Job Postings

Fire Chief
Janesville, WI

Janesville, WI, (population 64,359), a well-regarded Council-Manager community in scenic south central Wisconsin seeks experienced, creative, team-focused, and service-oriented professional to lead the Fire Department in the functions of effective and efficient risk reduction, fire and rescue, emergency medical, and special services in accordance with Federal, State, and City regulations. Responsible for 97 FTEs and a $11.8M operating budget.  Additionally, through an inter-governmental agreement serves as the Fire Chief for the Milton Township / Milton Fire Department consisting of 60 part-time firefighters and a $1M operating budget.

Strong work ethic, integrity, proven and developed leadership, management, analytical & communication skills, adaptability and creativity essential; collaborator with problem solving skills & team building orientation; planning & organizational skills; proven ability to initiate & implement. Duties include:  planning and directing the work activities and operations of the Fire Department as set forth by the City Council and City Administration, City policy, and applicable state and federal regulations. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in the fire service, with five years of supervisory experience at a department head or division head level.

Starting Salary: $115,000 firm with opportunity to earn up to a 5% increase after 6 months based on good job performance. Excellent fringe benefits. The job description and additional information may be found at: Only properly completed applications submitted on Janesville's HR jobs webpage will be considered. Position open until filled. November 16, 2018 first review of applications.

Qualified persons should submit a cover letter, résumé of experience and qualifications, and five professional references through the link provided above. EOE 

Battalion Chief
Village of Caledonia 

The VILLAGE OF CALEDONIA, RACINE COUNTY, WISCONSIN (POP. 25,021) is accepting applications for the position of Battalion Chief.

Qualifications: Minimum qualification includes graduation or equivalent from high school. Progressively responsible experience in fire department management, fire suppression, EMS work, fire prevention/inspection in a municipality including ten (10) years of firefighting, EMS experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide advance knowledge, abilities and skills in the above subjects. Minimum of four (4) years at the rank of Lieutenant or higher at time of application. An Associate Degree in Fire Science or equivalent fire training preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related field (Fire Protection/Science/Medic, Business Management/Administration, Public Administration/Management must be obtained within 4 years of appointment.

Caledonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary range: $77,684.51 - $100,989.87

Applications may be obtained online at or at the Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane from 8am-5pm 

Completed applications and copies of appropriatelicenses and certifications must be received by 4:00 PM, December 9th, 2018 at

Caledonia Fire Department
6900 Nicholson Rd.
Caledonia WI 53108

City of Watertown 

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 $50,201 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 2652 emergency calls in 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • Graduated from High School or have equivalency
  • Pass written test and interview process
  • Pass all medical and psychological requirements

Requirements at Time of Hire:

  • Wisconsin Firefighter II certification (or ability to obtain Wisconsin certification through reciprocity)
  • Wisconsin Paramedic license (or ability to obtain Wisconsin licensure through reciprocity)
  • Passed CPAT testing process
Apply At:
City of Watertown Website to download application and instructions. Application Deadline is November 16, 2018 4:30pm.

  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 4:30pm
  • Written Test: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00pm
  • Oral Interview: Monday, December 3, 2018 (Times TBD)
  • Fire Chief Interview: Monday, December 10, 2018 (Times TBD)


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

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