Website St. Paul Fire Department

OPENING DATE: 01/20/23


CLOSING DATE: 02/08/23 at 04:30 PM


SALARY: Depends on Qualifications


JOB TYPE: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Fire & Safety Services





Performs work as directed by a superior, in the protection of life and property from fire and other hazards, the extinguishing of fires, the treatment of medical emergencies, and the inspection of property. Lifts equipment, and tools, maneuvers them around obstacles and under adverse conditions. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


Additional Information about the Saint Paul Fire Department:

The City of Saint Paul is conducting a recruitment process for Firefighter (Paramedic/EMT) Lateral Transfers and will utilize the Civil Service Transfer Rule to fill these positions. Applications received by February 8, 2023, may be considered for a Spring 2023 Fire Academy.


The Saint Paul Fire Department is staffed by 433 sworn personnel, in addition to other civilian employees who comprise the Administration, Fire Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Equipment Services, Business and Support Services, and Training Divisions. Personnel provide fire suppression, basic and advanced life support, emergency management, fire prevention, and public education. SPFD provides 24 hour fire and emergency medical services, and other special services such as a Water Rescue Team, an Advanced Technical Rescue Team and a statewide Hazmat Response Team. In 2021, the department responded to 57,388 calls from 15 fire stations, with 1,989 of all calls being fire related.


The ideal candidate for the position of Firefighter – Paramedic/EMT possesses the following characteristics and abilities:

Is a leader and demonstrates initiative, accountability and respect Displays and practices integrity

Communicates well with others and demonstrates empathy and compassion Demonstrates self-control during intense and chaotic situations

Supports the safety of one another in a team

Solves problems and makes decisions both as an individual and as a team Maintains physical fitness

Understands the diverse communities of Saint Paul and has a connection to its neighborhoods


The salary range for a Firefighter/EMT is $65,584.76 – $91,115.21 based on a 56 hour work week. The salary rangefor a Firefighter/Paramedic is $70,167.03 – $97,481.24 based on a 56 hour work week. All employees in the SaintPaul Fire Academy will work 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, and be paid at the Firefighter Trainee wage of $23.14 per hour.


More information about the City of Saint Paul is available at


The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off.


Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or withthe assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Firefighter job description.


The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision isto be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.





Must be currently employed as a full-time Firefighter (or higher rank) by a public agency having a merit system*, or hold a certified Federal, State or Tribal Firefighter License.

Must be Nationally Registered, as a Paramedic or EMT, and be eligible for certification through the MinnesotaEmergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) by date of conditional offer.

High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver’s License, or equivalent out- of-state driver’s license.


*Full-time Firefighters who have been laid off within the past year and are eligible for reinstatement to their public agency are eligible to apply.


The following are additional skills desirable to the City of Saint Paul but are not required:

Fluency in a second language prevalent in Saint Paul Experience working in diverse communities

Post secondary education, an Associate’s degree, or higher degree Paramedic certification


Continued employment is contingent upon:

Successfully passing the one-year probationary period.

Successfully completing the journey level apprenticeship program by the 36th month of employment.Completion of apprenticeship coursework and testing in order to advance to the 12th month, 24th month, and 36th month journey level status.

Maintaining a current National Registry and State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic certification.

Maintaining a current Firefighter license as required by the State of Minnesota.

Yearly passing of an annual respirator certification, or other certifications, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).






  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental
  2. Upload or submit the following required documents via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)

A legible copy of your proof of your National Registry Paramedic or EMT certification, and


Submit a current paystub or letter from your agency documenting full-time employment status, or proof of Federal, State or Tribal Firefighter licensure, and

A resume


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Requirements Review: All candidates who meet the requirements and have submitted proof of certification, and proof of current employment, by the application deadline will be placed on a qualified list of candidates and forwarded to the Fire Chief for consideration.


Final Selection Process: You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, physical assessment, background check, driver’s license check, and psychological assessment. Successful completion of the background check is required before an applicant is considered for employment. Criminal convictions are notan eliminating factor; therefore, we encourage individuals to apply for this position regardless of criminal history.


Pre-Employment Process: Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment are required to pass a comprehensive medical examination including drug testing, and a psychological assessment before appointment.


Human Resources Contact Information:

Chrissy Hauge at 651-266-6512 200 City Hall Annex

25 West Fourth Street Saint Paul, MN55102 Fax: 651-266-6490

E-mail: [email protected]


To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistanceregarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.


The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color,members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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