The Ideal Candidate
Firefighters are expected to protect the life and property of Saint Paul communities by extinguishing fires, treating emergency medical problems, and inspecting property. New employees will be joining a team that is dedicated to providing compassionate, prompt, state of-the-art services to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.
The ideal candidate will be a leader, able to use his or her interpersonal influence to show initiative, inspire, motivate, and mentor others; be flexible, dependable, punctual, and accountable in everyday work and interactions; possess excellent problem solving skills, strong communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of customer service. The successful candidate will demonstrate positive, consistent behavior, maintain complete response readiness at all times, and support the safety of one another in a team.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lift victims, equipment, and tools of up to 175 lbs, maneuver them around obstacles and under adverse conditions. Firefighters will work in difficult work environments including conditions of high heat, low visibility, confined space, on elevated ladder or apparatus, at accident scenes, under pressure or stressful conditions, and under adverse weather conditions wearing full personal protective equipment.
Additional skills or education that are desirable to the City of Saint Paul include fluency in a second language prevalent in Saint Paul; experience working in diverse communities; an Associate’s Degree, or equivalent semester credits; national registration as a Paramedic and able to be certified as a Paramedic in the State of Minnesota; Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications from the Minnesota Fire Certification Board; experience as an emergency medical responder, or as a full-time, volunteer, or military Firefighter.
Paramedics possess the highly skilled techniques of advanced life support and emergency care procedures. Career opportunities are available with hospitals, clinics, ambulance services, police, fire, and rescue departments. Saint Paul Fire also finds these skills desirable. Community Colleges are currently accepting applications for future enrollment.
The North Star Women's Firefighter Association (www.nswfa.org) is a great resource for women interested in a career in the fire service.
The Fire Department website will provide you with additional information about the Saint Paul Fire Department.
Visit our Employment Opportunities page for current job openings with the City of Saint Paul.
2013 Firefighter Salary and Benefits
The 3-month Academy, Firefighter Trainee Salary is $1,453 (Bi-weekly)
Firefighter Annual Salary after the Academy:
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