Firefighter: Moorhead Minnesota Deadline: August 19, 2016

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Deadline: August 19, 2016

Salary: $45,381 to $61,702 Annually

Job Description:

The City of Moorhead Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter.

About the Department

The Mission of the Moorhead Fire Department is to provide our community with trusted and dedicated professionals who work to ensure a high level of public safety through education, cooperation, and incident response.

  • Fire suppression, prevention, and investigation
  • Code enforcement
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Emergency medical care
  • Technical rescue
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Hydrant maintenance, management
  • Other disaster, emergency, life and property conservation services

When not providing emergency services, firefighters perform other routine, administrative, and laborious tasks such as training and education, equipment/apparatus repair and maintenance, fire code inspections, pre-fire planning, and other special projects.

Ideal Candidates

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to work as Firefighters for the City of Moorhead. We provide a wide range of services with a conservatively staffed full-time department. This enables our employees to cross-train in several fire service disciplines and allows Firefighters to take leadership roles in areas that are of personal interest to them.

The ideal candidate will highly value education and credentialing (IFSAC Certifications) as well as have direct fire service experience. We provide many opportunities for education and training outside of the department as well as an active in-house training program.


Successful applicants must possess a minimum of an Associate Degree in Fire Technology or equivalent experience and/or education, IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter II Certification, current National Registry EMT Certification, a valid personal driver’s license, and completion of NIMS IS-700, 800, 100, and 200 courses.

Website Post: Firefighter

See Job Description for further details on position requirements.

Hiring Process

The hiring process includes a written test, oral interview, physical agility test, background check, psychological examination, fitness and medical examination.


Following application review, qualified candidates will be notified if they are eligible to take the written test which is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M|State) in Moorhead, Minnesota. More information is available at


The 2016 salary range is $45,381 to $61,702 per year. Benefits include full employee health care coverage, Minnesota PERA retirement, and life insurance. Family, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance packages and other investment options are available. See Employee Benefits for further information.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to Apply Online. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016. See full job description HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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