Human Resources

Location: Director: Hours: Contact:
City Hall
701 N 7th St, Suite 646
Kansas City, KS
66101
J. Renee Ramirez Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-5660 F: (913) 573-5006 E: Email



Firefighter/Paramedic

Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online by visiting www.wycokck.org/jobs.
 
Applicants must be a United States citizen; possess a valid driver’s license; good moral character; vision with at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30; and be 19 years of age by date of hire.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
 
Upon successful completion of the hiring process, and while waiting for a Fire Academy class to commence, an applicant may be hired into a Civilian status. This position is designed to familiarize the individual with the day-to-day operations of the Fire department. Individuals are assigned to various assignments within the Fire Department, while waiting for the Fire Academy to start. This will allow the individual to learn valuable skills that will prepare them for the Fire Academy.

Applicants applying for Firefighter Pending Paramedic must have current certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); or currently possess a National Registry Certification.  Current Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician who is currently enrolled in a Kansas Paramedic program; or a National Registry EMT who is currently registered in a National Registry EMT-P program must provide a letter from school of attendance confirming program enrollment and graduation date.  Pending-Paramedic applicants must possess their Kansas Paramedic certification within one year from their date of hire; failure to do so will result in immediate termination. Applicants with the National Registry Certification must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician within Sixty (60) days of being hired. Failure to possess Kansas EMT Certification by those sixty (60) days will result in immediate termination. The approximate starting salary is $3124.07 per month.
 
Applicants applying for Firefighter/Paramedic must have a current certification as a Kansas Paramedic; or currently possess a National Registry Certification as a Paramedic (EMT-P).  Applicants with the National Registry Certification (EMT-P) must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Kansas Certification within sixty (60) days from the date of hire. Failure to possess Kansas Certification within those sixty (60) days will result in immediate termination. Applicants must have current ACLS Certification. The approximate starting salary is: $3592.09 per month.
 
Testing for the position will be conducted on a quarterly basis. Applicants sitting for the written examination are required to score 70% or above and pass the physical agility within 4:10 seconds in order to proceed in the process.  Applicants are required to submit an application along with required documentation prior to the testing deadline to reserve a seat. Confirmation of test location and time will be provided to the applicant at time of application. Testing dates are subject to change. Failure to attend any portion of the testing will result in disqualification.
 

TESTING DATES

 

Deadline to Apply  
Written Date
Voluntary Walk Through Physical Agility Test Preliminary Interviews
September 4, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 6, 2019  September 10, 2019 September 10, 2019
October 23, 2019 October 30, 2019 October 30, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 8, 2019
February 19, 2020 February 26, 2020 February 26, 2020 March 6, 2020 March 6, 2020
April 29, 2020 May 5, 2020 May 5, 2020 May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020
September 23, 2020 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2020 October 9, 2020 October 9, 2020
 
 Applicants applying for Firefighter Pending Paramedic or Firefighter Paramedic must return the completed application with all of the following:
  • Official High School Transcript (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL HIGH SCHOOLS ATTENDED)
  • Official GED displaying scores (Sealed Envelope) (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Official College Transcripts – if applicable (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED)
  • Birth Certificate (Original State Certified Document) (A COPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of Certification (Must show expiration date)
  • ACLS Certification       (Paramedic’s only)
  • DD-214 – Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge (If applicant has prior military service)
  • Pre-Employment Questionnaire
 **INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PRESENT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED – COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, UNLESS SUBMITTING APPLICATION ONLINE.  IF SUBMITTING APPLICATION ONLINE, PLEASE BRING ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ON THE TESTING DATE.
HUMAN RESOURCES WILL COPY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED.

Applicants applying for the position of Firefighter Pending Paramedic or Firefighter Paramedic will be required to pass a written examination and physical ability examination.  Applicants passing both the written and physical agility will proceed to a preliminary interview and background check and CVSA.  Applicants selected for a conditional offer of employment will participate in post offer physical and drug screen.  Applicant must be a resident of Wyandotte County or willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire.        
 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND DISQUALIFIERS:

Application Instructions and Disqualifiers
 

APPLICATION

The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.


 

Firefighter/EMT

While we are not currently hiring for Firefighter/EMT, please fill out this job interest FORM and return to jobs@wycokck.org and be notified once this position posts again. 



Firefighter Trainee

While we are not currently hiring for Firefighter/Trainee, please fill out this job interest FORM and return to jobs@wycokck.org and be notified once this position posts again. 

 
(This information is provided as a courtesy for the applicant and is not intended to be utilized for any other purposes)
 
The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.