Job Postings

The City of Merrill 

The City of Merrill is seeking applications from qualified persons for the establishment an eligibility list for employment as a Paramedic/Firefighter. 

Minimum Requirements by Date of Hire: 

  • 18 years old
  • Associate Degree in Fire Science -OR- minimum of 60 college-level credits (Fire Protection, Fire Science, Paramedic, or related field preferred.)
  • Certification as a Fire Fighter Two (2) by the State of Wisconsin or an IFSAC accredited agency
  • State of Wisconsin Certified Paramedic
  • Candidates must have a current CPAT certification
  • Candidates must also possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.  Residency requirements apply within 90 days of successful completion of probation period. 
  • Preference will be given for a bachelor’s degree in fire science or related field

Applications and job description are available on line at the City of Merrill WEB Page

All applications must be returned along with a comprehensive letter of introduction and current resume no later than 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 to the City Attorney’s office at 1004 East First Street, Merrill, Wi. 54452. 

For questions contact the Fire Chief at 715-536-2233. 

The City of Merrill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

EMS Medical Director
The City of Kenosha 

The Emergency Medical Services division of the Kenosha (WI) Fire Department has provided paramedic-level emergency medical service to the citizens and visitors of the City of Kenosha since 1989. The department is staff by 148 cross trained medical providers, of which 74 are paramedics and 74 are EMTs. The service area of the city is 27.6 square miles serving a population of 99,489. All calls for service are answered at the paramedic response level. The department has 5 primary paramedic units staffed 24/7/365 by two paramedics and one EMT. In 2016 the department answered over 11,000 requests for emergency medical care. Of these calls over 8,000 were transported to one of the three area hospitals serving the community with an estimated 27% receiving advanced (paramedic) level care. 

Position Description
The Kenosha Fire Department Medical Director is a licensed physician who has the overall medical responsibility for the planning, implementation, operation, and monitoring of the emergency medical services provided by the Kenosha Fire Department. He/she has the medical and legal responsibility for all EMS system operations and for all medical services provided by the department as outlined in the department’s EMS operational plan. He/she is responsible for the supervision, direction and management of pre-hospital medical care provided by the department. He/she is also responsible for the EMS continuous quality improvement program and is actively engaged in the training and education of the department’s EMS providers. It is estimated that the department Medical Director would perform services ten hours per week or forty hours per month.

Click HERE to view a copy of the RFP.

Contact James Poltrock (262/653-4097 or, Division Chief of EMS, if you have questions about the position or the RFP. The RFP will close on October 6, 2017.

Battalion Chief
Village of Bellevue

The Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department will be creating an eligibility list for the position of Battalion Chief. The department currently looks to fill one open position. The Battalion Chief position requires skills and abilities in managing and extinguishing fires, performing rescues, supervises emergency medical services (as assigned), conducting fire safety inspections and education, apparatus driving and operational actions, participation in training programs as well as station, vehicle and equipment maintenance as all detailed within the Firefighter Job Description for the department. In addition, the Battalion Chief position directly assists the Fire Chief with program management, implementation and reporting, human resources, and direct support to Fire Officers.

Please review the job description for details regarding the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position.

Individuals interested in applying for this position are asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a formal Letter of Interest
  2. Submit a complete resume’ of education and experience; along with copies ofeach diploma and certificate.

All of the above requirements should be placed in a sealed envelope and delivered to the Fire Chief prior to Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Applicants successfully completing the listed requirements will be eligible to participate in the next step of the promotional process.

The promotional process will include a Chief Officer interview, an assessment center, and an interview with the Fire Chief, followed by a recommendation to the Fire Commission for approval. The Village reserves the right to change or modify this process at any time.

Annual starting salary will be $65,000.Benefits: Wisconsin Retirement System, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Work Week: 56 hour work week – California 24 hour schedule.

Please visit Village of Bellevue website ( for further details.

Full-Time Firefighter / Advanced EMT
City of DeForest

DeForest Windsor Fire and EMS is currently seeking a qualified and dedicated individual for one (1) full-time firefighter/Advanced EMT position. This position serves as a primary FF/EMT for all emergency calls within the DeForest Windsor Fire Protection District, during scheduled shift hours (16-hour shift rotation).  

In addition to responding to incidents, this position also performs day-to-day assigned tasks as directed by the Department Chief. These tasks include, but are not limited to: public education, assist with fire inspections, light equipment maintenance, station upkeep, equipment ordering and stocking, various administrative duties, report writing and data entry.  

Position requirements include: minimum of 2 years experience as a FF/Advanced EMT, IFSAC accredited Firefighter I and Driver/Operator, all NIMS required courses, valid driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to pass a background check. Candidate must be able to maintain a positive work environment within a combination department setting.  

Position includes benefits and starting salary of $18.23/hr. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, an application (, resume, and list of references by close of business on September 25, 2017. Submit to: Deforest Windsor Fire and EMS, Attn: Chief LaFeber, 110 S. Stevenson St., DeForest, WI 53532.

Fire Chief
City of Moline

The City of Moline (pop. 43,483) is located between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in western Illinois and borders the State of Iowa. Moline is located 165 miles west of Chicago. As one of the Quad Cities, Moline is a historic community with a vibrant downtown in a metropolitan area of more than 380,000 people.

The City of Moline, a full service community of more than 16 square miles, is seeking experienced fire service professionals as candidates to lead the Moline Fire Department. The Fire Department has a complement of 63 members, consisting of 1 Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 3 Captains, 9 Lieutenants, 12 Engineers, 33 Firefighter/Paramedics, 1 Fire Inspector and 1 Training Officer. In 2016, the Fire Department responded to approximately 6,000 fire related incidents (57 working fires) and over 5,000 emergency medical calls for service. The Moline Fire Department serves the community through 4 stations strategically located throughout the City.  The Moline Fire Department is a member of Illinois MABAS Division 43. In addition to providing traditional fire and emergency medical services, the Department provides Hazardous Materials response and Technical and Water Rescue services.  The position of Fire Chief is being reinstated following the retirement of the Public Safety Director, who served in that capacity over both the Police and Fire Departments since 2012. All sworn members below the Battalion Chiefs are represented by the International Association of Firefighters Local 581.    

A candidate for the position of Fire Chief:

  • Must be a proven leader, committed to the growth and development of the Department. 
  • Be an exceptional communicator, able to thoughtfully represent the interests of the Department and the City.
  • Able to research, analyze and develop positions on all issues impacting the fire service in the community and capable of implementing consistent and fair application of department policies and practices throughout the organization.
  • Have a history of success in working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or a related field. 
    • A Master’s Degree and Command level leadership training such as advanced Fire Officer Certifications, Executive Officer, Staff and Command, Chief Executive Officer are desirable.
    • Have ten (10) years of service in fire protection and emergency medical services, including five (5) years of supervisory and administrative experience in a full-time, paid fire organization; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
    • Have the Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Basic Certification or Firefighter II Certification and the Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer I and II Certifications.
    • Have experience in a leadership position in a comparable sized municipal fire service agency.

Candidates must possess well developed communication and public presentation skills, as well as utmost integrity, and be committed to the long range success of the Moline Fire Department. The Fire Chief is appointed by the City Administrator with the Advice and Consent of the Mayor and City Council. The starting salary range for the position is $108,127 to $136,328 DOQ with excellent benefit package. Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by September 29, 2017 to Paul M. Harlow at:  Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries:  (847) 380-3240.

Click Here to Apply! 

Fire Chief
City of Watertown 

The City of Watertown, Wisconsin, population 23,995 is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. The Department currently has 24 full time employees (including EMTs, Paramedics and clerical), 13 paid-on-call personnel and an annual operating budget of approximately $2,462,000. The hiring process may include but not be limited to an exam, essay, oral interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation and a physical exam. The salary range is $81,390 - $88,628 plus benefits. Education and Experience: Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Management or Public Administration, ten years experience as a firefighter in a department comparable to the Watertown Fire Department, EMT certified, and at least four years experience in the rank of Platoon Captain or above. Qualified candidates will have a comprehensive knowledge of modern firefighting methods, emergency services, fire prevention, public education, fire safety, fire inspection and budget preparation, as well as solid labor relations experience and demonstrated quality leadership. Management experience is necessary and must be documentable.

To apply, please send a Letter of Interest and Resume including salary history and personal/professional references to: City Clerk Cindy Rupprecht, PO Box 477, Watertown, Wisconsin, 53094
or via email to or via fax to: 920-262-4016 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Fire Chief/Inspector
City of Prairie Du Chien 

WORK HOURS:  40 hours/week; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM M-F, Community Events, On-Call 24/7/365. 

SALARY: $40,000 to $50,000/year depending on qualifications.

POSITION SUMMARY: Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and monitoring of all phases of the fire department's activities in protecting life and property, including the assurance that all vehicles, equipment, and fire station facilities are routinely repaired and maintained. Conducting physical inspections to prevent and eliminate potential fire hazards, training and instructing fire department personnel, and the management of firefighting and rescue services. Work is performed under the daily supervision of the City Administrator implementing policies set out by the Police & Fire Commission with funding from the Mayor and Common Council.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 5 years firefighting experience, 2 years of officer experience (command position preferred), minimum Fire Inspector I certification or equivalent, high school diploma or GED, minimum of Fire Fighter 1 certification and fire officers training, supervision training and experience;  CPR & first aid training & certification, budgetary experience. 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Send cover letter (summary of desire, knowledge of department, applicability of experience/training, availability, salary requirements), resume (positions, dates, salary, size of department), completed application, copies of certifications, and copy of report/work sample to City of Prairie du Chien, Attn: Tina Fuller, City Clerk-Treasurer, 214 E Blackhawk Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 or via email at

DEADLINE: Noon September 22, 2017.
For a copy of the job description, employment application, employee benefits, please contact Tina Fuller, City Clerk-Treasurer at (608) 326-6406 or via email at or visit City Hall, 214 E Blackhawk Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI.

City of Oak Creek

Starting salary $18.455/hour; $53,742 annually 

The City of Oak Creek is currently accepting online applications for the position of Firefighter and is seeking highly motivated, dedicated fire service personnel to be part of their team. The Oak Creek Fire Department is an accredited, all-hazard department staffed by 49 career firefighters. 

General requirements: 

  • 18 years of age or older, at time of hire 
  • High School Education or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license at the time of hire
  • U.S. citizenship, at time of hire
  • Must pass all selection and training requirements
  • Must pass thorough medical examination and job trait assessment 

Additional Requirements at time of conditional hire: 

  • State of Wisconsin Licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
  • State of Wisconsin Certified Firefighter II
  • State of Wisconsin Certified Fire Apparatus Drive/Operator 

Where to apply: 

Benefit Summary:

  • Health Insurance: Self funded PPO program with United Health Care Network. Employee contributes 10-15% of monthly insurance premium (percentage dependent on participation in Health Risk Assessment Program).
  • Dental Insurance: Delta Dental plan
  • Section 125 Plan (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Pension: Wisconsin Retirement Fund. Employee pays employee share of WRS contribution rate each pay period.
  • Life Insurance: Basic life insurance equal to annual salary
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave 

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 24, 2017 

Applications will only be accepted online at 

The City no longer accepts paper applications. 

The 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 $55,062 and an excellent benefit package. To learn more about this position, and to apply online, visit our website at: Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Members may post open positions in their departments or organizations to the WSFCA web site at no charge. These posting may be listed in a monthly email blast to members with a link to the appropriate web page. All postings must contain a deadline and will be taken off the web page on that date. Non-members may post job opportunities to the web site at a cost of $25.

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