Full-Time Firefighter

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Full-Time Regular

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Annual Salary: $73,958.22 annually*

The hourly rate will fluctuate depending on primary (56-hour work week) and secondary (40-hour work week) schedule of work. 

Full-time, non-exempt, benefit eligible, union position


*opportunities for educational and paramedic incentives


The City of Eagan is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for a full-time Firefighter Position


Join our full-time career department and protect the lives and property of our increasingly diverse community through effective rescue and firefighting work, fire prevention activities, and responding to emergency medical calls.


After the initial training period, individuals in this position will work a 24-hour shift schedule and hours per week varies.



Application Deadline: TBD



Job Summary

Position Summary:     

Protect and save life and property through effective rescue and firefighting work, perform related fire prevention activities, equipment, and facility maintenance, including driving and operation all apparatus, housekeeping functions as assigned, and perform other fire duties as directed. Respond to emergency medical calls and render aid. After the initial training period, individuals in this position will work a 24-hour shift schedule and hours per week varies.


In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit proof of the following: Firefighter II certification, Hazardous Materials Responder Operations Level, EMT certification or documentation showing enrollment in EMT certification program, and Fire Inspector certification if you currently possess one. If applicable, a copy of Firefighter license.


Send proof of certifications/license to:



Human Resources

City of Eagan

3830 Pilot Knob Road

Eagan, MN 55122


Fax:     (651) 675-5051

Email:  hrjobs@cityofeagan.com



Essential Position Functions:

  • Respond on or off duty to fire calls and/or emergencies as directed.
  • Respond to emergency medical calls, render aid to victim(s) as required in accordance with department policy.
  • Respond to fire alarms. Involves getting to the scene with proper equipment quickly and safely.  Includes driving and operating all apparatus and equipment.  Conducts themselves in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Rescue individuals from fires and other emergency situations. Evacuates occupants of burning structures and assists them to safety.  Administers first aid to injured persons as required.
  • Extinguish fires. Place hoses and ladders, operates pumps, directs streams of water, uses other extinguishing agents as appropriate, ventilates structures by opening windows or cutting holes, etc.  Operate aerial ladders, fire extinguishers, bars, axes, etc., as needed. Involves working inside, outside, and on top of burning and smoke-filled structures.
  • Perform salvage operations. May include placing tarps, removing excess water, shoveling out debris, sometimes patching windows and holes, and performing other clean-up as directed.
  • Clean up and prepare equipment. Includes refueling vehicles, refilling water tanks, recharging air tanks and extinguishes, washing trucks and hand tools, drying and reloading hoses, and other work needed to return vehicles and equipment to ready status.
  • Assist in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing, as necessary, all fire related equipment. Complete proper check lists and report damaged and improperly functioning equipment.
  • Maintain facilities and perform housekeeping duties as directed. Includes building and grounds maintenance, sweeping and washing floors and walls, cleaning common areas, and performing minor repairs as needed and assigned.
  • Assist in community outreach, fire prevention and public education duties as assigned.
  • Assist with regular inspection of commercial and public buildings. Check fire hydrants as directed.  Assist with fire prevention education, etc. 
  • Maintain and improve rescue and Firefighting skills. Attend training sessions, studies material on fire hazards and Firefighting or rescue methods and maintains familiarity with city streets and all department equipment.
  • Emergency Medical Technician - shall maintain all related skill levels in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota.
  • Keep a superior officer advised of fire suppression developments and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for completing reports and other documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Fire Department Command Staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Current Minnesota or I.F.S.A.C Accredited Firefighter II certification
  • Must have a current and valid Emergency Medical Technician certification from National Registry of EMT’s at the time of hire
  • Must have 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations certification or equivalent
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Successfully complete and pass criminal background check, physical and medical exams, psychological exam, and reference check
  • Current licensed Firefighter in the State of Minnesota or the ability to become a licensed Firefighter in the State of Minnesota at time of hire
  • Current Minnesota or I.F.S.A.C Accredited Fire Inspector prior to completion of probation*
  • Capable of reading fire protection textbooks, writing reports with proper grammar and speaking correctly in public. Knows English grammar and vocabulary of over 5,000 words; ability to understand and communicate using non-technical written or spoken English
  • Must be able to convey messages quickly and clearly, while also being a good listener and observer so as to gather vital information
  • Ability to multiply, divide, use fractions and read graphs
  • Must be able to interpret instructions and use logic to solve concrete problems

*if you do not currently possess this certification, the department will support the cost and coordination of training to obtain the certification


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience as an EMT or medic
  • Experience as a Firefighter
  • Post-secondary education in Fire Science or closely related field
  • Certified Minnesota Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO)
  • Experience with fire and building codes
  • Bilingual in a second language



Work Environment/Requirements:


1. Physical Demands (NFPA 1582 medical standards apply)


The physical demands here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Need to have excellent driving skills
    2. Be able to step up into/on truck with a maximum height of 30"
    3. Be able to reach up to the maximum of 88" and 36" deep
    4. Be able to climb up the back and on the top of the fire truck and balance self along a 15" span
    5. Be able to climb several flights of stairs, 35' to 45' ladders
    6. Be able to balance self while handling weighted equipment in a burning and smoke-filled structure
    7. Be able to lift or carry equipment from floor to overhead
    8. Be able to kneel/crouch balanced without support
    9. Be able to crawl about on hands and knees with weight on your back
    10. Be able to push/pull objects using total body movements (forces up to 18 pounds required for basic equipment)
    11. Be able to walk long distances (over 100 yards at one time)
    12. Need good grip strength with gloves to handle tools requiring torquing, pounding, and jerky motions with hands
    13. Handle equipment, injured people, and gauges
    14. Be able to move around with 55 pounds weighted gear and a variety of weighted equipment or an injured person
    15. Have general mechanical ability/knowledge of engines
    16. Need good visual acuity to read gauges
    17. Need good auditory and comprehension skills to follow directions
    18. Need quick reflexes
    19. Not be claustrophobic or have a fear of heights or cramped quarters
    20. Maintenance of grounds which includes, but is not limited to, shoveling, snow blowing, and watering
    21. Be able to work under stress/pressure.

2. Working Conditions

    1. Non-skid floor surfaces and handles in ambulance and fire trucks
    2. Work in confined spaces
    3. Work in and around burning and smoke-filled structures
    4. Varied outside temperatures
    5. Work in unprotected heights
    6. Work around mechanical, chemical, and electrical hazards
    7. Work around noise
    8. Working around moving objects and people
    9. Vibration
    10. Hazardous waste
    11. Odors/toxic fumes
    12. Lung/skin irritants
    13. Wet/damp surfaces
    14. Slippery surfaces in garage after washing vehicles daily
    15. Garage heated but not air conditioned
    16. Infectious diseases, needles, body fluids, blood borne pathogens
    17. Uneven surfaces




Located in the Twin Cities metro area, Eagan is home to about 68,000 people. The City operates under a Council-Administrator form of government, employing 300 regular full-time employees, and up to 400 seasonal and part-time employees.  Regarded as a great place to live, work and play, the City of Eagan prides itself on exceptional customer service and employs a stable workforce with experienced and professional staff. Areas of employment include finance, engineering, law enforcement, fire safety, parks and recreation, forestry, public works and utilities, community development, sports and fitness, arts and preschool education, etc. Visit our website to learn more at www.cityofeagan.com!


The City of Eagan is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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