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Firefighter and Equipment Operator
Milwaukee County Fire Department

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JOB DUTIES Under general supervision, performs aircraft rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great. Serves as firefighter/equipment operator of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles at General Mitchell International Airport; to drive and maneuver vehicles to the most advantageous position for aircraft rescue; to operate pumps and perform firefighting, rescue and salvage operations; to respond to medical emergencies involving airport patrons and/or employees; to maintain fire and emergency medical equipment in response ready condition; to conduct inspections of structures, fueling vehicles/facilities for detection of fire hazards and the elimination of such hazards; to conduct fire
prevention and protection drills and instruct others in the techniques and methods of fire prevention; to maintain quarters and surrounding areas in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition; to prepare reports; and to perform such other duties as may be assigned.


EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of verifiable experience as a Certified Firefighter II required. Associate's Degree in Fire Science or related field will substitute for up to one year of required experience. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) certification/experience highly desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Specialized experience must include knowledge to drive and operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity and size, and of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses, etc. Knowledge of basic and specialized airfield and structural firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures. Knowledge of basic building design, construction, and occupancy; and of the unique hazards associated with aircraft design, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch release mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems. Knowledge of Basic Life Support techniques, terminologies, and protocols. Skill in operating communications equipment. Ability to maintain good working relations; to communicate orally and in writing; and to lift and carry heavy loads. Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, technical orders, and FAA Advisory Circulars.

EDUCATION: Graduation from High School or GED equivalent and a minimum of 30 semester hours of college credit are required; Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field preferred; State of Wisconsin Firefighter II Certification required; National Registry and/or Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License required and maintained throughout incumbency; Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) certification highly desired; possession of a current and valid certificate of completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from an approved National Testing Network agency is required at time of application; National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700 and ICS 800 certificates required at time of application; possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's license required within six-months of being hired and maintained throughout incumbency.

NOTE 1: FOR APPLICANTS OUTSIDE OF WISCONSIN, an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), Department of Defense (DOD), or Pro-Board Firefighter II certification will substitute for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter II certification.

NOTE 2: Appointee must acquire a Class 1 Airport driver's license within three (3) months of appointment and maintain during incumbency. Appointee must establish and maintain security clearance in accordance with the Transportation Security Administration guidelines for unescorted access to secured areas of the airport during incumbency.

NOTE 3: Medical Requirements: A medical examination will be conducted before appointment to this position. Medical standards will be in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations. Appointee will be subjected to pre-hire, as well as, random drug screening during incumbency.

NOTE 4: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week

THE ORIGINAL EXAMINATION is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish residency in the State of Wisconsin within six (6) months of appointment and maintain such residency during incumbency.

This position is open to qualified internal and external candidates. An on line application may be filed at by 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2016.


For further information potential candidates can contact Assistant Chief Joshua Loescher at or visit

In accordance with Rule III, Section 12 of the Civil Service Rules, a noncompetitive examination will be held for this position. The noncompetitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.

Federal Airport Security regulations require that applicants undergo a personal background and employment history verification before issuance of a badge that permits access to secure areas. Applicants for positions requiring access to secure areas will be subject to employment verification and background checks.

Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefits package.

Effective October 1, 1998, background checks must be conducted of all individuals appointed to positions covered by Wisconsin Act 27 of the laws of 1997 and Wisconsin State Statute 50.065. This requirement impacts all positions authorized in the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division as well as other positions in County Service.

PR 17B Org unit: 5040 J. Tate JF

Fire Chief
Collinsville, Illinois

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Collinsville, Illinois (population 25,579), is a thriving and historic community positioned to be "THE" place to live, work, shop, and play, Incorporated in 1872, the City sits at the intersection of two major interstate highways and is located just ten minutes from Downtown St. Louis. Richly blending rural beauty and urban vitality, The Mission of the City of Collinsville is clear and direct, "To provide superior municipal services through an engaged workforce while partnering with the community and being responsible stewards of the public tax dollars resulting in satisfied customers." The Fire Department accomplishes its mission through fire prevention and public fire safety education, fire suppression, rescue, hazard mitigation, and advanced life support services.

The City is seeking an energetic and experienced fire service leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills. A commitment to high professional standards is required and experience with both fire and EMS is important. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style and experience working in a union environment.

JOB SUMMARY: The City is seeking an experienced Fire Chief candidate to lead its full-time Fire Department comprised of 31 firefighter/paramedics and staff. The Department covers 14.6 square miles of Collinsville as well as the Collinsville Fire Protection District. In addition to the responsibilities as the fire department administrator, the Fire Chief is the Director of Emergency Management (Collinsville Emergency Management Agency). The Fire Chief reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (City Manager). The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible to the Mayor and four City Council members, operating under the Council-Manager form of government.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate shall have experience working successfully in a collaborative labor relations/collective bargaining environment. Must be able to demonstrate the technical aspects of emergency scene management (NIMS), EMS (ALS and BLS) leadership and management and transport, Emergency Management Preparedness and planning (EMA), fire prevention and fire prevention education programs, hazardous materials response, special technical rescue response, MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) operations, response and management. Superior strategic planning skills, fiscal and budget management must be able to be demonstrated through career experience.


  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience, and or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Bachelor's degree from and accredited four-year university or college, fire science or related field preferred. Graduate and Masters level study and degree attainment is a plus.
  • National Registry EMT-B is not mandatory, but is desirable.
  • Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Fire Officer III, Chief Fire Officer and National Fire Academy Chief Fire Officer certification preferred. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary range $90,000 - $100,000 (+) - Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. The City also provides an excellent benefit package (full medical 100% and 75% for dependent) and retirement program. Residency within Collinsville is required within one-year.

TO APPLY: The application closing date has been extended to June 10, 2016. Successful candidates will participate in an Assessment Center process on a date to be announced later. Interested and qualified candidates should apply at once, with resume and salary history, together with a letter summarizing your qualifications, education, professional accomplishments, and a description of the size of the departments and populations where you have gained experience in confidence to the Departments Executive Search Consultant:

Submit all application materials to:
Executive Search Consultant
Illinois Fire Chiefs Association
P.O. Box 7
Skokie, IL 60076-0007

The Collinsville Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Questions can be directed to: Chief T.E. Sashko, Executive Director


The Town of Buchanan (Outagamie County, population 6,935) seeks a Fire & Rescue Chief (part-time). Under general administrative direction, the Fire & Rescue Chief plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Town's public safety functions including fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical services, emergency management, disaster responses, community problem solving, related code enforcement, general community support services, and related support services; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; acts as a member of the Town Board's management team; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Town Board. For a full list of duties refer to the Town's website ( for a complete job description.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: Associate's degree preferred from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, emergency management, public administration, business administration or a related field. Five years of increasingly responsible fire/EMS service experience including three years of management and supervisory responsibility. Must have a valid Wisconsin State driver's license. Must have the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check. Must be within a maximum ten (10) minute response time to the Buchanan Town Hall (residency in Town is not required).

Position maintains weekly hours of 10-20 per week. Occasional nights and weekend work may be necessary to accommodate meetings, drills/training and calls for service. Starting wage range is $21.86-$25.69/hour.

A pre-employment application AND resume must be completed and submitted by the deadline of May 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall or on the Town's website. Information must be returned to the Administrator/Clerk, Town of Buchanan, N178 County Road N, Appleton, WI 54915 by the deadline. Submittals can also be e-mailed to

Fire Chief
City of Fort Atkinson

The City of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (Pop. 12,355) is currently accepting applications for its next Fire Chief to lead the Fire Department. The Department consists of three full-time firefighter officers, three part-time fire inspectors and approximately 38 paid-on-call volunteer firefighters. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in fire science, public administration or closely related field, five years of progressively responsible public safety experience with at least three years management experience at the Lieutenant level or above, or any combination of education and experience which provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. The City is seeking an innovative, energetic leader with solid experience managing a volunteer department. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead positive change. The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge in public safety administration, budgeting, employee relations, contract negotiations, records systems and public relations. Salary range: $69,176 - $76,648 DOQE, with competitive benefits. A valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator's license and CPR certification required. Residency within fifteen miles required within twelve months. A complete job description can be found at To apply, submit cover letter, resume and five professional references by May 20, 2016 to City Manager, City of Fort Atkinson, 101 North Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538 or via email to

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