The Shawnee Heights Fire District is accepting applications for a full time Firefighter / EMT position. all applications must be received by 12:00 midnight April 30th, 2023. Full time job description can be found click here!
- Fire District Description
The Shawnee Heights Fire District is a growing combination department that provides all hazard coverage to an area of approximately 144 square miles south and east of Topeka out of three stations. The district has a wide variety of terrain and occupancies from commercial and industrial to farm ground and rural residential developments. The district provides EMT-B level first responder care and is moving towards AlS first responder care. We rely heavily on our staff of part time firefighter to supplement our response. While we currently have no residency requirements for full time firefighters, living within the district is preferred.
- Position Summary
The position of firefighter with the Shawnee Heights Fire District encompasses entry level Firefighter through Advanced Firefighter. Firefighters are responsible for acquiring and completing progressively more advanced firefighting and emergency medical knowledge and skill, while assigned to various firefighting companies. Firefighters are responsible for performing as a team member with their assigned firefighting company, providing EMS, fire protection, rescue/extrication, and hazardous materials response.
Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. Entry level firefighter base salary range is $47,000 – $52,000. Advanced firefighter range is $50,000 to $79,000. ALS incentive pay will become available later this year.
Shawnee Heights Fire District maintains top notch apparatus and offers excellent benefits including, fully paid family health insurance, disability & life insurance, paid vacation, holidays, two personal days per
year, and sick leave. Full time members are enrolled in the Social Security system and receive service credit towards retirement through the Kansas Police & Firefighters (KP&F) Retirement System . All members receive additional benefits through the Shawnee Heights Firefighters Relief Association.