• Full Time
  • Springfield, MO
  • Firefighters hired for the Spring 2024 Fire Academy will have an entry starting salary at $22.05/hour (80/hour pay period) and $15.75/hour (112 hour pay period). Both wage rates equate to $45,864 annually. USD / Year

Website City of Springfield MO

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The Springfield Fire Department makes a positive impact with citizens on a daily basis.

This posting is to qualify candidates for the Spring 2024 Fire Academy.
Firefighters hired for the Spring 2024 Fire Academy will have an entry starting salary at $22.05/hour (80/hour pay period) and $15.75/hour (112 hour pay period). Both wage rates equate to $45,864 annually.

Join our team as a Springfield Firefighter! The Springfield Fire Department is a professional organization dedicated to serving our community! Department core values include: professionalism, integrity, compassion, dedication, and courage. The Springfield Fire Department consists of 227 professionals and provides services in an 82+ square-mile area from 12 fire stations, 16 frontline apparatus and is ISO 2 accredited.

The primary duty of a Firefighter is to respond to fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergencies as part of a team to bring it to a successful resolution. Additionally, the Department offers a variety of specialized assignment options such as Technical Rescue, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, and Investigations and Inspections.

For more information regarding the Firefighter position and selection/hiring process, please visit the City of Springfield’s Firefighter Employment Page.



Qualifications and RequirementsExperience, Education, and Training:

Must be a high school graduate or have G.E.D;
Must possess an Emergency Medical Technician–B license;
Firefighter I and II certifications;
Completion of a registered Department of Labor apprenticeship program in construction trade or related area;
36 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university ;
Two years of cumulative active duty military service with an honorable discharge.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
Must possess or obtain Firefighter I and II certifications and a valid Emergency Medical Technical –B license during the probationary period and each must be maintained throughout the appointment.

Additional Requirements:18 years of age at commission
Vision correctable to 20/30
Excellent physical condition
Due to the public safety nature of the Firefighter position any felony and misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility of the applicant. Review includes such factors as the nature, type, and recency of conviction as well as other job related factors.
Must comply with the department’s tattoo policy and not have any face, head, or neck tattoos or tattoos that would show in a long sleeve shirt.
FunctionsFor more information on essential functions and other requirements, please see the job description.
About the Springfield Fire Academy:

New Firefighters will attend the Springfield Fire Academy.
The Academy is typically 24 weeks, Monday-Thursday, 10-hour days.
Firefighters are paid employees of the City and receive benefits during the academy.
New hires must successfully pass the Firefighter Physical Ability Test during the academy to maintain employment.


Other Requirements

Springfield Fire Department Hiring Process:


Talent and Experience Evaluation: Human Resources staff and Fire Administration will review each application and rate candidates on their past work experience, education, certifications and other qualifications. These ranking will be used to determine which candidates will be invited to the interview portion of the hiring process.

Testing information: The testing and selection procedure includes the following elements: an oral interview, comprehensive background investigation as well as post-offer pre-employment physical examination and pre-employment drug screen.

InterviewInterviews take approximately 30 minutes.
Employment interviews with the City of Springfield may be different than interviews with other employers. Check out our interview tips here.
Background InvestigationBackground investigations are initiated after the interview process and may take several weeks to complete.
The background investigation is very extensive and requires the candidates sign an authorization form. It will include previous work references, criminal and civil records checks, personal references, and checks with landlords, neighbors, and more.
Candidates will not be considered without multiple reference checks from previous employment.
Job Offer The Human Resources Department will make job offers, conditional on passing the physical examination and drug screen.
Generally, physical examinations will be conducted within two weeks of the job offer. Candidates will be evaluated by a department-selected physician who will evaluate whether the candidate can safely perform the essential functions of the job, and a drug screen will be given.
Applicants must pass every phase of the testing selection process in order to be considered eligible for hire.

Please note: Please include your current email address on application.  Most communication that will occur during this process will be through written communication, feel free to email or call for any updates at [email protected] or 417-864-1602.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing is required.

All interested candidates MUST complete the City of Springfield on-line application in its entirety.  The candidate profile must include all employment history with accurate and complete information prior to submission.  Resumes alone will not be accepted as the application, but they may be submitted as supplemental documentation.

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