IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: FIREFIGHTER AND TRAINING OFFICER

Division Chief of Training

The Gravois Fire Protection District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Training Officer with the rank of Division Chief

  • This is a salaried position with starting range from $40,000.00 to $49,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a full benefits package including staff vehicle, uniforms, health insurance and retirement program.
  • In addition to managing the training division, the Division Chief will be actively involved in operations as a third level Chief Officer.

Application period remains open until November 1, 2017.

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Career Firefighter

The District is accepting applications to update our hiring list for future openings:

  • Any applications received that will be held for future openings.
  • Within 4 years we will be staffing another location full time.

Application period remains open until position filled.

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Payroll and Benefits Package for Career Shift Firefighter

Effective January 1, 2017, the base rate for all career shift firefighters increase as a result of the levy increase approved by the voters in 2016.

Base starting rate for probationary firefighters goes from $9.00 per hour to $10.80 per hour and starting rate for a firefighter at the successful completion of 1-year probation is $11.30 per hour. Approximate annual salary without incentives and overtime or holiday pay is $32163.00-$32594.00 dependent on shift assignment and rotation schedule.

The entire benefit package includes: raises annually at anniversary date after successful completion of probation; training incentives; retirement, district contributes 2% of gross annual wages into 457 plan; Health insurance, 100% of employee by District, dependent coverage at employees expense; Workmen’s Compensation Insurance by District; Life Insurance of $20,000.00 by district; membership with The Firefighters Association of Missouri with $10,000.00 accidental death insurance by District; Supplemental Accidental Death, Injury, Illness and Impairment Benefit Plan by District; individual Supplemental Benefit Insurance plans available at employees expense through payroll deduction; Sick Leave, Paid Vacations; Holiday pay at 1 1/2 time if scheduled to work on established holidays; Emergency Leave; Funeral Leave; provisions for shift trades; Compensation for working additional shifts, call backs, recalls and required off duty training paid through compensatory time; Uniforms, both work and dress including coats, boots, shoes and belts provided; Protective Clothing for structural firefighting and rescue and wildland firefighting provided; infective disease control materials provided; handheld radio and stored voice pager for each firefighter. Training provided in-house under the supervision of certified instructors along with area and regional classes available. Indirect benefits include; in-house laundry facilities for uniforms and protective clothing provided, basic bedding and linen provided, work out area and equipment provided.

Candidate Pre-employment Testing

The Gravois Fire Protection District has voluntarily withdrawn from the Tri State Fire Recruitment Alliance and in the future will be conducting pre-employment testing on-site.

Hiring prerequisites for the Gravois Fire Protection District:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age; Firefighter I and II certified by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, and if not certified by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety hold certification by an accreditation entity recognized by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety and be able to achieve Missouri certification within three months of hire;
  • Firefighter Medical First Responder from the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training or other training entity recognized by the Gravois Fire Protection District or Missouri Licensed EMT or higher;
  • The District reserves the right to consider otherwise qualified candidates who may not possess all prerequisites and if selected would be hired at a lower rate and time frame given to obtain missing requirement.
  • Valid Missouri driver’s license.
  • Clean driving record; no more that 3 minor violations in past 3 years and not more than one in the preceding 12 months. No major violations during past 3 years, with any multiple major violation you must have a clean record for the past 5 years. Minor violations include: speeding less that 15 mph over the posted limit; driving too fast for conditions, unsafe lane change, failure to stop or yield right of way; following too closely; driving too fast for conditions. Major violations include: driving with in-valid license; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; possess of alcoholic beverages; reckless/careless/negligent driving; suspended or revoked license; leaving the scene of an accident (hit & run, failure to report); speeding conviction of 15 mph or more over the posted limit; gross negligence, manslaughter, homicide or any felony arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle; fleeing a police officer; street racing.
  • NIMS IS 100 & 700 minimum.
  • Residency within 30 miles of District Headquarters within 6 months of hire.

For application to be considered it must include a resume, copies of required certification/licensure, CPR card and copy of valid drivers license. Also, include any other copies of certificates from fire or rescue related training classes or other relevant certifications.