Employment Opportunities

The City of Council Bluffs test for two entry level positions in the Fire Department, Firefighter\EMT-B and Firefighter\Paramedic. The processes for both these positions are similar. Applicants for Firefighter must possess a valid State of Iowa EMT-Basic (or higher) certification. Applicants for Firefighter/Paramedic must possess a State of Iowa EMT-Paramedic Specialist certification. National Registry certification can be substituted for the Iowa certification, provided the candidate can obtain Iowa certification within 90 days of being hired.

All eligible applicants will be required to take a written test with a minimum passing score, successful completion of a physical agility test (CPAT), an oral interview and passing a medical and psychological exam which includes drug testing. Once the testing is completed and approved by the Civil Service board, the list of qualified applicants is kept for a period of two years or until such time that the entire list is called.

Council Bluffs Fire Department has Civil Service approved hiring lists in place that are effective through May 17, 2014.

To place yourself on a notification list for the next application and testing process, click on "Job Bank Form" link below, fill out form and return it to the Human Resources Department at the address on the form.

Residency Requirement:

Employees of the Council Bluffs Fire Department shall reside within 60 miles driving distance of the Headquaters Fire Station as determined by travel distance using Google Earth driving directions.

Employees of the Council Bluffs Fire Department shall comply with applicable State of Iowa requirements for Sate residency.

New Employees shall meet the residency requirements of this procedure as soon as practicable following the beginning of employment.

LinkIowa Map

City and County Map File of Iowa

LinkJob Bank Form

Please download, print, fill it out, and mail it to the address on the form.

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