Firefighter – Omaha, Nebraska

SALARY: Probationary: $54,862.08.12 / Firefighter (after probation): $57,541.12 – $76,964.16 Annual

REQUIREMENTS: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) High school graduation or its equivalent. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of application and throughout employment with the City of Omaha.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: By the end of the training academy, eligible candidates must hold a current certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) OR hold a current Nebraska EMT license (Title 172 , Chapter 11 of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services) which may be obtained by completing an Emergency Medical Technician Course that meets the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician course. If this certification is not obtained by the onset of the training academy, it must be obtained by the end of the training academy. Must be able to work varying shifts, weekends, and holidays. Must be willing to submit to (either prior to or following a job offer) and pass a drug test, polygraph test, a background investigation, credit history, and driving abstract. Must be willing to submit to and pass a psychological and medical examination and a vision and hearing test following a job offer. Must be willing to submit to and pass random drug testing after being hired. Must successfully complete the physical ability course designed specifically for firefighter candidates. Must successfully complete the fire academy for newly hired firefighters as prescribed by the Omaha Fire Department.

NATURE OF WORK: This is skilled work in extinguishing fires and conducting rescue operations. Work involves the performance of duties at fire scenes to extinguish fires, safeguard lives, salvage property, prevent the recurrence of fires, and protect properties from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Work also involves the routine inspection and maintenance of fire apparatus, fire station facilities, and firefighting equipment; the performance of fire inspections; providing basic life support and assisting in providing advanced life support; training and drilling in the use of fire equipment and firefighting techniques; and the performance of public relations activities. At times the work is performed in conditions of extreme temperatures and danger for prolonged periods of time during which time one’s vision may be partially or totally obscured. An employee in this classification exercises some independence in the performance of duties and receives close supervision from a supervisor.



HOW TO APPLY: Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website (


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.


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