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Location: City of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Status: Not Specified
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description


STUDENT FIREFIGHTER - FIRE SERVICES-OPERATIONS  CLOSES:  2/24/2019 - will open new recruitment in 2020

 STUDENT FIREFIGHTER  (Fire Services - Operations)                                  

Starting Salary: $10.51/hr (Part-time, non-benefit eligible)

Shift Schedule:  1000 hours per year, 15 and 24 hour shifts     

Great opportunity for KSU or MCC students while pursuing their educational goals with year-round employment. Applicants must either have a letter of acceptance or be enrolled full-time (12 hours undergraduate or 6 hours graduate) at Kansas State University or Manhattan Christian College.

Experience Required: Must meet all qualification standards, successfully pass drug screening and medical exam requirements, possess a valid driver’s license, and undergo thorough background investigation including criminal history and driving record.

Special Requirements: Applicants must be willing to comply with the Fire Department residency requirement within 90 days to be eligible for appointment. Applicants must also be willing and able to work a shift schedule that will include some weekends.  Must be able to start academy 05/20/19.                                                                  


Application Deadline                                                                                                        2/24/2019

Correspondence Sent To Applicants Notifying Of Status                                                2/26/2019

Interviews Conducted                                                                                                       3/04/2019 - 3/08/2019

Medical Physicals/Drug Screens                                                                                       4/08/2019 - 4/12/2019

Academy Training Starts (6 Weeks)                                                                                 5/20/2019

Academy Graduation                                                                                                        6/29/2019

For more information email: almes@cityofmhk.com (put name in subject line.) or call (785) 587-4504.

 CLOSES:  2/24/2019

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