Firefighter Position

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium - Firefighter

 

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The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium - Firefighter

Last updated on August 20, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Important Information

The Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium (MFTC) conducts annual firefighter testing for employment with any of the departments belonging to the Consortium. Departments that are members of the MFTC are Big Sky FD, Billings FD, Bozeman FD, Butte-Silver Bow FD, Central Valley (Belgrade area) FD, Frenchtown FD, Kalispell FD, Great Falls FD, Havre FD, Helena FD, Lockwood FD, Miles City FD, Missoula FD, and Missoula Rural FD.  Click on the profile below for information specific to each department.


WRITTEN EXAM:  The MFTC requires candidates to complete both the written examination and CPAT through Public Safety Testing (PST).  Written exam events are available via our online, in-home testing program, as well as in-person at PST test sites throughout the Pacific Northwest and at various partner college test sites across the US.  Written exam events are also scheduled in Great Falls, MT annually (the most recent events were held in March, April & May 2021).


CPAT:  The MFTC requires candidates to complete both the written examination and CPAT through Public Safety Testing (PST).  CPAT events (Orientation, Practice Test, & CPAT Test) are available in Kent, WA, and Spokane, WA.  CPAT events are also scheduled in Great Falls, MT annually (the most recent events were held in March, April & May 2021).   If you have never taken a CPAT Test, you are highly encouraged to participate in a free CPAT Orientation.  


TESTING DEADLINES:  The MFTC's initial testing deadline was in May 2021.  The Consortium is remaining active for testing in order to keep its candidate pool as current as possible.  Departments will review scores on an as-needed basis, as determined by the agency.  Be sure to review each department profile below to make sure you meet any department-specific deadline!  Deadlines are set by each agency, not by PST.

Departments will reach out to candidates on an as-needed basis.  Be sure to be responsive to any agency requests!  


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Montana Code 7-33-4107. Qualifications of firefighters. Minimum requirements are described below (please note that some agencies have additional requirements as noted in their department profile).

Overview

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

CPAT:  The MFTC requires candidates to complete both the written examination and CPAT through Public Safety Testing (PST).  CPAT events (Orientation, Practice Test, & CPAT Test) are available in Kent, WA, and in Spokane, WA.  CPAT events are also scheduled in Great Falls, MT annually, the most recent was held March-May 2021.  If you have never taken a CPAT test, we highly encourage you to participate in a CPAT Orientation.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Must have a high school graduate or have passed the general educational development test and have been issued an equivalency certificate by the superintendent of public instruction or by an appropriate issuing agency of another state or of the federal government.
Driver's License Required Must possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult May not have been convicted of a crime for which the applicant could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary.
Other Shall pass a physical examination by a qualified physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse, who is not the applicant’s personal physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse, appointed by the employing authority to determine if the applicant is free from any mental or physical condition that might adversely affect the applicant’s performance of the duties of a firefighter, including requirements described in 7-33-1902.

Must be fingerprinted and a search must be made of the local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

Contact Information

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium - Firefighter


Big Sky FD, Billings FD, Bozeman FD, Butte-Silver Bow FD, Central Valley (Belgrade area) FD, Frenchtown FD, Kalispell FD, Great Falls FD, Havre FD, Helena FD, Lockwood FD, Miles City FD, Missoula FD, and Missoula Rural FD, MT

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below


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The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Big Sky Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on May 18, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Area Information

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Population:
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Big Sky Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required

Contact Information

Big Sky Fire Department - Firefighter

650 Rainbow Trout Run
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-2100

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Billings Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter

Last updated on August 20, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Vacancies: 7-14

Testing Deadline: June 01, 2022.

Important Information

Each applicant is being asked to complete and return the City of Billings Employment Application that is available here: https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/storage/app/media/media/BillingsEmploymentApplication.pdf

In addition to the application, please include a maximum two-page resume', outlining your work experience, education, previous fire department experience and training, emergency medical technician status, and three business references.

In addition, a photocopy of your current-unexpired state driver’s license, and state and national registry EMT cards need to be included with your application.

You do not need to include copies of your individual fire-related training certificates; a list of the course titles with the completion dates noted will be accepted.

CITY OF BILLINGS

HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION

FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION

P.O. BOX 1178

BILLINGS, MT 59103

Incomplete applications may or may not be considered for inclusion in the interview process so please make sure that all requested documents are included as indicated.

Applications will be accepted as vacancies occur.  Please keep posted on this site for updates.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS ADVERTISED AND OPENED.

Community Information

Billings is the largest city in Montana, with a population estimated at 109,550 as of 2018. Located in the south-central portion of the state, it is the seat of Yellowstone County and the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 171,677. It has a trade area of over 500,000. Billings was nicknamed the "Magic City" because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in March 1882. The city is named for Frederick H. Billings, a former president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. With one of the largest trade areas in the United States, Billings is the trade and distribution center for much of Montana east of the Continental Divide, Northern Wyoming, and western portions of North Dakota and South Dakota. Billings is also the largest retail destination for much of the same area. The city is experiencing rapid growth and a strong economy it has had and is continuing to have the largest growth of any city in Montana.

Department Information

We are...

The Billings Fire Department (BFD) was first organized in 1883. BFD has 124 personnel, including firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, administrative personnel, and fire inspectors. BFD also oversees the 911 City/County 911 Center which has 37 employees.


We proudly serve...

all residents, businesses, and organizations within our response area which includes the Billings Urban Fire Service Area (BUFSA).


Administration

Department oversight with a Fire Chief, two Assistant Chiefs, and two administrative support staff.


Operations /EMTs

110 line personnel including firefighters and EMTs of all levels who respond to a wide variety of fire, rescue, and medical emergencies.


Prevention Bureau

1 Fire Marshal, 1 Asst. Fire Marshal, 3 Deputy Fire Marshals, and 1 temporary assignment from suppression dedicated to education, fire and life safety code enforcement, fire investigation, and community risk reduction programs.

Maintenance

all fleet maintenance is done by the City of Billings Fleet Maintenance Department.

Training

1 Training Chief and 1 Assistant Training Chief/EMS Coordinator who ensure that personnel at all levels have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to emergency calls.

Area Information

County: Yellowstone
Population: 171677
# of Staff: 161

Hiring Status

Billings Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter has 7-14 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is June 01, 2022.

We anticipate several vacancies in 2022.

Salary Information

2021 Hourly Wage


PROB FIREFIGHTER



$20.9878/hour


FIREFIGHTER [6mos]



$24.6929/hour


FIREFIGHTER I [18mos]



$25.9122/hour


FIREFIGHTER II [30mos]



$27.1670/hour


FIREFIGHTER II [42mos]



$28.5416/hour






 

Benefit Information

Benefits at a Glance for Permanent City positions

PROBATIONARYPERIOD

Employees begin the one-year probationary period on the first day of work.Firefighters begin the six-month probationary period on the first day of work.

PERSONALDAYS

POLICE: One (1) per fiscal year
TEAMSTER: Two (2) per fiscal year (New hires after February 28thwill only have access to 1, subject to their division policy on requesting time off)
NON-BARGAINING: Three (3) per calendar year (New hires after Aug. 31stwill only have access to 2, subject to their division policy on requesting time off)

SICKLEAVE–ELIGIBLE TO USE AVAILABLE BALANCE AFTER3MONTHS OF SERVICE

Employees accrue up to 3.7hrs/pay period. No maximum accumulation. Paid out 25% at separation per state statute

VACATION LEAVE–ELIGIBLE TO USE AVAILABLE BALANCE AFTER6MONTHS OF SERVICE

Beginning year 1 thru 10 years of completed serviceStart of year 11 thru 15 years of completed serviceStart of year 16 thru 20 years of completed service 21+ years of service

Accrue up to 4.62hrs/pay period. Accrue up to 5.54hrs/pay period. Accrue up to 6.47hrs/pay period. Accrue up to 7.39hrs/pay period.

Max two times annual vacation accruals allowed at the end of the first pay period in January per policy & paid out 100% at separation

HOLIDAYS

  • January 1st

  • Third Monday in January

  • Third Monday in February

  • Last Monday in May
  • July 4th
  • First Monday in September

  • Second Monday in October

  • November 11th

  • Fourth Thursday in November

  • Fourth Friday in November
  • December 25th

NewYear’sDay
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day(only - Police Union)
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving(only - NonBargaining, Teamster Union, Fire Bureau)Christmas Day

Every day in which a general election is held throughout the State of Montana.

MONTANAPUBLICEMPLOYEESRETIREMENTADMINISTRATION(MPERA)

  • The Employees’salary contributed per state statute:
    Teamsters(PERS) & Non-Bargaining(PERS) - 7.9%Police(MPORS) - 9%
    Fire(FURS)–10.7%

  • The City’s contribution to PERS:
    Teamsters(PERS) & Non-Bargaining(PERS)–8.77%Police (MPORS)- 14.41%
    Fire(FURS)- 14.36%

  • This amount is tax deferred & employees are vested when they have five years of service.

  • PERS employees must elect Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution retirement plan before 1 year of service with MPERA.

  • MPERA manages this retirement; we send the contributions per state statute.

    CITYPAYROLL

Paydays are every other Friday, 26 pay periods/calendar year. Direct deposit is available.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE(FMLA)

For eligible employees, up to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month, rolling back period, for eligible purposes.Required to use accumulated accruals prior to beginning unpaid leave.

This is a Federal Law the city and employees are required to adhere to and the city has the right to designate.

LONGEVITYPAY

Employees receive longevity pay at various rates depending on the bargaining unit they may be in. Non-bargaining employees receive compensation at a rate established by the Administrator.

457 (b) DEFERREDCOMPENSATION PLANS–RETIREMENT ACCOUNT- VOLUNTARY:

Employees can payroll deduct a contribution into a 457 account.

EMPLOYEEASSISTANCEPROGRAM(EAP):

Employees and their immediate family members on their medical plan, may receive eight (8) counseling sessions at no charge per calendar year through SVH Behavioral Health–EAP. Phone: 237-3585

OTHERVOLUNTARYBENEFITS:
See Voluntary Benefits document for details

MEDICAL/RXINSURANCE-REQUIREDPARTICIPATION BY20+HOURPERMANENT EMPLOYEES

  • One Standard and one High Deductible Health Plan(HDHP) offered, with significant monthly contribution by the City, however, most

    plans require cost (pre-tax) sharing by the employee.

  • The City Health insurance is self-funded with our TPA as EBMS.www.ebms.com

    DENTALINSURANCE- VOLUNTARY

    Non-bargaining: The premium (pre-tax) is 50% paid by the City and the employee must remain on the plan for two (2) years. Police, Fire, & Teamsters: Employee must pay the entire premium (pre-taxed) and must remain on the plan for two (2) years. The City Dental insurance is self-funded with our TPA as EBMS.www.ebms.com

    MEDICAL FLEX / HEALTH FSA AND/OR DEPENDENT CARE (DAYCARE) PLANS- VOLUNTARY

    Medical Flex–may elect a maximum of $2500 annually (pre-taxed) to fund medical, dental, vision & other medical expenses. Dependent Flex–may elect a maximum of $5000 annually per IRS (pre-taxed).
    Administered by TPA, EBMS.www.ebms.com

    HEALTHSAVINGSACCOUNT(HSA) - VOLUNTARY

    Available if you are on the HDHP–High Deductible Health Plan
    The vendor is initially administered by EBMS, but the account is in theemployee’sname.

    VISIONINSURANCE-VSP -VOLUNTARY

    The employee must pay the entire premium (pre-taxed) and must remain on the plan for one (1) year.

Provider is VSPwww.vsp.com(EBMS does not process these claims; however, you can see covered in your miBenefits account)

LIFEINSURANCE/LONGTERMDISABILITY(LTD)–STANDARDLIFE

$10,000 term life insurance coverage fully paid for the bargaining employee by the City.
$25,000 term life insurance coverage fully paid for the non-bargaining employee by the City. VOLUNTARY: Additional Supplemental life insurance is also available to employees and their spouses to purchase. VOLUNTARY: Long Term Disability coverage.
Additional benefit: Travel Assist, sponsored by Standard for traveling out of the country.
Additional benefit: Life Services Toolkit, sponsored by Standard.

Further information regarding benefits is available on the city website under: Human Resources; Forms & Resources  www.ci.billings.mt.us

Billings Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Must successfully complete both written and Physical PST Testing before submitting Application

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Veterans Preference Points Yes
EMT Certification

NREMT Basic Required upon hire

or

Montana Basic EMT Required upon hire.

Contact Information

Billings Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter

2305 8th Ave N.
Billings, MT 59101 Yellowstone County
4062376210

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Bozeman Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on August 20, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Community Information

Bozeman is a dynamic growing community that is home to Montana State University. The city’s population grew by 36% to 53,000 between 2010 and 2020.  54% of Bozeman’s population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education. We are also home to some of the world’s finest hand-made manufacturers including Gibson Guitars, Mystery Ranch backpacks and Simms fishing equipment.

Bozeman is the regional trade center of southwest Montana with medical, retail and cultural amenities that service southwest Montana, northwest Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Delta, United, Frontier, Allegiant airlines service Bozeman daily. Add the scenic beauty of our mountains, 82 miles of designated “Blue Ribbon” trout streams, and nearby Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky and Bridger Bowl Ski Resorts and you can see why Bozeman is a great place to call home.

Department Information

The Bozeman Fire Department is comprised of 50

members, 49 sworn and 1 civilian, who provide the

following services to the community out of three fire stations:

• Fire Suppression

• Emergency Medical Services at the Advanced Life Support Level

• Hazardous Materials Response

• Technical Rescue Response

• Wildland Fire Response

• Fire Protection Systems Plans Review

• Car Seat Check and Installation

• Fire Inspection

• Fire Investigation

• Community Risk Reduction 

• Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Area Information

County: Gallatin
Population: 53,000
# of Staff: 50

Hiring Status

The Bozeman Fire Department currently has zero openings.  Any vacancies that may occur in the future will be posted here.  

Salary Information

The most current salary information can be found within the current collective bargaining agreement at https://www.bozeman.net/home/showpublisheddocument?id=7106

Additional opportunities for starting pay are possible based on experience and certificaiton.

Bozeman Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required

Bozeman Fire does not require a specific written test to apply for positions.  Candidates must be in possession of a CPAT card that has been obtained in the last 12 months.  The CPAT card can be obtained from any testing site in the United States.  If the CPAT testing site requires a successful completion of a written exam that is required.  

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Bozeman Fire Department requires the successful completion of a CPAT test within the previous 12 months from the date of application.  CPAT cards can be obtained from any authorized testing site in the United States.  

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Candidates must obtain or posses a valid MT driver's licenses within 60 days of beginning employment. 
Veterans Preference Points The City of Bozeman does provide veteran's preference in accordance with applicable sections of Montana Code Annotated.
EMT Certification Candidates are required to posses a valid EMT licenses to be considered for employment.  
Firefighter 1 Certification Preferred 
Firefighter 2 Certification Preferred
Paramedic Certification Preferred
Prior FF Experience Required Preferred
Prior EMT Experience Required

Preferred

Contact Information

Bozeman Fire Department - Firefighter

34 N Rouse Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715 Gallatin County
(406) 582-2350

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter

Last updated on August 10, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Important Information


The City of Butte Silver Bow Fire Department will be accepting applications through: https://co.silverbow.mt.us/556/Employment-Opportunities

The hiring process will include:

1. Completion of a Butte Silver Bow on-line application will begin on April 16, 2021 and end on April 30, 2021.

2. Successful completion of a written examination, either on-line or at a posted testing site through Public Safety Testing Inc. (PST) prior to application.

3. Successful completion of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from Public Safety Testing Inc. (PST) prior to application.

Butte Silver Bow will be conducting interviews on (TBD). It is our goal to complete hiring by (TBD) to fill open vacancies.

Butte Silver Bow Fire Department is a highly competitive department and screens applicants based on a number of valued criteria and job experience.

Candidates,

The written examination can be completed in your home as explained on their website.

You can sign up for that in person test on the PST website as well.

If a candidate has trouble signing up for a written test or CPAT/ physical test, you are encouraged to contact PST at 866-hire-911. Important dates are listed below.

March 13, 2021 – Hands on equipment familiarization, Expo Center/Fairgrounds in Great Falls

April 16- In person written exam in Great Falls

April 17- CPAT course orientation/practice in Great Falls

April 18- CPAT Testing

April 30, 2021 Butte Silver Bow Deadline to apply for the positions on line and testing!!!!!!

May 16- In person written exam in Great Falls

May 17- CPAT course orientation/practice in Great Falls

May18- CPAT Testing

Good luck to all candidates!

City and County of Butte-Silver Bow | Employment Opportunities

Community Information

The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department is proud to serve the citizens of Butte and Silver Bow County.The BSBFD is composed of a paid fire department and 11 volunteer fire departments. Within Butte-Silver Bow, the BSBFD serves the communities of Buxton, Centerville, Divide, Melrose, Ramsay, Rocker, Silver Bow, and, although Walkerville is a separate municipality, BSBFD assists the community when requested.

The volunteer fire departments include Big Butte, Boulevard, Centerville, Floral Park, Home Atherton, Little Basin Creek, Racetrack, Rocker, Terra Verde, Walkerville, and Melrose.

The Fire Department also works in coordination with the Butte-Silver Bow Fire Commission and Fire Advisory Council.

The mission of the Fire Department is to provide the highest level of fire protection by means of prevention, suppression, and education. Divisions within the department include: suppression, prevention, training, communications, and maintenance.

The functions of the Fire Department include providing manpower and equipment to suppress fires, fire prevention services, building inspections, fire investigation, and delivery of emergency medical services.

The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department is served by 35 full time personnel and over 150 volunteer fire department personnel. View theFire Department Staff page for a full roster.

Butte-Silver Bow has a ISO Class Rating of 4/10 . This means anything within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and within four (4) miles of a fire station is classified as a 4, and everything outside of the four-mile radius is classified as ten (10). An ISO fire insurance rating provides significant savings to businesses, property owners, and residents. Contact your insurance company to verify your ISO Class Rating.


Department Information

Butte Silver Bow Fire Department is recruiting! Becoming a firefighter is no easy task.

It requires hard work, long hours of training, dedication and a sincere desire to help others.

Basic requirements to become a firefighter: Birth Certificate, High school diploma or GED, Military discharge record if applicant has served in any of the armed forces, Have an honorable discharge if the person served in any of the armed forces of the US, valid drivers license, 18 years old, US Citizen, Not have been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude, Pass a physical ability test (CPAT), Pass a written exam (PST) and Meet all qualification as set forth by Part 41 of Chapter 33 of title 7, MCA, Must be a certified EMT at time of application.

Our department is a member of the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium. Are you passionate about supporting the Public Safety Community?

We want to meet you! To become eligible please register at Public Safety Testing (PST), complete written test and see dates for CPAT testing.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/

Requirements:

Written Test, Physical Ability Test, Oral Interview and in depth background check

Apply on line when application process opens at: Employment Opportunities | City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, MT

Area Information

County: Butte Silver Bow
Population: 33,964
# of Staff: 39

Hiring Status

All appointments to the Fire Department are made by the BSB Chief Executive and confirmed by the Council of Commissioners.  The appointee serves a six (6) month probationary period.

Salary Information

CLASSIFICATION MONTHLY SALARY BASED ON 2190 HOURS

Probationary First Three Months -                   $3957.30

Probationary Second Three Months -              $4196.41

Appointed Firefighter -                                        $4912.08

Confirmed Firefighter I -                                      $4951.18

Firefighter II -                                                         $4992.35

Firefighter III                                                         $5031.49

Captain -                                                                $6112.86


Benefit Information

Benefits offered include health and life insurance plan for employee and eligible dependents, retirement benefits, sick and vacation leave, holidays, and Section 125 deferred compensation plan

You may request a coy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile
Ability to Read & Write the English Language yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Veterans Preference Points yes
EMT Certification

CPAT

Contact Information

Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department - Probationary Firefighter

120 South Idaho Street
Butte, MT 59701 Butte Silver Bow County
(406) 497-6481

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Central Valley Fire District - Firefighter

Last updated on May 24, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 15, 2021

Important Information

Position Vacancy - Firefighter/Paramedic

Central Valley Fire District is hiring 3 Firefighter/EMT's or Firefighter/Paramedics in the week of June 21, 2021. The deadline for receipt of applications for this hiring is Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please see the attached Position Vacancies and go to our website at www.centralvalleyfire.com to access an application and more information.

Department Information

The gateway to southwest MontanaCentral Valley Fire District lies sixty miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the heart of beautiful Gallatin County, Montana. CVFD provides all risk fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for 40,000 citizens residing in a two-hundred-square-mile area including Belgrade, River Rock, Valley Center, Four Corners, Springhill, Reece Creek, and Dry Creek communities. In 2020, the residents of the City of Belgrade voted to annex into the Central Valley Fire District, after many years of receiving services via a contractual Interlocal Agreement.

Within the boundaries of the District are expansive agricultural, wildland and recreation areas, large single-family homes and multi-family residential subdivisions, and a vibrant growing business community. The District is home to the Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport and is bisected by a major interstate highway (I-90) and the Montana Rail Link railroad.

Central Valley Fire District is a combination fire department where volunteer and career firefighters work side by side. The District operates seven stations strategically located throughout the jurisdiction. Staffed 24 hours a day, Station 1, located near the airport, is also home to the District's administrative offices. Station 2 and Station 3 are also fully staffed 24/7, and the remaining four are volunteer stations.

The District holds an Insurance Services Office Public Protection Class rating of 3 in areas within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and a 5 in all other areas that are within 5 road miles of a fire station. Please go to the Central Valley Fire District website for more information. For employment information select the tab Join Our Team/Employment Opportunities/Job Postings.

Area Information

County: Gallatin
Population: 40,000
# of Staff: 34

Hiring Status

Position Vacancy - Firefighter/EMT

Central Valley Fire District is hiring 3 Firefighter/EMT's or Firefighter/Paramedics in the week of June 21, 2021. The deadline for receipt of applications for this hiring is Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please see the attached Position Vacancies and go to our website at www.centralvalleyfire.com to access an application and more information.

Salary Information

Central Valley Fire District - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Please contact Deputy Chief Strickler at kstrickler@centralvalleyfire.com if you have any questions. 

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

Central Valley Fire District will accept current CPAT's from other organizations. For these purposes, a CPAT is considered current if it was passed within one year of applying with our department.

Contact Information

Central Valley Fire District - Firefighter

215 Wings Way
Belgrade, MT 59714 Gallatin County
(406) 388-4480

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Great Falls Fire Rescue - Probationary Firefighter

Last updated on August 23, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Important Information

The City of Great Falls Fire Rescue is currently accepting applications through City of Great Falls HR website. The hiring process will include:

  • Completion of a City of Great Falls on-line application.
  • Successful completion of a written examination, either on-line or at a posted testing site through Public Safety Testing Inc. (PST) 
  • Successful completion of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from Public Safety Testing Inc. (PST) 

Great Falls Fire Rescue is a highly competitive department and screens applicants based on a number of valued criteria and job experience.

Candidates,

Great Falls Fire Rescue does not currently have any positions available. However, as positions become available, we would pull applications that have been submitted to our human resources department. Those that have a current pass on the PST written test and CPAT test would be eligible to interview for employment. Positions could become available at any time so it is encouraged to stay current on the certifications listed above.

Community Information

We take great pride in the City of Great Falls and the quality of life we provide our residents. With safe neighborhoods, great schools, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent health care facilities combined with the majestic Montana landscape right in our own backyards – what else could a resident ask for?

Great Falls is home to over 58,000 residents making it Montana’s third largest city. Residents can take advantage of over 40 miles of River’s Edge Trail along the scenic Missouri River, can picnic at Gibson Park and Giant Springs Heritage State Park or peruse art at the C.M. Russell Museum or the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, which offer some of our Country’s finest western and contemporary art.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the opportunities that are waiting here in Great Falls. From hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, ATV/dirt biking, running, kayaking to snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing – the outdoor adventures are endless.

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park offer opportunities to explore Montana’s heritage and history. Our community is home to a number of exciting events throughout the year including the Montana State Fair, Western Art Week, Ice Breaker Road Race, a Farmers Market and the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals. During the summer months, when the temperatures start rising visitors and residents alike cool off at the Electric City Water Park. Baseball fans can enjoy a game at Centene Stadium where the Great Falls Voyagers play as part of the Pioneer League. Hockey fans can enjoy cheering on the Americans team at the Great Falls Ice Plex. Golf fans can take advantage of the community’s four golf courses. The Pacific Steel and Recycling Trailside Dog Park and the Riverside Railyard Skate Park are also popular community amenities. Great Falls is also the home to both Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard.

Great Falls has been described as the perfect blend of big city excitement and small town charm. From local restaurants and unique shopping boutiques, to cultural events and performances at the Mansfield Center for Performing Arts, to skiing and outdoor activities just minutes away there is truly something for everyone to enjoy right here in Great Falls.

https://visitgreatfallsmontana.org/

Department Information

Great Falls Fire Rescue protects a population of 58,000 people across 25 square miles, which includes 18 contracted fire districts located outside the City limits. We respond to 8,500 calls annually and operate out of 4 stations strategically located throughout the City. Fires, Ice Rescue, Auto Extrications, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, and Advanced Life Support are just a few types of calls that we respond to. Although there are several “teams” you can specialize in, cross training is a must as each member may be called on to provide assistance and protection from any of those calls. 

GFFR is comprised of 68 dedicated full-time men and women who service the community. Our personnel work a 24 hour schedule within a 4 platoon system. Personnel work a 24 hour shift on, 48 hours off, 24 hour shift on, and then 96 hours off. Additionally, personnel may trade shifts as the need arises. The 4 stations are staffed by a total of 13 personnel with operations on over 16 apparatus consisting of engines, trucks, rescue boat, rescue medical unit, hazmat, water tender, and a brush truck. All apparatus are staffed to provide ALS service.

We are committed to providing a high level of Advanced Life Support care to the community and require all firefighters to have medical training at the minimum level of EMT. Many of our firefighters have advanced or Paramedic levels of training and are all National Registry certified, remain current in Pediatric (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) practices. Since 1998, GFFR has equipped the 4 stations to respond to Advanced Life Support incidents. In the event of a system surge in calls, we have the ability to transport patients with our fully equipped ALS ambulance/rescue unit.

Personnel are represented by IAFF Local 8 and covered under collective bargaining.  Personnel are constantly interacting with the community whether it is through IAFF Local 8’s Fill the Boot, Ride-Along opportunities and tours, or fire prevention education to the local school systems. Any one of these programs among others allow for service outside of the day to day operations of the department.

If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting place to grow, learn, and live, Great Falls Fire Rescue is looking for outstanding individuals to join our team.

Area Information

County: Cascade
Population: 58,000
# of Staff: 68

Hiring Status

  • Great Falls Fire Rescue has 5 Probationary Firefighter vacancies
  • Applications are due by March 12th to the City of Great Falls website 
  • New hires are projected to start in beginning-mid May

Salary Information

Date of Hire: $2,037.54 per biweekly pay period, or $52,976.10 per year

After six months of service: $2,144.51 per biweekly pay period, or $55,757.40 per year 

Benefit Information

Certification Pay:All certifications must be received from an established program through recognized national or industry standards. Types of certification pay include: Paramedic, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Fire Investigator, Special Services, Personal Protective Equipment and Communications Director. The maximum number of certifications for an employee is three (3), including a paramedic certification, and is included in the base wage.


Shift Schedulesare 24 hours on, 48 hours off, 24 hours on, 96 hours off (24-48-24-96) for an average of eight (8) workdays per month.

Health Insurance includes medical, dental and vision coverages. Health insurance premiums are shared with the Employer (ER) contributing 85% and the Employee (EE) contributing 15%. Current per pay period deductions are:

EE Only $ 27.29

EE + Child(ren) $ 113.70

EE + Spouse $ 127.67

EE + Family $172.28

Firefighters Unified Retirement System (FURS)contributions are made on the EE’s gross wages. There is a vesting period of five (5) years of service:

ER contributes 14.36%       

State of Montana contributes 32.61%

      EE contributes 10.7%

The City’s health insurance contribution of $361.39 per biweekly pay period is added to the EE’s gross pay for retirement benefits only. Retirement contributions on the $361.39 are paid by the ER and EE. Once the contributions are made, the $361.39 is then deducted from the EE’s gross pay so as not to affect the EE’s regular hourly rate of pay.

Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP)

The ER, on behalf of the EE, contributes $100 per month per eligible EE to the Washington State Council of Firefighters (WSCFF) Employee Benefit Trust.





Leave schedules accrue as follows:


Holidays: 11 days in even years

10 days in odd years

Holiday time is defined as Compensatory time and accrues at 8.5 hours per holiday with a maximum accrual of 160 hours.

Vacation: 

1 day up to 10 years; 15.9 days per year

10 years up to 15 years; 18.9 days per year

15 years up to 20 years; 22.05 days per year

20 years or more; 25.05 days per year

Accruals are available for usage after 180 calendar days (6 months) of service.

Sick: 12.75 days per year

Accruals are available for usage after 90 calendar days (3 months) of service.









Longevity pay is calculated at $15.50 per month per year of service and is included in the base wage.


Uniform Allowance

All protective gear is provided by the City. There is a base clothing allowance up to $650 per fiscal year. Allowable clothing is defined in the Standard Operating Guidelines.

Wellness-Fitness Program

The ER will pay for one (1) mandatory, annual medical evaluation in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 1582 Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighters and Fire Department Physicians.


State Firemen’s Association

EE pays 1% of compensation to Montana State Firemen’s Association as premium for a $50,000 group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) policy which includes $10,000 for dependents.

Workers’ Compensation (Line of Duty) Death Benefits

· Spouses and dependent children may receive weekly compensation benefits at a rate of 66 2/3% of the decedent’s wages. The maximum weekly compensation benefit may not exceed the State’s average weekly wage at the time of injury.

· If an employee is “killed in the line of duty,” the ER will pay the health insurance premium for their dependents covered under the plan at the time of the EE’s death up to twenty-four (24) months.

· The ER will pay up to $15,000 in funeral related costs for an employee “killed in the line of duty.”

Public Safety Officer’s Benefit Act

$365,670 for death or permanent and total disability (PTD) in the line of duty is awarded to the Public Safety Officer or the Officer’s beneficiary (ies).

Probationary Period is nine (9) months.

Voluntary benefits elections include:

AFLAC – tax deferred plan for unreimbursed medical or daycare expenses

ICMA – tax deferred investment plan

Nationwide – tax deferred investment plan

Great Falls Fire Rescue - Probationary Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
Prior Experience Requirement No
EMT Certification Must have a current National Registered EMT certification
Firefighter 1 Certification No
Firefighter 2 Certification No
Paramedic Certification No
Prior FF Experience Required No

Contact Information

Great Falls Fire Rescue - Probationary Firefighter

105 9th St S
Great Falls, MT 59401 Cascade County
(406) 727-8070

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Havre Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on October 25, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Important Information

Candidates must complete: City application, resume, background waiver, copies of certifications, three personal references, and three professional references. The Havre Fire Department coordinates an annual hiring test with PST (Public Safety Testing) for the purpose of selecting future candidates for employment with our department. For further information on our selection of probationary firefighters and/or hiring procedure, please call us at 406-265-6511.  To print an application, please visit https://www.ci.havre.mt.us/employment.  Please send completed applications to 520 4th Street  Havre, MT 59501.  Applications can also be emailed to Fire Chief Paulson at mpaulson@ci.havre.mt.us or Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage at ncourtnage@ci.havre.mt.us.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Asst. Fire Chief at 406-265-6511.

Community Information

This community of 10,000 is known for its steadfastness, deep rooted family values and its small town ideals. Our friendly community prides itself as an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire. Besides being a great location nestled in the Milk River Valley along Montana’s Hi-Line, where blue skies, and wide-open spaces abound, Havre is life at its best. The four seasons provide year-round outdoor recreation. Fishing, camping and boating takes place at Fresno Reservoir a few minutes west of Havre. A short 20-minute drive south is Beaver Creek Park, in the Bear Paw Mountains where summer and winter recreation abound. The splendid fall colors combined with the changing Aspens creates the perfect backdrop for a relaxing fall picnic.

https://havrechamber.com/live

Department Information

The Havre Fire Department is located on the west end of the city complex. The department consists of 17 members. A Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and 15 Firefighters/EMT’s who work a straight 24/72 shift with comp time.  We serve the City of Havre and Hill County for fire protection and ambulance service, an area of approximately 37.5 square miles. In 2020 the Havre Fire Department  responded to 1325 ambulance calls and 215 fire calls. This department also performs public services such as fire inspections, public safety demonstrations, and fire prevention.

Area Information

County: Hill
Population: 10,000
# of Staff: 17

Hiring Status

Currently one position is open.  Application deadline of January 1, 2022.

Salary Information

 Firefighter 6 month probation $16.22/hr

 Firefighter confirmed  $19.54/hr

Benefit Information

Health, Dental, Vision - HSA, State Retirement.

Paid vacation, Comp time, Sick leave.





Havre Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Montana State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements

Able to pass City of Havre pre-employment physical.

Veterans Preference Points Yes
EMT Certification MT State EMT Certification Required.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Havre Fire Department - Firefighter Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic 3 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.

Contact Information

Havre Fire Department - Firefighter

520 4th Street
Havre, MT 59501 Hill County
(406) 265-6511

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Helena Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on June 22, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Area Information

County: Lewis and Clark
Population: 33,124
# of Staff: 42

Hiring Status

The Helena Fire Department will post open positions when they occur and utilize the hiring list to fill positions.  

Salary Information

$22.3155/hr.

Benefit Information

https://www.helenamt.gov/government/departments/human-resources/benefits

Helena Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required

Contact Information

Helena Fire Department - Firefighter

300 Neill Ave
Helena, MT 59601 Lewis and Clark County
(406) 447-8472

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Miles City Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on June 22, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Community Information

Miles City has earned its place in history-from early explorers and frontiersmen to soldiers and ranchers, Miles City grew where two rivers met: the Yellowstone and Tongue. Miles City is proud of the parks, rivers, and historical sites that provide recreational fun and adventure for everyone. Visit us and discover why we are truly a Legendary Western Town.

Department Information

Miles City Fire Rescue (MCFR) was established in 1889 and consists of 15 full time members and 9 part time members. MCFR responds to over 1,600 calls for service each year, out of 1 station located at 2800 Main street in Miles City. MCFR provides fire protection to the City of Miles City and provides ambulance, technical rescue and fire contract support to the County of Custer, an area over 3,700 square miles. MCFR has 3 fire engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue, 4 ambulances, and several support/command vehicles. MCFR staff are trained to the EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedic emergency care provider levels. 

Area Information

County: Custer
Population: 11,699
# of Staff: 24

Miles City Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Contact Information

Miles City Fire Department - Firefighter

2800 Main Street
Miles City, MT 59301 Custer County
(406) 234-2235

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Missoula Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on September 13, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Important Information

The City of Missoula Fire Department is not accepting applications at this time.  The normal hiring process will include:

  • Completion of a City of Missoula on-line application and submittal of all required documents and certifications to the City of Missoula Human Resources Department. 
  • Successful completion of a written examination, either on-line or at a posted testing site.
  • Successful completion of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from Public Safety Testing Inc. (PST).

Missoula Fire Department is a highly competitive department and screens applicants based on a number of valued criteria and job experience. Please note our hiring requirements listed below to help answer with any questions regarding applicant requirements. 

Community Information

We suggest visiting the Destination Missoula website to learn all about our community. A note from their page:

Nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by seven wilderness areas and at the confluence of three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown or take a relaxing hike in 60,000 acres of wilderness minutes from your hotel. Missoula is known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous by A River Runs Through It) and spectacular natural beauty. The outdoor recreational opportunities are limitless.

Missoula is also a regional destination for shopping and dining, featuring three distinct shopping districts and an abundance of restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and breweries with something to fit all budgets and palates. Known for its eclectic culture, visitors will find this artsand culture hub filled with a seeming endless array of arts and entertainment events. Think symphony, theatre, film festivals, author’s readings at independent bookstores, college sports, ballet, opera and roller derby. And we proudly live our history – Native American and Lewis & Clark to Smokejumpers and Glacial Lake Missoula.

Adventure meets variety in Missoula. It is a place of small-town values and urban amenities—where you can paddle or hike all day and take in a play or concert in the evening. It is a place of mountains and rivers, families and students, art and trails. And it’s time to see this place for yourself.

Department Information

The Missoula Fire Department (MFD) is a department of the City of Missoula, Montana. The City of Missoula is a governmental entity established under the laws of the State of Montana and granted authority to levy taxes for the purposes of providing fire protection and emergency medical services. MFD is a standalone department as established by state law for class one cities. The Department’s jurisdiction encompasses all areas within the city limits of Missoula. MFD also provides automatic aid and mutual aid outside the city limits.

Fire service is provided from five fire stations distributed within the jurisdiction, as well as a boathouse used by the Missoula Fire Department to house two rescue watercraft. The Department maintains a fleet of vehicles which include five front line (Type 1) fire engines, with one engine at each station, three reserve (Type 1) engines, six wildland firefighting vehicles (one Type 2, two Type 3, two Type 6 and one water tender), two ladder trucks, two ambulances and a trench rescue trailer. The Department’s Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining all fire department apparatus and equipment with the exception of some staff vehicles. The Maintenance Division is also responsible for the repair and maintenance of all five fire department facilities. MFD provides Advance Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) for emergency medical calls, but does not provide primary medical transport.

The Missoula Fire Department is an all career fire department comprised of 96 personnel. The Department is managed by a Fire Chief and two Assistant Chiefs, with the aid of three office support staff. The Fire Chief has the overall responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations and administrative oversight.

MFD mission statement:

To save lives, protect property, ease pain and suffering.

Vision statement:

To be recognized as the premier public safety organization, respected and admired by our peers and our community as the most effective, innovative, and efficient fire department in the state of Montana and the region.

Motto:

Courage, Commitment, Compassion

Core Values:


Ø Reliability – Our commitment to the public we serve is unwavering and consistent.

Ø Teamwork – Our people are the key to success. We work as a team because we value each other, our community and our commitment to the MFD mission.

Ø Dedication – The faithful observance of duty beckons us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.

Ø Bravery – Courage is the foundation of our character. Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, training and compassion for others.

City of Missoula Employment Values:

· We believe that all people should have full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources and that it is our shared responsibility to engage in the work required to dismantle systems of privilege and oppression.

· We share a commitment across the departments to equity and social justice as an ongoing practice to measure effectiveness.

· We provide an inclusive, collaborative, and meaningful work environment for our employees.

Area Information

County: Missoula
Population: 73,710
# of Staff: 97

Salary Information

$4268 a month

Benefit Information

The City of Missoula strives to provide employee benefits, which enhance productivity, ensure health and safety, promote personal and professional growth, and create a family-supportive work environment.

Our Human Resources Benefit web page displays benefit options and details available to all City of Missoula Employees.

In addition, firefighters with the Missoula Fire Department are active members of the International Association of Firefighters, (IAFF L271) and have a regularly reviewed and updated contract to address needs specific to their members. All firefighters, after 6 months of official employment with MFD, are offered a position in L271. The current contract can also be reviewed through the HR website.

Missoula Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Missoula Fire Department will accept PST certified test scores backdated within 1 year. 

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required

Montana State Driver's License

Please submit a copy of your current driver's license with your application.

Prior Experience Requirement Past EMT, Paramedic, Volunteer, Wildland, and Career firefighter experience perferred. 
Veterans Preference Points Veterans Preference points given to those with prior military experience. 
EMT Certification

NREMT Certification Required upon date of Hire.

State EMT Certification not accepted as substitute. 

If NREMT is not present or current, please provide any EMT Certifications and experience with application and indicate plan to obtain NREMT prior to date of hire in your application or cover letter. 

Firefighter 1 Certification Firefighter 1 Certification preferred, not required.
Paramedic Certification

Paramedic Certification preferred, not required. 

Prior FF Experience Required Prior FF experience preferred, not required. 
Prior EMT Experience Required

Prior EMT experience preferred, not required.

Contact Information

Missoula Fire Department - Firefighter

625 E. Pine Street
Missoula, MT 59802 Missoula County
(406) 552-6210

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PROFILE DISCLAIMER

The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Missoula Rural Fire District - Firefighter

Last updated on June 22, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 19, 2021

Important Information

The application period is now open, and applications must be received at MRFD Station 1 no later than 5:00pm MDT on July 1, 2021. For more information, please visit mrfdfire.org

Department Information

Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) is located in picturesque Western Montana and proudly serves a population of more than 35,000. MRFD is a full-service fire department covering over 127 square miles in Missoula County.

In 2020, MRFD responded to over 2,600 incidents. Many services are provided to our community including Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Materials Response. The MRFD Community Risk Reduction Division provides Fire Prevention Services, Inspections, Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation, as well as Fire and Life Safety Education. MRFD serves our community from five, career-staffed fire stations that operate 24 hours a day.

MRFD’s jurisdiction includes three rivers, Interstate 90, many highways, railways, and a mix of industrial, suburban, and rural including wildland-urban interface areas. Considering the many year-round, outdoor recreational opportunities and the true four-season climate, Missoula Rural Fire District responds to a vast array of incidents on a daily basis. Exceptional ongoing training is of utmost priority so our crews are ready for any situation that may arise.

Missoula Rural Fire District employs a Fire Chief, two Assistant Fire Chiefs, and four civilian administrative positions. The operational staff consists of 52 career firefighters who work a 24/48 schedule with a K-day every 9th shift. MRFD is also supported by 24 resident and volunteer firefighters.

Area Information

County: Missoula
Population: 35,000
# of Staff: 59

Salary Information

Probationary FF - $56,269 annual salary.  See the MRFD & IAFF L2457 Collective Bargaining Agreement for additional incentive pay.

Benefit Information

MRFD provides 100% employer paid premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance for employee, spouse and children. In addition, MRFD provides employer paid long-term disability and an employee assistance program (EAP). MRFD offers paid Holidays, sick leave and vacation leave. MRFD has annual physical reimbursement and gym reimbursement programs.

Missoula Rural Fire District - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

PST or any verifiable CPAT passed within the previous 12-months from date of job posting.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required

Possess or be eligible to obtain a Montana driver’s license by time of hire

Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement

No

Veterans Preference Points Yes
EMT Certification

Possess a current State of Montana – Board of Examiners EMT license or the ability to obtain current State of Montana – Board of Examiners EMT license by the date of hire.

Firefighter 1 Certification

Firefighter 1 certification preferred, not required.

Firefighter 2 Certification

Firefighter 2 certification preferred, not required.

Paramedic Certification

Paramedic certification preferred, not required.

Prior FF Experience Required

Prior firefighter experience preferred, not required.

Prior EMT Experience Required

Prior EMT experience preferred, not required.

Contact Information

Missoula Rural Fire District - Firefighter

2521 South Ave West
Missoula, MT 59804 Missoula County
(406) 549-6172

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The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Lockwood Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on June 22, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 03, 2021

Area Information

County:
Population:
# of Staff:

Lockwood Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required

Contact Information

Lockwood Fire Department - Firefighter

501 Johnson Lane
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-1460

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The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Kalispell Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

Last updated on September 22, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 03, 2021

Vacancies: 2

Testing Deadline: September 27, 2021.

Important Information

The City of Kalispell is now accepting applications for a Firefighter/Paramedic.  To review the job description, please click here.                                                                                                                                           Applicants must:

  • Complete a City of Kalispell application and submit required documents and certifications to the City of Kalispell Human Resource Department.  Applications are due by Sept. 27, 2021 by 4:00 pm.
  • Register with Public Safety Testing (PST) to complete the required physical (CPAT*) and written exams at www.publicsafetytesting.com.  Successful completion of both the physical and written exams must be done by Sept. 26, 2021. 

*Because the CPAT test is considered a strenuous physical test, we highly recommend you consult with your health care provider before participating.

This position performs a wide variety of all-risk response, technical work in fire suppression, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention activities. This includes risk reduction and prevention, fire suppression, rescue, and hazardous materials operations. The department also provides basic and advanced life support emergency medical response, treatment, and medical transportation. The Fire Department provides all-risk response inside the city limits, emergency medical response to a large service area outside of the city limits, and hazardous materials response statewide.

Community Information

Kalispell is a dynamic community located within about a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski ResortBlacktail Mountain Ski ResortGlacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana. The 2015 population estimate for Kalispell Is 22,052. Investment in the City of Kalispell has increased and tourism remains a strong economic driver for the region. Kalispell is the historical hub of the valley offering residents and visitors a glimpse of the past with the Conrad Mansion and Central School Museum. Art lovers can visit the Hockaday Museum of Art or any of the many galleries located in downtown Kalispell. Concerts, art fairs, and festivals flourish in Downtown Kalispell. Art, activities, and community events can also be found through ImagineIF Libraries.

Department Information

The Kalispell Fire Department is an all hazard Fire and EMS department serving the City of Kalispell with a first due response area of approximately 14 square miles. We do so with a career staff of 33 personnel which staff two fire stations.

Mission Statement

“Protecting Our Community With The Highest Level of Professionalism.”

We accomplish our mission through highly trained fire fighters, a focus on community education and nationally recognized emergency medical skills.

Values

  • Honesty
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Positive Attitude

Services Provided

The Kalispell Firefighters do much more than just fight fires. They provide a wide variety of services within the community such as:

  • Advanced Life Support Transport
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Response
  • Fire Company Fire Inspections / Pre Fire Planning
  • Hydrant Inspections
  • Ice Rescue
  • Mutual Aid to neighboring jurisdictions
  • Northwest Hazardous Materials response team
  • Public Education
  • Technical rescue

Responses

In 2020 the Kalispell Fire Department responded to a total of 3,931 incidents. These numbers reflect fire, hazardous materials, technical rescue and emergency medical service types of calls. With these numbers we average a call volume of nine emergency responses per day. In addition the typical Kalispell fire fighter averages a yearly total of 300 documented training hours.

Area Information

County: Flathead County
Population: 140000
# of Staff: 33

Hiring Status

Kalispell Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic has 2 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is September 27, 2021.

Currently hiring for 2 vacant Firefighter Paramedic positions.

Salary Information



EMT-Paramedic: $23.12 ($21.45 Probationary Wage + $1.67 Paramedic Cert) 1st Year


Benefit Information

100% paid health insurance for employee & reduced rates for dependents. State retirement plan, 3-weeks’ vacation, paid sick leave, 10 State and Federal holidays. This position may be participating in a *VEBA program.

Kalispell Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult May not have been convicted of a crime for which the applicant could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  
College Requirement No
Prior Experience Requirement No
Firefighter 1 Certification

No

Firefighter 2 Certification No
Paramedic Certification Valid Montana Emergency Care Provider license or National Registry EMT-P certification for Paramedic required at time of hire.  
Prior FF Experience Required

No

Prior EMT Experience Required No
Current Hiring Status The City of Kalispell is currently establishing a hiring list for future openings.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Kalispell Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Potential A documented history of poor driving skill/habits; suspended-revoked D/L, excessive number of moving violations, history of accidents where "at fault, etc.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any felony conviction from this state or any other state; or the conviction of an offense from another state, which would be a felony if committed in the State of Montana. 

Contact Information

Kalispell Fire Department - Firefighter Paramedic

312 1st Ave E
Kalispell, MT 59901 Flathead County County
(406) 758-7760

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Frenchtown Rural Fire District - Firefighter

Last updated on August 25, 2021
PST Partner Agency since February 03, 2021

Important Information

We have recently filled two full-time, entry-level positions, and do not anticipate any additional hiring in the next year.

Community Information

Frenchtown, Montana, is the headquarters of Frenchtown Rural Fire District. While named after Frenchtown, the district encompasses the western side of Missoula and the communities of Evaro, Frenchtown, Huson, and Alberton, as well many informal communities throughout. All of these communities are unique in their own way but share the commonality of being located in the rural Western Montana Rocky Mountains, and all that the area has to offer.

Outdoor recreation is endless. Surrounded by the Lolo National Forest, and with state property abundant, access to public land is without rival. The Clark Fork of the Columbia River traverses the district from east to west, providing fishing, lazy floating, and the Alberton Gorge – the best whitewater rafting in Western Montana with well-known Class III rapids.

The eastern part of the district is served by the Frenchtown School District (FSD), one of the top schools in the state. FSD offers pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and a wide range of sports teams that routinely compete at state level tournaments. In the west, the Alberton School District serves the even more rural areas of the district, offering K-12 classes and sports opportunities, also often competing at division and state tournaments.

Home of the University of Montana and the Grizzlies, the city of Missoula is a very vibrant city, and Downtown is only minutes from our eastern boundary. On any day you can experience theater, bars, restaurants, breweries, cideries, and seemingly countless food trucks. And the music. Live music offerings are astounding, ranging from local solo acts to global touring big names.

If you can’t find it in Missoula (which will be rare), Spokane, Washington, and beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho are a scenic few hours to the west on Interstate 90.

Department Information

Frenchtown Rural Fire District (FRFD) covers approximately 150 square miles in the majestic Rocky Mountains.

As a combination department serving approximately 12,000 residents, FRFD responds as an all-hazards department throughout an extensive wildland-urban interface, including over 36 winding miles of Interstate 90. While there are seven stations located throughout the district, three to four stations are typically always staffed with career and/or volunteers. The fleet of 20 active response apparatus includes three ALS ambulances, three structure engines, four tenders/pumper-tenders, five wildland engines, and two rescues. One new command vehicle and one new custom structure engine are expected to be delivered in fiscal year 2022.

Current career staffing consists of the Fire Chief and six FF/Emergency Care Providers (ECP) positions. In June 2021, we began a restructuring that will add an Assistant Chief (expected in late summer 2021) and reorganized the six FF/ECP positions into three levels of officers and firefighters.

In addition to responding to calls for service, the career officers are assigned to the management and oversight of numerous high-level departmental programs. They are also key to developing, executing, and assisting training in support of FRFD operations, administration, and the intern and college programs. The career firefighter positions provide direct support of these programs and duties.

FRFD currently administers a live-in firefighter program that helps prepare individuals for a career as a firefighter, providing training, experience, and nationally recognized fire, EMS, wildland and technical rescue certifications. Through a partnership with an accredited college, our decades-old program is currently being transformed, augmenting the already impressive experience with college courses that will lead to a degree. We are currently transitioning to this program, with our first student/interns starting classes in the Fall of 2021.

At all times, career staff is expected to provide leadership, set the example, and mentor district volunteers and aspiring intern emergency responders. All the career positions truly provide a unique opportunity for those individuals that have the motivation and initiative to provide service well beyond the “typical” firefighter position.

Area Information

County: Missoula and Mineral
Population: 12,000
# of Staff: 8

Hiring Status

We have recently filled two full-time, entry-level positions, and do not anticipate any additional hiring in the next year.

Salary Information

Pay and benefits are set by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, recently negotiated for the period 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2023.

Contact IAFF Local 4654 (FF/Paramedic Kirk Bartel, President) for more information.

Benefit Information

Pay and benefits are set by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, recently negotiated for the period 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2023.

Contact IAFF Local 4654 (FF/Paramedic Kirk Bartel, President) for more information.

Frenchtown Rural Fire District - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required. Our agency will only accept PST’s CPAT

Your CPAT must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required

Must possess or be eligible for a valid Montana Commercial Driver's license (minimum Class B w/ air brakes & tanker endorsements).

Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult

May not have been convicted of a crime for which the applicant could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary.

Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement Preferred but not required.
Prior Experience Requirement Preferred but not required.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
EMT Certification Montana EMT Certification or the ability to successfully obtain Montana EMT Certification prior to start date.
Paramedic Certification Preferred.
Prior FF Experience Required Preferred but not required.
Prior EMT Experience Required Preferred but not required.
CPAT Current (within last year) PST written and CPAT.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Contact Information

Frenchtown Rural Fire District - Firefighter

16875 Marion St
PO Box 865
Frenchtown, MT 59834 Missoula and Mineral County
(406) 626-5791

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