018. The fire department operates on a budget of $5,700,000.

  • The City is seeking an experienced, innovative, collaborative fire/EMS leader with demonstrated managerial, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a balance of commitment to the organization as well as the senior management team of the City with a genuine confidence and approachable personality to residents, business and governmental leaders.  
  • The next Fire Chief will have a demonstrated record of fairness, transparency and consistency in the administration of Departmental policies and procedures and the willingness to address issues in a positive and timely manner. The Fire Chief must possess well-developed writing and public speaking skills and the utmost integrity.
  • It is particularly important that the next Fire Chief is a progressive, creative and innovative leader involved in local, regional, state and national fire service initiatives. The new fire chief must provide an understanding of the need to use data for problem solving and community risk reduction efforts. The ability to mentor and foster leadership roles within the staff, succession planning and a global vision of the city’s needs and vision are critical. Creativity and the ability to guide and balance change is a must.

Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in fire science, emergency management, emergency medical services or related fields. 10-years’ experience and demonstrated leadership in a fire service command position is required. A master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Fire Science, Public Administration or equivalent is desired. Candidates will be required to obtain their CFO within 2-years of appointment if not already certified.  Executive Fire Officer is required or must be obtained within 3-years of appointment. The annual salary range for this position is $ 85,000 – $100,000 depending upon qualificationsThe City of Freeport also offers an attractive benefits package. Residency in the City is required of department heads.

Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by April 26, 2019 (5 p.m. DST) to Timothy E. Sashko, Vice-President at

Additional information about the City of Freeport can be found on the City’s website:

Watertown Fire Dept.

The Watertown Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Watertown. The Watertown Fire Department is looking for energetic personnel that are dedicated to providing public service in areas of fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education. Starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $51,210 per year.

The Watertown Fire Department is a combination fire department with a service area of 101 square miles covering approximately 30,000 citizens. The fire department operates out of one station which is staffed with a maximum of 8 personnel working 24 hour shifts. The Watertown Fire Department responds to both city and rural emergency calls, uses a two-paramedic service, and ran 2596 emergency calls in 2018.

Minimum Requirements at TIME OF APPLICATION:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Possess a valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma, or have equivalency
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter I and II certifications (or ability to obtain Wisconsin certification throughreciprocity)
  • State of Wisconsin Paramedic license (or ability to obtain Wisconsin licensure through reciprocity or beenrolled in a State of Wisconsin Paramedic licensed program; written documentation from educationalinstitution showing proof of enrollment and good standing required
  • Candidate Physical Agility Testing (CPAT) Certificate, within past twelve months- AT TIME OF HIRE

Apply At:

City of Watertown Website to downloadapplication and instructions. Application Deadline is April 26, 2019 4:30pm.


  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019 4:30pm
  • Written Test: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:00pm
  • Oral Interview: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Times TBD)
  • Fire Chief Interview: Friday, May 10, 2019 (Times TBD)

Questions:Please direct all questions pertaining to the application process to Assistant Fire Chief/EMS Director Jim Acker at or by calling 920-206-4240.

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For more information contact the WSFCA office at: or 800-375-5886