Thank you for your interest in employment with the Springfield Fire Department. The City is no longer accepting applications for the position of Firefighter, but we anticipate posting a vacancy announcement for Firefighter in 2015. Information related to the 2015 posting will be announced as the information becomes available.


Performs firefighting, fire prevention, emergency medical services and rescue work; maintains and cleans Fire Department buildings, grounds, and equipment.

Requires - Minimum Qualifications

  • Age 18 or older;
  • High School graduation or G.E.D.;
  • No felony convictions;
  • No serious misdemeanor convictions for the past five years;
  • Vision correctable to 20/30;and
  • Excellent physical condition

Candidates must provide supporting documentation that applicant possesses at least one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • EMT-B (license) OR
  • Firefighter I & II (certificate) OR
  • 36 accredited college hours (transcript) OR
  • 2 years active duty military service with honorable discharge (DD214).

Read the complete Firefighter job description.

additional information

Candidates must attach a copy of their EMT-B license, Firefighter I & II certifications, college transcript or Military Form DD214 with application. Application packet must be complete. Candidates may attach a summary of additional licenses, certifications or registrations that they would like considered.

Candidates who fail to appropriately submit qualifying documentation will NOT be considered. Please include a valid e-mail address. Applicants will receive communication on this position via e-mail notifications.


$16.01 Starting Hourly Wage during the 40-hour per week training period.
$11.44 Hourly Wage once assigned to the 24-hour work schedule. (The complete salary range for Firefighter is $11.44 - $17.51.)

Written Exam will be conducted on April 15th and 16th, 2014 and the Physical Agility Exam will be conducted April 17th, 2014.

Dates and times may vary depending on the volume of applicants. Applicants who are invited to test will be contacted by e-mail.

Updates to the process will be made on our website:

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Interviews will be conducted from April 18th - May 15th, 2014.

NOTE: To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein. Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.

The ELIGIBLE LIST established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. Individuals must apply now in order to be considered for future openings of this position. Eligible applicants will have the option of having their name withheld from consideration for specific vacancies if they choose.

According to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no CITY EMPLOYEE “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.”

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, amongst other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 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 required.

To apply, complete an online application. To check the status of this position (accepting applications, scheduling testing, 2nd interviews, filled, etc.) please see Position Status.

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