Applying To: Probationary Fire Private

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Department: Fire Department


STARTING ANNUAL SALARY:  $49,250. ***If you have already applied to this position, you do NOT need to reapply again. Your application is still valid. Thank you.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position work as a team member at various life-threatening emergency medical scenes and fire scenes, extinguishing fires and operating a variety of fire and medical equipment, apparatus, and tools.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Probationary Fire Private

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate is required no later than the completion of the testing process.

Age: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Pursuant to Ordinance No. 67310, applicants must not have reached their 33rd birthday by the last date for filing application. Also pursuant to Ordinance No. 67310, qualified applicants who have served in active duty with the United States Armed Forces may deduct from their age the length of time spent on such active military duty provided the total deduction for military duty does not exceed six years.

Military Service: Applicants who have served in the United States Armed Forces must have received an Honorable Discharge or a General Discharge under honorable conditions.

Driver’s License: A valid driver’s license is required by the completion of the testing process.  Please note the kind of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application (if applicable).

EMT License: Applicants will be required to possess a Missouri State EMT-B license before completion of the probationary period.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS AND THEIR WEIGHTS:  The Examination Components and their Weights are to be determined. Further information will be provided to applicants at a later date. The examination will likely include but not be limited to a Written Test, Physical Ability Test which measures the strength and endurance necessary to perform the job, and an Oral Interview. A Character Investigation and Medical Examination component will also be included as part of the examination process. The pre-employment medical examination will include a drug/alcohol screen. Incumbents are subject to random drug screens and alcohol tests as a condition of their employment.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 


Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Written Exam: TBD%
  • Oral Interview: TBD%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Physical Abilities Test: TBD%
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3439

December 01, 2021

Reopened February 14, 2023


Last Date For Filing Application Is May 05, 2023

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