AN APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Please apply at www.hrepartners.com.
Employment as a Firefighter/EMT
Our objective is to attract high quality prospective applicants to increase our candidate pool in order to provide the best level of fire protection and EMS services as well as to reflect the community we serve.
Those interested in a career with the Junction City Fire Department are encouraged to complete an Application when it is advertised on the City of Junction City employment website: www.hrepartners.com. If the position for Firefighter/EMT is not listed we are not taking applications at this time. No filing fees are involved, but applications must be completed on the web.
Applications are maintained by the Junction City Human Resources Department. They will notify the applicants of the next time and date of the Written and Physical Agility examinations.
Candidates must also complete the Kansas WORKReady Certificate (also known as the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate). This certificate tests in the fields of reading, mathematics, and locating information. For additional information about the certification, please visit https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/mn_workready_dsp.cfm.
Kansas WORKReady! is an initiative that uses WorkKeys® assessments to award Career Readiness Certificates to individuals to document their skills in:
- Applied Mathematics: measures skills used to apply mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems.
- Locating Information: measures skills used to work with workplace graphics such as charts, graphs, tables, forms, maps, diagrams, and instrument gauges.
- Reading for Information: measures skills used to read and use written text to do a job such as memos, letters, directions, signs, policies, and regulations.
WorkKeys® is a reliable and nationally-validated assessment used to evaluate and analyze workplace skills. Thousands of jobs are "profiled" to identify skill levels necessary to perform each job. Skills measured by WorkKeys® are transferable; skills necessary for most jobs. Tasks are based on workplace situations and do not require job-specific knowledge.
An employer uses the Kansas WORKReady! Certificate as an additional tool to identify quality applicants. A job seeker presents the certificate to potential employers as documentation of work skill levels.
Kansas WORKReady! Certificates have four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
- Bronze: an individual has core skills for approximately 35% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys®.
- Silver: an individual has core skills for approximately 65% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys®.
- Gold: an individual has core skills for approximately 90% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys®.
- Platinum: an individual has core skills for approximately 99% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys®.
For additional information on WORKReady!, contact a Workforce Center near you. Go to www.workkeys.org for more information on WorkKeys®.
Physical Agility Test:
Members of the Fire Department administer the Physical Agility Test with oversight by the Human Resources Department.
The written test is administered and certified by a designee of the Junction City Human Resources Department. Members of the Fire Department assist Human Resources in the testing process.
Applicants successfully passing the testing process are scheduled for a personal interview with an interview board consisting of management and a representative from Human Resources. Applicants are evaluated on character traits and abilities in the areas of decision making, judgments under pressure, ability to communicate, demeanor, integrity and credibility. Standard sets of questions are asked of each applicant and the applicant is scored numerically based on their answers. An opportunity is provided for the applicant to present their strong points and verbalize why they would be an asset to the Junction City Fire Department.
Chiefs Review of Applicants and Selection:
Following the completion of all interviews, the Fire Chief evaluates all the applicant's scores and ratings received in the prior phases. The Chief then places each candidate in a preferential hiring order.
Each applicant is required to undergo an extensive medical examination to insure their physical condition and ability to perform the duties and functions required of this profession. During this examination a mandatory drug screen is administered. If an applicant is determined to be not qualified, they will be removed from the employment process and advised.
As you can see, the employment process is lengthy and very detailed. Please understand it is the purpose of the Junction City Fire Department to hire the most qualified and best representatives for the citizens of Junction City. If you have any questions concerning the process please call Human Resources at 785-238-3103.
The JCFD provides fire suppression for the City of Junction City as well as ALS care, transport, Rescue, and Haz-Mat response to all residents of Geary County. The JCFD is a full time paid department of 51 line firefighters responding out of two stations. The JCFD currently operates with three shifts of 17. Our current rotation consists of 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty. All members of the department are cross trained, and perform both firefighting and EMS duties. All fire training is in-house unless currently certified.
Our Members are able to perform the following skills per Protocol:
Utilizes all Kansas Board of EMS EMT enhancements
Nebulized Breathing Treatment
Blood Glucose Analysis
First Line Cardiac Arrest Management
Intraosseous Access - EZ-IO
Peripheral IV Therapy or IM applications
Localized Pain Control Medications
Anaphylaxis and Seizure Control
12 lead EKG/Capnography
Intraosseous Access - EZ-IO
Qualifications and Requirements
Valid high school diploma or equivalent GED
EMT certification by the State of Kansas
Must pass a written EMS exam based on level of certification
Must complete the Kansas WorkReady! Certificate (also known as the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate)
Must reside within a 30 minute radius
Salary and Benefits:
JCFD firefighters begin with an annual salary of:
AEMT - $43,362
Paramedic - $47,274
Other benefits include Health Insurance package options, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Sick and Vacation Leave, Injury and Family Medical Leave.
The City furnishes all uniforms and firefighting gear with the exception of belts and shoes for station wear. A yearly $100 allowance is also offered to members that are not in their probationary status to purchase gear or uniforms.
Through Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System (KP&F). Employees pay 7.15% of their gross salary on automatic deductions. Retirement pay is based on 2.5% of final average salary for each year of service. Maximum retirement of 90% for 36 years of service.
Fireman's Relief Association Provides life insurance policy and pays 85% of premium while employed with the Junction City Fire Department. In addition, it also provides accident and sickness insurance.
NOTE – Firefighter positions which are designated in the bargaining unit by the Kansas Public Employees Relations Board are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #3309. Wages, hours of work, and working conditions are subject to contract negotiations.