MARSHFIELD FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT
514 E. 4TH STREET
MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN 54449
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Updated: February 10, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Applications are being accepted to fill vacant Firefighter/Paramedic positions and to establish a Firefighter/Paramedic eligibility list. This is an ongoing application process. Applications will remain valid for one year.
Candidates must submit a complete packet, including the City of Marshfield Employment Application, which can also be found here, cover letter, resume, copies of all pertinent certifications and licensures, and a valid CPAT certificate for this position through National Testing Network. Please note that applicants who list an e-mail address will be contacted via email. Please check your e-mail on a regular basis.
This position requires a Fire Team and a valid CPAT through the National Testing Network. The CPAT may be taken at any licensed agency if there is not a National Testing Network location offering CPATs in your area. Please upload documentation confirming your CPAT in your candidate account.
The purpose of this position is to respond to emergencies and perform fire suppression activities, rescue work, hazardous materials response, and basic or advanced life-support emergency medical service.
Salary Information: $59,918 (4/1/2021 rate); 3% increase for Paramedic and additional 1% for Critical Care Paramedic
Firefighter Union Contract - Click here to view the current Firefighter's Union Contract
Department Overview: The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department (MFRD) is a full-time career department consisting of 39 sworn individuals and one non-sworn employee. We are a full-service department offering services in fire suppression, EMS, technical rescue, specialized rescue, vehicle extrication, code enforcement, fire prevention and public fire education, among others. We provide EMS and fire protection to the City of Marshfield and provide Critical Care Paramedic level EMS to 13 surrounding townships and villages in Wood, Clark, and Marathon Counties. The Department also performs interfacility transfers for the Marshfield Clinic Health System and Paramedic Intercepts for area ambulance services. An essential part of a Firefighter/Paramedic’s work involves performing basic and advanced life support procedures and transporting patients. Approximately 90% of the department’s emergency responses are EMS related. Service is provided from one fire station which opened in 2010.
Description of Duties:The primary function of a Marshfield Fire Fighter/Paramedic is to protect the community from disaster situations, including structure fires, and promote an environment of public safety within the City of Marshfield. This position involves emergency medical services (EMS), fire prevention and inspection activities, equipment and station maintenance, public education, and training. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Benefits Information:Marshfield Firefighters are provided a generous compensation including, vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, uniform allowance, longevity, educational reimbursement, health insurance, and Wisconsin Retirement System.
Area Information: The City of Marshfield is located in both Wood and Marathon County. As of January 1, 2020, Marshfield's population was 19,478. The City encompasses 13.692 square miles. The fire department covers approximately 315 square miles for ambulance responses. The City is governed by a Full-Time City Administrator, part-time Mayor, and ten Alderpersons. The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department is governed by a five member Fire and Police Commission.
Age: Minimum 18 years old
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Valid WISCONSIN State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must meet the vision requirements specified in NFPA 1582 Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments Section 6.4 Eyes and Vision.
Prior Experience: Desirable Experience Includes:
Candidates who submit a complete packet through NTN including the City of Marshfield application, cover letter, resume, copies of all pertinent certifications and licensures, and meet the minimum qualifications (including a valid CPAT) for this position may be invited to participate in a Computerized Test (date/location to be determined based on hiring needs). Following the test, results will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted by e-mail, if selected for a panel interview.
Necessary Certifications: Valid CPAT at time of application; Fire Team Written Exam with a minimum score of 70% in all sections; Firefighter I and Firefighter II (State of Wisconsin or IFSAC Accredited); NIMS 100, 200, and 700; Nationally Registered and/or State of Wisconsin licensed Paramedic at time of hire.
Additional Requirements: City of Marshfield Application, cover letter and resume are required as part of the application process (these are not in lieu of the application process).
Preferred but not required – State of Wisconsin or IFSAC Accredited certifications in Driver/Operator- Pumper and Driver/Operator-Aerial; Hazardous Materials Technician; Wisconsin endorsement as Critical Care Paramedic
Hiring Process: Notification of open positions will be made through various sites including, but not limited to the City of
Marshfield and fire department Facebook pages, City of Marshfield and fire department website, the National Testing Network (NTN), etc.
Candidates who submit a complete packet through NTN including the City of Marshfield application, cover
letter, resume, copies of all pertinent certifications and licensures, and meet the minimum qualifications
(including a valid CPAT) for this position may be invited to participate in a Computerized Test (date/location to be determined based on hiring needs). Following the
test, results will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted by e-mail for a panel interview.
For candidates advancing in the recruitment process, the following steps may be involved up to the point of a conditional offer of employment: additional interview, background check, reference check,
psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug/alcohol screening. If you are selected as a finalist, an extensive investigation of your background and reference checks will be conducted. Any false or misleading information provided by you will be cause for rejection or termination.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Driving Disqualifiers: Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and good driving record.
Employment Disqualifiers: Must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation including drug screening, psychological examination, reference checks, and background investigation. A comprehensive background investigation is conducted on applicants to establish evidence of good moral character, a well-adjusted personality, community commitment, fire service adaptability, and a pattern of conduct acceptable to MFRD. Determination that the candidate does not have the requisite behavioral characteristics may disqualify potential candidates.
Additional Disqualifiers: Successful candidates may be offered a position contingent upon successful completion of a medical physical and psychological
Candidates must be capable of meeting the requirements for medical evaluation of firefighter candidates specified in NFPA 1582 Comprehensive
Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments. Failure to meet these requirements may disqualify candidates from employment with MFRD. The psychological assessment consists of a written test and an evaluation with a psychologist. This component of the assessment process examines individual characteristics that may have an impact on the candidate’s likelihood of acceptable performance as a Firefighter. A negative assessment may disqualify candidates from employment with MFRD.
Work Schedule and Residency Requirements: The department works a California schedule averaging a 56-hour work week. The 24-hour shift schedule is as follows: 24 On, 24 Off; 24 On, 24 Off; 24 On, 96 Off. MFRD firefighters work 10 days per month with four consecutive days off occurring 3-4 times per month. The schedule then repeats. There is ample opportunity for overtime as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the MFRD.
Marshfield Fire Department requires employees to live within 15 miles of
the jurisdictional boundaries of the local governmental unit and must
establish residence within the specified area within 60 days after
completion of the probationary period.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Marshfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.