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  • FT/PT: Full-Time
  • Company: City of Abilene

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Job Description:

Position Title: Firefighter

Position Summary:
The City of Abilene Kansas seeks a qualified candidate for a career opportunity as a Firefighter. The position responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; participates in fire prevention programs, inspection, training activities, maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment and station.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume with online Application at

Annual Base Salary $32,900 - $37,300 plus Overtime
Salary based on Certifications and Experience

Date Opened: October 1, 2021
Date Closes: October 24, 2021

Hours: Shift work. 24 on 48 off

The City of Abilene conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

The City of Abilene is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department: Fire
Reports To: Fire Chief
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)
Retirement: KP&F

This job ad/description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Essential Job Functions:
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, officials and the public.
-Perform fire-fighting activities, including operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
-Maintain and safely operate equipment.
-Perform general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and grounds.
-Operate radio and other communication equipment.
-Perform salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.
-Perform inspections of buildings and property within the city for possible fire hazards and for fire safety regulations.

Education and Experience:
This is an entry level position, no previous experience is required, some experience is preferred. Completion of high school level education or G.E.D. Certification requirements: NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800. Must possess a valid Kansas Class C driver’s license. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment.

Firefighter I is required within one year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Not all inclusive)
Ability to think logically and quickly during an emergency.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and meet deadlines.
Ability to understand and apply elementary physics, chemistry and mechanics.
Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.
Ability to read and comprehend technically-written material.
Ability to organize information for concise written records.
Ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts accurately.

Work Environment:
Inside/Outside: Adverse conditions possible
Cold/Heat: Adverse conditions possible, extreme temperatures
Wet/Dry: Adverse conditions possible, mud and ice
Noise/Vibrations: Significant noise
Hazards: Confined spaces, poor visibility, limited mobility and heights Fumes/Dust/Odors:
Extensive exposure to dust, fumes and odors
Infectious Diseases: High exposure
Physical Abilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

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City of Abilene
419 N Broadway
Abilene KS 67410

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