Position Detail:

Rochester Fire Department
224-1st Ave Sw Rm 11
Rochester, MN 55902

Olmsted County

507-285-8256 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter - Coming Soon
Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2023

Special Instructions:  



2023 Dates for Individual Awareness
Open for Applications: February 1 ? 21
Virtual Assessment Completed as Assigned
Phone Interviews: March 23 ? April 7
Voluntary Preparation Sessions
May select from one of three options if desired
Final Oral Interviews: April 24 ? 28
Certification of Eligibility List: May 16
2022 Starting Wages
Shift - $21.958
Non-shift - only when assigned - $30.74
Top salary is earned with successful performance after 4 years
2023 Wages to be available when the contract is certified.

Firefighters facilitate fire prevention activities, educational programs, and collaborative working relationships with others.

They pre-plan, respond to, and evaluate fire, rescue and emergency response incidents.

They perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities such as equipment, vehicle, facility, supply, and grounds maintenance. Individuals may also prepare records and reports as needed.

No certifications are needed to apply or to compete in the Rochester Fire entrance process.

Due to the hazardous nature of this position, candidates must be at least 18 years of age prior to or upon receiving a conditional offer of employment.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent prior to or upon receiving a conditional offer of employment

Licenses and/or Certifications
The following must be obtained prior to or upon receiving a conditional offer of employment:
Valid driving privileges in the State of Minnesota.
Current Firefighter II certification from the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board or equivalent certification accredited through IFSAC or NFPA Pro Board
Current certification at the level of Emergency Medical Technician or higher with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

The following must be obtained prior to completion of the probationary period:
Licensed Firefighter in the State of Minnesota
Certification from the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board
Certification from the Minnesota Emergency Medical Service Regulatory Board

All licensure and certifications must be maintained throughout employment as a condition of continued employment.

Action Oriented: enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum amount of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Patience and Composure: is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process; is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn`t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Self-Knowledge: knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits; seeks feedback; gains insights from mistakes; is open to criticism; isn`t defensive; is receptive to talking about shortcomings; looks forward to balanced performance reviews and career discussions.

Interpersonal Savvy: relates well to all kinds of people ? up, down sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Learning on the Fly: learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to chance; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Individuals advancing to the final oral interview will be invited to attend a voluntary interview preparation class with members of the Rochester Fire Department.

Starting Salary:  $63947.52 - 85205.12
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Rochester Human Resources
201 4th Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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